Latest Man City v Barcelona odds from the Champions League, plus team news and live stream schedule from the Etihad Stadium in Manchester (KO 19:45).
We are all set for a cracking night in Manchester, and with the news that Paddy Power have enhanced the price on the over 2.5 goals to a massive 3/1 from a paltry looking 8/13, there’s definitely something in the game for everyone.
With Manuel Pellegrini’s commented that his City side are now ‘bigger than Manchester United’ in the week, as all eyes decend on the Etihad Stadium in Manchester as Catalan giants Barcelona make the trip in the knock out stages of the Champions League.
We should be set for a monumental matchup featuring two of the most powerful squads in Europe.
Interestingly, these two sides have never met in a competitive match before and the atmosphere is sure to be red hot as football fans in general are treated to two sides of imperious quality.
Sergio Aguero may be missing from the starting line up as the Argentinian recovers from a hamstring injury that has kept him out of City’s last three games.
Fernandinho is set to come into the squad to bolster the midfield, with David Silva and Yaya Toure forming a trio in the centre of the pitch.
Jesus Navas and the returning Samir Nasri should provide the width down the flanks, while Alvaro Negredo could get the nod over Eden Dzeko and Steven Jovetic to lead the line.
Manchester City have never made it to the last 16 in the Champions League in their history, and although the bookmakers see Barcelona overwhelming favorites to qualify for the next round at 4/7, surprisingly the Catalans have a poor record in the Champions League on English soil in recent times, having not beaten an English side since 2007.
Brazilian wonder kid Neymar should return to the Barcelona side after making his comeback against Rayo Vallecano on the weekend, while Xavi should start after begin rested in the same game.
Both these sides are in good form coming into the game, with Manchester City fresh from a 2-0 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup, while Lionel Messi looks to be back to his best after Barcelona dismantled Rayo Vallecano 6-0 on the weekend.
We should be all set for a cracking game at the Etihad tonight, which kicks off the Champions League knockout stages, with a place in the last 16 the reward.