Preview - Barcelona vs Manchester United 17 April 19

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Champion's League Quarter Final
Barcelona vs. Manchester United
Wednesday, April 17th 2019
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Camp Nou
First Leg Score: Manchester United 0 - 1 Barcelona

Last five matches form: W D W W D
CL Average goals per match: 2.22
CL Average goals against per match: 0.67
CL Top Scorer: Lionel Messi ( 8 )

Manchester United:
Last five matches form: L W L L W
CL Average goals per match: 1.11
CL Average goals against per match: 0.89
CL Top Scorer: Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba & Romelu Lukaku (2)

It's advantage Barcelona headed into the second leg of their Champion's League Quarter Final with Manchester United. Having put in a textbook away performance to come away from Old Trafford with a 1-0 success in the first leg, they will be confident of completing the job in front of their own fans.

Having been 2-0 after their home game with PSG only to turn things around in dramatic style at the Parc des Princes in the last round though, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his squad will likely head here full of belief.

With the La Liga title all but in the bag, Barca made ten changes to their starting line-up for their goalless draw at Huesca at the weekend and will head into this the more rested of the two sides.

Manchester United played a strong side at home to West Ham but were very poor on the day, and rather fortunate to come away with a 2-1 win.

Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 30 games at home in the Champion's League, winning 27 of those.

United have won three of four on the road in this competition this season, including at big guns Juventus and PSG.

The biggest factor here is the current form of the sides. Barcelona appear to be playing at something close to their best, whilst United look to be struggling for ideas at times. United shocked us at PSG, but we don't see them doing it again here.

Prediction: Barcelona 3 - 1 Manchester United

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