One of the games I have looked forward to most in the Champions League takes place this week when Manchester City take on Barcelona at home this Tuesday. I really think this game gives me the opportunity to make some money. I would have loved to have been there but failed to get a ticket.
A few weeks ago I looked at the outright betting when Manchester City were ripping teams apart and thought that 16/1 was fair value to lift the trophy if and it was a big If they get past Barcelona, the thing that put me off though was their defensive record. They are a great team going forward and look like scoring in nearly every game. (Forget what happened against Norwich that was a one off) The problem is their defence against the top teams I feel they will really struggle, Chelsea got men behind the ball and then broke quickly from midfield and they looked all at sea.
Barcelona have had their problems recently drawing 1-1 v Sociedad although they did lead 2-0 from the first leg and they also got beaten 3-2 by Valencia but these were in the minor cup comps and this is the Champions league something they would really like to win
Man City v Barcelona Total Goal Betting
The markets on the total goals is were I think there’s serious money to be made, I will be placing bets on over 2.5 and over 3.5 goals as I can see Barcelona scoring early pushing Man City onto the front foot as well and the game will become a goal fest as Manchester City don’t have enough experience at this level of the champions league. Sergio Aguero may miss the game for City which is a shame but Barcelona have no injury worries.
All the latest under/over goal betting betting odds are updated every fifteen seconds so check which bookmaker is offering the best odds for the bet when you place it. I placed my bets with Sporting Bet and Ladbrokes.
Man City v Barcelona Free Bets
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Man City V Barcelona Betting Odds
If you fancy either team to win this the best odds at the time of writing were 19/10 on Manchester City with BetVictor, the draw was 5/2 with most bookmakers and Paddy Power were the stand out price with 3/2 on Barcelona but there’s bound to be a few changes before kick off as the team news and line up’s start to filter through, I really do think though that this game has goals all over it. All the latest odds on the game are shown here.