Manchester United vs. Barcelona Prediction: Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg
- Feb 25, 2023, 8:39:27 AM
Manchester United and Barcelona are set to renew hostilities at Old Trafford on Thursday night in the Europa League Round of 32 2nd leg. The first leg was a thrilling encounter that ended in a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou. The winner of this tie will progress to the last 16 of the Europa League. In this article, we will analyze both teams and provide a prediction of the likely outcome of this match.
Team 1 Analysis - Manchester United
Manchester United is on an impressive unbeaten run of eight matches in all competitions, scoring at least two goals in each of their last nine. They are in excellent form going into this match, having won their last game against Leicester City 3-0. Marcus Rashford has been on fire recently, having scored four goals in his last three games. The Red Devils have a superb home record, winning 14 out of their last 15 matches at Old Trafford.
Team 2 Analysis - Barcelona
Barcelona is also in excellent form, having gone 18 matches unbeaten in all competitions, winning 16 of them. They are eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table and have won each of their last 11 away games in all competitions. However, they have a few injury concerns heading into this match, with Pedri and Ousmane Dembele ruled out due to injuries, while Gavi is suspended.
Manchester United is the slight favorite to win this match, with odds of 2.25, while Barcelona's odds are 2.90. The draw is available at 3.50. The over/under for total goals scored is set at 2.5, with the over priced at 1.95 and the under at 1.85.
Public Betting Data
According to public betting data, 52% of the bets are in favor of Manchester United to win, while 31% are backing Barcelona, and 17% are betting on a draw.
We predict that Manchester United will win this match 2-1 and progress to the last 16 of the Europa League with a 4-3 aggregate score. The Red Devils have been in outstanding form at home, and they have a strong attack that should be able to find the back of the net against a depleted Barcelona defense. While Barcelona will likely score a goal of their own, they will struggle to keep up with Manchester United's firepower.
Pick: Manchester United ML
Overall, this promises to be a thrilling encounter between two of Europe's biggest clubs. Manchester United has the edge going into this match, and they should be able to come out on top with a narrow victory.