UCL Match Preview Manchester City vs Barcelona


Both manager’s have injury concerns ahead of this massive fixture. Pep Guardiola was humilated 4-0 on his return to Camp Nou in the reverse fixture and will need to pull off a shock result to have any chance of usurping his old employer’s to first place in the group.

City ended a winless run of six matches with an easy 4-0 win over West Brom on Saturday, in which Sergio Aguero returned to his best.

Barcelona limped to a 1-0 win over Granada at the weekend but they have won each of their last four and kept clean sheets in three of those matches. That will please Luis Enrique, who is without Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique. Naija and Bet

The away side are clear favourites to win once again but it may not be as easy as their 4-0 triumph on home soil, although they have scored at least three goals in four of their last five away matches in all competitions.

Team News

Manchester City – Sergio Aguero was controversially left out of the starting XI that lost 4-0 to Barcelona in the reverse fixture but Pep Guardiola has confirmed the Argentina international will start up front on Tuesday.
Claudio Bravo was sent off on his return to Camp Nou and will miss this match, with Willy Caballero set to deputise between the sticks here.
With Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna doubts, Fernando could be forced to play at the back once more. Vincent Kompany may not be risked in a game of such importance.
Barcelona – Jeremy Mathieu was sent off in their 4-0 win over Manchester City and will miss out here. Barcelona will also be without Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta, who are both injured.
Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez, Arda Turan and Rafinha are vying to start in Iniesta’s place on Tuesday night.
Lucas Digne may have to deputise in Jordi Alba’s absence if he fails to recover from injury.
Match Facts
Barcelona have won their last 5 matches against Man City in all competitions.
Barcelona have won 6 of their last 7 UEFA Champions League matches.
Barcelona have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches against Man City in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Barcelona‘s last 6 games in UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (UEFA Champions League).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City‘s last 3 UCL games.
As at this post Manchester City has 2.87 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Barcelona has 2.46 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 3.65.

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