Champions League Focus – Manchester City v Barcelona 18/02/2014

This game is one of the most eagerly awaited Champions League clash this year – and with good reason. City and Barcelona are both in great form and this should be an open and free-flowing game of football. Manchester City have already scored over 115 goals in all competitions this season this season and the visit of the Spanish League leaders should not deter them from their attacking intent.

Barca themselves have scored a total of 111 goals so far this season, so we can expect some goals in this game. Man City could be without Sergio Aguero but they still have plenty of goal scorers in their squad while Barcelona finally have Lionel Messi back to his best after his recent lay-off.   The Catalonians have not been great away from home in this competition – with just 3 out 15 wins in their last 15 knockout games – so it would be wise to avoid backing them with such poor odds available. For straight match betting the draw offers the best value and can be backed at 13/5 with Bet365.

For the best value in this game; look at the goal betting options. Over 2.5 goals looks like an attractive option and can be backed at 4/6 with Betfair.

Match betting: Draw @ 13/5 Bet365.

Goal betting: Over 2.5 @ 4/6 Betfair.

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