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Manchester City vs Barcelona Preview and Line Up Prediction: Draw 1-1 at 11/2

Manchester City vs Barcelona Preview and Line Up Prediction: Draw 1-1 at 11/2

Manchester City and Barcelona will play in their first leg of the round of Last 16 matches of the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, 24th February.

Match Preview:

The teams played each other twice last year. In February 2014 Barcelona beat Manchester City 0 – 2 and in March 2014 Barcelona once again beat Manchester City 2 – 1.

Manchester City finished second in Group E with 8 points having won 2 games, drawn 2 and lost 2. They were seven points below Bayern Munich.

Barcelona finished top of Group F with 15 points having won 5 games and lost 1. They were two points above PSG.

Match Prediction:

A 1 – 1 draw is the most likely outcome of the game with William Hill and Bet365 offering odds of 13/2 and 11/2 respectively.

Predicted Line Ups:

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov, Nasri, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero.

Barcelona: Bravo, Alves, Pique, Mathieu, Alba, Rafinha, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez, Neymar.

Betting Odds:

William Hill Odds: 5/2 Manchester City to Win, 12/5 for a Draw and 6/5 Barcelona to Win

Bet365 Odds: 12/5 Manchester City to Win, 13/5 for a Draw and 11/10 Barcelona to Win

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.

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