Barcelona v Manchester City Preview

October 17, 2016 | By

Bet365 - £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountUEFA Champions League Group C action Wednesday night comes from the Nou Camp and features Barcelona versus Manchester City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 2 High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Barcelona v Manchester City Preview, UEFA Champions League, Group C, 19th October 2016

Barcelona head into this game currently top of the group with a 100% record from their opening two matches. A 7-0 thrashing of Celtic in the opening game of the group was followed up with a 2-1 victory away against Borussia M’Gladbach and the hosts will no doubt be confident of securing their place at the top of the group when taking on Manchester City on Wednesday night.

Manchester City head into the game currently placed second in the group having won impressively 4-0  at home against Borussia M’Gladbach in their opening game of the group, but they could only manage a 3-3 draw away against Celtic next time out which would of been a huge disappointment to both the players and fans.

Barcelona Team News :

The hosts will be without Jordi Alba, Sergio Roberto and Jasper Cillessen for this game as they all continue to receive treatment for respective injury related problems.

Manchester City Team News :

The visitors will be without Bacary Sagna and Fabian Delph, but other than that City have a full squad available.

Barcelona v Manchester City Head to Head Statistics:

Wednesday night’s game from the Nou Camp will become the sixth meeting between these two clubs in recent years and as we can see from our head to head statistics table shown below, it has been Barcelona who have enjoyed the better of the results having won four times compared to Manchester City having only managed just the one victory.

18/03/15 UCL Barcelona – Manchester City
1 : 0
24/02/15 UCL Manchester City – Barcelona
1 : 2
12/03/14 UCL Barcelona – Manchester City
2 : 1
18/02/14 UCL Manchester City – Barcelona
0 : 2
19/08/09 CLF Barcelona – Manchester City
0 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

10 Goals have been scored in the previous 5 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of exactly 2.00.

5 of those Goals have came in the 3 previous matches played at the Nou Camp and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic of 1.67.

Based on both sets of data shown above it does seem to indicate that this game should see between 1 or 2 Goals Scored on Wednesday night.

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Barcelona v Manchester City Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Barcelona: D W W L W

Manchester City: W W D L D

Barcelona have a slight advantage on the recent form statistics having managed three wins, one draw and one defeat during their last five matches played.

Manchester City have only managed two wins, two draws and one defeat during their last five matches played and both the head to head and recent form stats both point towards a Barcelona win here.

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Barcelona v Manchester City Match Betting Odds Market

Barcelona have had a perfect start to their qualification campaign in the group and with home advantage they do look good value at their current best price of 4/7 with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

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The Draw is a current a best price of 10/3 with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets when Registering a New Account and does seem to be the best result that Manchester City could obtain from this difficult looking match.

Manchester City could only manage a 1-1 draw in their latest match in the premiership over the weekend at home against Everton and with also having failed to convert two penalties in that match, the confidence of the players must of taken a bit of a beating. As such the visitors have it all to do here on Wednesday night in Spain as their current best price of 5/1 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets when Registering a New Account.

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Barcelona v Manchester City Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

Barcelona are known as one of the world’s best sides for a very good reason, they just don’t lose many games, either in the primera la liga or uefa champions league and having won both of their opening matches of the group and winning their match over the weekend 4-0 at home against Deportivo La Coruna, the hosts will be brimming with confidence of adding another 3pts to their tally come Wednesday night.

Manchester City have started their group qualification group ok but the wheels do seem to be coming off since their 3-3 draw away against Celtic, who Barcelona smashed 7-0. Follow that result up with their defeat away against Tottenham Hotspur and now a poor 1-1 draw at home against Everton, well you kind of get the picture that City have an enormous mountain to climb to return home back to England with anything from this match.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this game is going to be for Barcelona to Win as although the current odds are slightly odds on, they still represent huge value for a side that is in excellent form, have won both of their opening two games of the group and have scored 9 goals in the process.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be for Barcelona Striker Luis Suarez to score the first goal of this game as he certainly has no love for anything Manchester City and he will be very much pumped up for a chance to send the City fans home with their tails between their legs.

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