Manchester City vs Barcelona Champions League Betting Preview
Last week saw Manchester City lose to Barcelona in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League match. On March 12th City will host Barcelona at home and to be in with any chance of going through to the next round they must win the game at least 2 – 0.
Unfortunately for City the bookies don’t think they have much chance, the best odds on them are 6/1 while Barcelona is miles ahead at 8/15. The odds on a draw are 18/5.
City’s hopes took another knocking this week with the news that Gerard Pique is set to return from injury for their match. Pique injured his thigh in Barcelona’s 3-1 defeat at Real Sociadad last weekend. However, he is only expected to be out for two weeks.
Pique is Barcelona’s best defensive player and could prove to be vital to the game as City are likely to attack as much as possible as they try to win.
On the other hand City’s top scorer Sergio Aguero is due to return from injury this week. So far this term Aguero has scored an impressive 26 goals.