Barcelona vs Manchester United prediction: How will Champions League quarter-final second leg …


Manchester United travel to Barcelona for their crunch Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men trail by a single goal after last week’s first leg at Old Trafford where a Luke Shaw own goal was enough to separate the two sides.

History is against them with Barca a fearsome prospect on their own patch.

But Solskjaer knows a thing or two about springing a surprise at the Nou Camp and will be buoyed by the heroics in Paris earlier in the tournament.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Prediction

Barca are going to see an awful lot of the ball once again so United’s chances – where there are some – will surely come on the break or at set-pieces.

Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, should he play, will be key here with their pace clearly set to provide both Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet with difficulties.

Ander Herrera’s legs will be missed in the middle of the park as will the suspended Shaw’s workrate on the left flank – expect Barca to try and play keep away early on to take any lasting sting out of the visitors. Luis Suarez’s energy figures to once again be a problem for Chris Smalling to contain.

Lionel Messi is fit after his first-leg tangle with Smalling and he’ll fancy himself to get on the scoresheet after firing a blank a week ago.

There could well be a goal in it for United too if everything breaks right, but it’s hard to envision the hosts not scoring again themselves.

Score draw, Barcelona progress.

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What time is it and how can I watch it?

The game kicks off at 8pm at the Nou Camp.

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD with Gary Lineker on hand to guide you through. 

Those without access to a TV can stream the game live via the BT Sport website.

We will be live blogging the game too, of course.

Rashford could be key if United are to get a result (PA)

Predicted line-ups

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur, Messi, Suarez, Coutinho

Manchester United: De Gea, Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Young, Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku

Odds

Barcelona 4/11

Draw 9/2

Manchester United 8/1



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