[3:45 PM] Barcelona @ Manchester City

What will be the match result?

Barcelona: Win

@ Manchester City: Win or Draw


Recent Results:

Barcelona: 4-0-1

Manchester City: 1-2-2


Current Odds:

Barcelona: Win: (+145)

Manchester City: Win or Draw: (-175)


Jeremy Mathieu was sent off in their 4-0 win over Manchester City and will miss out here. Barcelona will also be without Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta, who are both injured. Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez, Arda Turan and Rafinha are vying to start in Iniesta’s place on Tuesday night.

Sergio Aguero was controversially left out of the starting XI that lost 4-0 to Barcelona in the reverse fixture but Pep Guardiola has confirmed the Argentina international will start up front on Tuesday. Claudio Bravo was sent off on his return to Camp Nou and will miss this match, with Willy Caballero set to deputise between the sticks here.

Both manager’s have injury concerns ahead of this massive fixture. Pep Guardiola was humilated 4-0 on his return to Camp Nou in the reverse fixture and will need to pull off a shock result to have any chance of usurping his old employer’s to first place in the group. City ended a winless run of six matches with an easy 4-0 win over West Brom on Saturday, in which Sergio Aguero returned to his best.

Barcelona limped to a 1-0 win over Granada at the weekend but they have won each of their last four and kept clean sheets in three of those matches. That will please Luis Enrique, who is without Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique.

The away side are clear favourites to win once again but it may not be as easy as their 4-0 triumph on home soil, although they have scored at least three goals in four of their last five away matches in all competitions.

StreakSmarts Pick: Barcelona: Win

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick