Barcelona vs Manchester United Predictions and Free Tips from our expert tipsters when the teams go head-to-head in the Europa League on Thursday, 16 February 2023.
Barcelona might be in the Europa at the moment – but make no mistake, they might be the best team in the continent as of now. They are ruling the Spanish league, and are determined to make a deep run in the Europa.
And Manchester United finally have a competent manager in Erik ten Haag. They are thriving under the Dutch maestro, and are gunning for a second Europa title in the past five years.
Barcelona vs Manchester United Head-to-head stats
These two teams have clashed in two Champions League Finals, and both times the Spanish side emerged with the win. And in recent years as well, the Catalans have been the better team in h2h clashes.
In fact, Barca are on a four-fixture winning streak against this opponent, and scored two or more goals in three of these games.
Who will win the match between Barcelona vs Manchester United?
Both teams are in great form, and by all means this is the highlight clash of the week. Still, Xavi’s men are at their famed Nou Camp, where they always have been tough to beat. And to shift the scales further in their favor, the Red Devils have faced some challenges on the road lately.
As a matter of fact, Xavi’s men lost just once at home since May – and this sole defeat came against Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Ten Hag’s men could record a single PL win on the road in 2023 so far, and this came against the struggling Leeds.
And considering the h2h domination of Barca as well, expect a win for them this Thursday.
How many goals can be expected?
Xavi’s men slotted in 43 goals from their 21 league games so far, and are the best in terms of offense in the Spanish top flight. They even scored three goals in their latest appearance at home – against Europa specialists Sevilla.
On the other hand, the Red Devils scored two or more goals in 13 of their past 15 games, and the last they failed to find the back of the net on the road was back in August.
Chances are surely high for goals to come in plenty this game week.
Will Both Teams Score in the match?
Only once have the Catalans failed to score at home since August, and this fixture was against titans Bayern Munich. And as mentioned before, the last Manchester United failed to find the back of the net on the road was in August as well.
With both teams gunning for a deep run in the Europa, chances are quite high for both teams to find the back of the net.
Barcelona vs Manchester United Prediction
Xavis men seem absolutely unbeatable at the moment. They are on a 16-game unbeaten run, and 15 of these were wins. During this stretch, they defeated the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, Betis, Villarreal, Sociedad etc – some of the absolute best teams in Spain.
However, Manchester United, for all their heroics lately, have a single PL win on the road in 2023, and this came against the lowly Leeds.
And to top it off, the Catalans have a superb h2h record against the Devils as well. Likely, a win for Barcelona would be a decent pick this Thursday, at an odd of 1.80.
Going on, they scored the most number of goals in the La Liga so far – 43 from 21 games, and they failed to score just once at home since August. Moreover, Manchester United scored two or more goals in 13 of their past 15 fixtures, and the last they failed to score at home was in August.
Likely, the Over 2.5 Match Goals appear to be a neat option, at an odd of 1.75.
Barcelona vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Barcelona to Win @ 1.75
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75.