Betting Preview: Manchester United vs Barcelona: Away Win Likely


Manchester United and Barcelona rekindle their rivalry on the Champions League stage when both teams meet at the Old Trafford for the first leg of their last eight tie.

The Red Devils have suffered from at the hands of star player Lionel Messi and his Barcelona side in the past and they will be looking to buck the trend when they meet again later this week.

Manchester United got the better of Barcelona 1-0 on aggregate in their semifinal tie during the 2007/08 season en route the title which was won in that campaign via a penalty shootout win over Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Barcelona then went on to deny Manchester United the Champions League trophy on two occasions.

Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto’o were amongst the goals as Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 in the 2009 Champions League final before Messi added another final goal in the 3-1 win over the Red Devils during the 2011 Champions League.

Manchester United are underdogs ahead of their first leg clash against Barcelona with winning odds of 3.70 while the possibility of a draw is at the odds of 3.60.

Five-time European champions Barcelona are favourites to secure victory in the first Champions League meeting with Manchester United this season with odds of 2.00 according to Surebet247.


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