Sports Betting. Manchester City vs Barcelona [01.11.16] : Blaugrana will get points on the Blue Moon[ 30.10.16 ]
Bet: Barcelona (Draw No Bet)
Despite a super confident win at Camp Nou Barcelona is going to play a very tough follow-up match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, November 1. Without any doubts this clash will be the highlight of the Champions League matchday 4.
At the start of the season Manchester City played convincingly and looked almost unstoppable with their 10 victories in a row in all competitions. However, despite sports betting predictions the Citizens couldn’t extend their winning streak. Guardiola’s side seems to be too much dependent on their leader Kevin de Bruyne who got injured and missed out several games. Even with de Bruyne back the draws alternated with the defeats and City’s fans started to get worried. But as it was predicted by betting companies this week-end Mancunians finally took 3 points against West Bromwich Albion (4-0). So at this moment the Blue Moon sit atop the Premier League due to a goal difference.
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As for Barcelona, this season Cules didn’t impress with a consistency their fans got used to. After lifting the National Super Cup, Blaugrana won 2 games in La Liga. Then, contrary to all sports betting conjectures, they suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of a new-comer Alaves (1-2). In the subsequent 7 matches in the national competitions Barca lost to Celta (3-4) and drew with Atletico (1-1). So Luis Enrique’s side is now chasing Real Madrid having 2 points deficit. Although the Catalans don’t always show a perfect performance in Spain, they are spectacular and perfectly effective in the Champion League. As many betting experts predicted Barca got 3 wins out of 3.
Obviously, on the eve of the first match, which took place 2 weeks ago, a lot of attention was paid to the Guardiola factor. City’s fans believed his experience with Barcelona would help his new team to triumph. They were wrong. Confirming betting markets layout Barca easily overcame their opposition (4-0). It should be mentioned that during the game Enrique lost his two leading defenders Pique and Alba. So these two will miss out along with Turan, Mathieu and Iniesta. Guardiola in his turn is going to play without Zabaleta, Sagna and Delf who are all injured and Bravo who is disqualified. This time the Citizens have to be better prepared and will have a home field advantage. While choosing a bet it is important to take into account the fact that City remain unbeaten at home this season, though they lost both head-to-head encounters with Barcelona at Etihad (0-2 and 1-2) in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
The bookmakers don’t name a clear favourite of this fixture, but they give a small advantage to the away team: Manchester City – 2,90, Draw – 3,55, Barcelona – 2,35. As the host have obvious problems in the defense and Barca will play without Pique, Alba and Mathieu it is highly recommended to bet on “Both Teams to Score”(1,44). You can also chose the option“Total Goals over 2,5”(1,53). What’s more, the bet “Draw and both Teams to Score”(4,20) can get through. If Manchester’s win over WBA doesn’t impress you and you believe in Barcelona there are some good options such as“Barcelona (Draw No Bet)”(1,74) and“Total Goals by Away Team over 1,5”(1,83).