Manchester United vs. Barcelona Prediction

Prediction, Odds & Betting tips for Manchester United vs. Barcelona at Europa League

  • Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
  • When: Thursday, February 23, 9 pm CET

The first meeting of the two powerhouses was more than interesting, especially in the second 45 minutes once we saw four goals. We expect nothing less in the rematch, with the Round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League at stake. But as we already mentioned before, this isn’t only about the result, but the reputation and honor. One can’t allow losing this matchup regardless of the cost.

Manchester United vs. Barcelona

Manchester United vs. Barcelona Preview

Manchester United

We must admit that the Red Devils played quite well in Barcelona and responded in a way just a few expected to see. After an allowed goal, they blitzed the hosts scoring twice less than ten minutes following that concede, freezing the rivals.

Though, they couldn’t endure the pressure until the end, and Barca leveled the score. Still, how they played was more than satisfying, giving massive hope before the second leg.

United is without a loss at home since mid-October, and they’ve turned Trafford into a stronghold following a poor start. Before 2-2 against Leeds, this unit had 13 wins in a row, scoring at least two goals in each of them.

Barcelona

Blaugrana didn’t win, but they extended a streak of games without losing up to 17. They snapped the 11-match winning wave, which is a slight minus, but overall, we can’t say that Xavi’s unit has something to regret from this event. 

The defense was a bit weaker than before, because Barcelona kept its net intact in seven of the previous eight contests, and against United, it conceded twice inside the latter 45 minutes. We can’t say that’s something acceptable following such strong performances, but on the other side, United’s offense is on fire this year. 

The Catalonian unit has 11 straight victories away from Cam Nopi, and the majority of them are with clean sheets, which is because of their fantastic tactics, which depend on counter-attacks and possession. 

First Deposit Bonus 100% up to ₱6,000

Manchester United vs. Barcelona Possible Lineups

Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Sabitzer, Casemiro, Fernandes; Sancho, Weghorst, Rashford

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Christensen, Alonso, Balde; Roberto, F de Jong, Kessie; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi

Manchester United vs. Barcelona Head to Head

The first meeting ended 2-2. This was the 14th encounter between these two clubs, and for the moment, Barcelona has six wins, United three, and we saw five ties. These teams met twice in the Champions League finals, and Barca won on both occasions. 

Manchester United vs. Barcelona Prediction

Our pick here would be United to win, because Barca plays without Pedri, who is out for the month, and his absence will take a massive toll on the road, with him being the vital link between the midfield and the attack. Meanwhile, United is fantastic at home, and they would be our pick even with Pedri on the field. 

Our verdict: Manchester United wins

Manchester United vs. Barcelona Odds

First Deposit Bonus 100% up to ₱20,700
Top Betting Sites
20Bet

Welcome Bonus 100% up to ₱6,000

GG.BET

Welcome Bonus 100% up to $500

22BET

Welcome Bonus 100% Up To ₱7,500

Get Exclusive Bonuses!
Subscribe and be the first to receive the best betting offers
No Spam. We promise.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

*By subscribing you are certifying that you are over the age of 18