Live Betting Odds for Manchester City vs BarcelonaPublished February 24, 2015 by Sol FH
The UEFA Champions League continues tonight with a match for the ages. Man City hosts Barcelona live at 19:45 (UK).
One of the most enticing matches of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 is tonight's battle between Manchester City vs Barcelona at City of Manchester stadium. This is the first leg of the Round of 16 and both teams will want to get a jump on the other before travelling back to Camp Nou on March 18. Although Barcelona come into tonight's match as slight favorites, you cannot take anything away from Man. City, especially in front of their fans, which should make for an entertaining evening in the Champions League.
No Favorites in the Champions League
Barcelona's head coach, Luis Enrique recently stated that "It is dangerous to speak of favorites in the Champions League - you have to demonstrate yourself on the field." That statement shows that he has the utmost respect for his rivals from Manchester, especially since his star-studded team just dropped a game to Malaga in La Liga so he might be playing it conservatively before tonight's match.
Barcelona are four points back of Real Madrid in league action, but the Champions League is always a different story. If Barcelona manages to make it through to the Round of 8, it will be the ninth straight time they have managed to make the Quarter Finals.
Manchester City need to fight through a number of suspensions, while knowing that Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Gael Clichy are all just one yellow card away from a ban. Pellegrini has a lot on his mind before tonight's match and making the correct roster choices is crucial for success tonight.
Special In-Play Lines at bet365 Sports
Punters looking to get in on the action tonight will have the chance to do so in style with bet365 Sportsbook. Man City are behind in the odds at 3.50, while Barcelona are at 2.15. A draw is marked at 3.60. Qualifying bets are also quite attractive with the home team bringing in 3.10 and the Catalans at 1.36.
Place any pre-game bet up to $50 and bet365 will give you a risk-free in-play bet during the match for the same amount. If that in-play bet loses you'll get all your money back. Don't miss out on a number of chances to make lucrative cash on the Champions League tonight.