Barcelona 1/16 to knock Man City out of the Champions League
Competition: Champions League
Market: Barcelona to qualify for the next round
Odds: 1/16 @ Betfair
Manchester City face the daunting prospect of potentially being knocked out of the second competition in just three days when they face Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League this week – with a 2-0 deficit they will need to overturn at a ground where the Catalan giants have lost just once in Europe in the last five years.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men recently lost 2-1 at the hands of Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup quarter-finals to rule out the chances of them winning the quadruple this season. After winning the Capital One Cup last week, the Premier League may have to be their last saving grace as Barcelona are being backed at odds of 1/16 from Betfair to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Manchester City.
Considering the Citizens have to overcome a two-goal deficit at Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium, it makes it a big ask, especially to have to win by two clear goals. Not to mention, their form having dipped in the last few games too. The 1-0 win against Stoke in the Premier League was Pellegrini’s second victory since the end of January in all competitions.
Bet: Barcelona to qualify for the next round of Champions League @ 1/16 with Betfair >>