Manchester City visit Barcelona on Wednesday's Champions League most anticipated clash. Will Pep Guardiola enjoy a winning return to the Camp Nou? Don't miss our Barcelona v Manchester City betting preview with predictions, betting tips, starting line-ups, team news, best odds, bookie offers and no deposit free bets on this unmissable clash!
BARCELONA v MANCHESTER CITY BETTING PREVIEW
Barcelona suffered a shock loss at Celta Vigo in La Liga, but the Blaugrana promptly back to winning ways having hammered 4-0 Deportivo La Coruna at the weekend. In Champions League, the Catalan outfit have won both of their games thus far, following up a 7-0 hammering of Celtic with a 1-2 win at Borussia M'Gladbach. As to the direct matches with Manchester City, Barça have won all their four Champions League meetings so far.
Barça lined up in a 3-4-3 formation on Saturday, but they are expected to revert to a 4-3-3 formation against the Citizens. Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen is ruled out but Luis Enrique confirmed that Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto are fully fit, and the duo is expected to start as full back. The likes of Neymar, Leo Messi and Luis Suarez, of course, will lead the line.
Manchester City made an impressive start to life under Guardiola by winning their first 10 fixtures in all competitions. Anyway, the 3-3 draw with Celtic Glasgow on Matchday 2 of the Champions League was the start of a dip in form that has seen them go three games without a victory. Prior to that, Guardiola's men recorded a 4-0 win over Borussia M'Gladbach. As to the Premier League, they still top the table with 19 points after 8 matchweeks, but Arsenal are level on points and Tottenham just one point behind them.
Sergio Aguero is set to start having featured from the bench against Everton, replacing the youngster Kelechi Ineahacho. Bacary Sagna is Pep Guardiola's only main injury concern and Pablo Zabaleta is expected to deputize in his absence. Vincent Kompany will have to wait a couple of weeks before to return in the squad.
BARCELONA v MANCHESTER CITY PROBABLE LINEUPS
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Piquè; Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic; Neymar, Suarez, Messi
Manchester City (4-1-4-1): Bravo; Zabaleta, Kolarov, Otamendi, Stones; Fernandinho; Sterling, De Bruyne, David Silva, Nolito; Aguero
BARCELONA v MANCHESTER CITY ODDS
|BARCELONA||11.00 with||Bet £10, win £110.00|
|THE DRAW||5.00 with||Bet £10, win £50.00|
|MANCHESTER CITY||19.00 with||Bet £10, win £190.00|
BARCELONA v MANCHESTER CITY PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|3-1 Correct Score||11.00|
|Barcelona to score in both halves||1.91|
|Suarez anytime goalscorer||1.83|
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