Man Utd vs Barcelona Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 23/02/2023

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UEFA Europa League - Old Trafford

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Man Utd and Barcelona meet for a showpiece showdown at Old Trafford in the Europa League on Thursday, February 207th. The teams are tied at 2-2 ahead of this crucial play-off second-leg clash in Manchester. Read our Europa League predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Man Utd vs Barcelona

Manchester United and Barcelona face off for a place in the next phase of the Europa League when they collide at the Theatre of Dreams on Thursday evening. Read our top Man Utd vs Barcelona predictions for this week’s fixture below.

Over 2.5 Goals

When Barcelona and Manchester United met at Camp Nou to contest their first-leg tussle last week, the teams went toe-to-toe in a thrilling encounter which eventually finished level at 2-2, though both sides had chance after chance to add even more goals to their tallies. A similarly open contest is anticipated at Old Trafford on Thursday for the concluding leg and with so much attacking talent in both camps, supporters and bettors alike should expect more excitement. With that in mind, our first Man Utd vs Barcelona prediction advises another stake on over 2.5 goals.

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Both Teams to Score

Last week’s clash between Barca and United in Catalonia was a genuine continental classic and alongside rattling the net twice each, the teams mustered a whopping 36 attempts between them. That haul of shots was split evenly between the sides, who mustered 18 strikes at goal apiece, and we’re tipping both defences to feel the pressure again in Thursday’s rematch. Backlines were parted at will last week, and we’re tipping both rearguards to be breached again in Manchester.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Man Utd vs Barcelona

Check out our list of key stats for Thursday’s Man Utd – Barcelona fixture below alongside a tool to help you choose the most lucrative odds.

Head to Head

23/02/23

UEFA Europa League UEL

Man Utd

Man Utd

Barcelona

Barcelona

2

1

16/04/19

UEFA Champions League UCL

Barcelona

Barcelona

Man Utd

Man Utd

3

0

10/04/19

UEFA Champions League UCL

Man Utd

Man Utd

Barcelona

Barcelona

0

1

27/07/17

Elite Club Friendlies Elite

Barcelona

Barcelona

Man Utd

Man Utd

1

0

25/07/15

Elite Club Friendlies Elite

Man Utd

Man Utd

Barcelona

Barcelona

3

1

Last Five - Man Utd

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

2

W

15/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Newcastle

Newcastle

Man Utd

Man Utd

2

3

W

14/05/24

Others Others

Liverpool

Liverpool

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

0

D

13/05/24

England Championship CHA

Man City

Man City

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

0

D

12/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Arsenal

Arsenal

Man Utd

Man Utd

1

0

L

Last Five - Barcelona

19/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

Barcelona

Barcelona

0

3

W

16/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Almeria

Almeria

Barcelona

Barcelona

0

2

W

13/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

Barcelona

Barcelona

0

2

W

04/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Girona

Girona

Barcelona

Barcelona

4

2

L

29/04/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Valencia

Valencia

Barcelona

Barcelona

2

4

W

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Man Utd vs Barcelona odds and probability figures ahead of Thursday’s meeting below.

Man Utd odds: 7/5 (2.4) – 41.7%

Draw odds: 49/20 (3.45) – 29%

Barcelona odds: 2/1 (3.0) – 33.3%

The bookmakers have given Man Utd the edge in the match result market this week, handing the hosts a 41.7% chance of winning the fixture. Red-hot Marcus Rashford, who notched twice at the weekend against Leicester, is priced at 29/20 (2.45) – 40.8% to score anytime again this week. If you think another 2-2 draw is on the cards, you can back that outcome in the correct score market at 12/1(13.0). That works out at 7.7% probability of landing.

Man Utd vs Barcelona Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Man Utd vs Barcelona lineups and team news for Thursday’s Europa League meeting below.

Man Utd

Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen remain long-term absentees for United, while Anthony Martial is expected to miss out again. Scott McTominay returned off the bench at the weekend and winger Antony could work his way back into the picture this week. Marcel Sabitzer and Lisandro Martinez are free to play again following suspension.

Predicted Lineup for Man Utd: De Gea – Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw – Casemiro, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Sancho, Weghorst

Barcelona

Ousmane Dembele is still out injured for Barcelona and the winger has been joined on the sidelines by midfielder Pedri. Gavi picked up a suspension-triggering booking at Camp Nou last week and will miss the return leg on Thursday. Sergio Busquets was named on the bench against Cadiz at the weekend and should return. Franck Kessie and Frenkie de Jong could anchor the midfield alongside Busquets at Old Trafford.

Predicted Lineup for Barcelona: ter Stegen – Araujo, Kounde, Alonso, Alba – de Jong, Kessie, Busquets, Raphinha, Fati, Lewandowski

Player to Watch – Sergio Busquets

With both Pedri and Gavi out injured, the return to action of the vastly-experienced Sergio Busquets is a major boost for Barcelona this week. The 34-year-old, who is a three-time Champions League winner, won’t be phased at the prospect of playing at Old Trafford and his calmness should be infectious on Thursday.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Man Utd

Man Utd
4-2-3-1
1
David De Gea
es
29
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
gb
19
Raphael Varane
fr
6
Lisandro Martinez
ar
23
Luke Shaw
gb
18
Casemiro
br
17
Fred
br
8
Bruno Fernandes
pt
27
Wout Weghorst
nl
25
Jadon Sancho
gb
10
Marcus Rashford
gb
Substitutes
12
Tyrell Malacia
nl
39
Scott Mctominay
gb
28
Facundo Pellistri
uy
73
Kobbie Mainoo
gb
21
Antony Santos
br
36
Anthony Elanga
se
49
Alejandro Garnacho
ar
20
Diogo Dalot
pt
15
Marcel Sabitzer
at
22
Tom Heaton
gb
5
Harry Maguire
gb
2
Victor Lindelof
se

Barcelona

Barcelona
4-3-3
1
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
de
23
Jules Kounde
fr
4
Ronald Araujo
uy
15
Andreas Christensen
dk
28
Alejandro Balde
es
21
Frenkie De Jong
nl
5
Sergio Busquets
es
19
Franck Kessie
ci
22
Raphinha
br
9
Robert Lewandowski
pl
Substitutes
24
Eric Garcia
es
29
Marc Casado Torras
es
18
Jordi Alba
es
11
Ferran Torres
es
10
Ansu Fati
es

Man Utd vs Barcelona Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Man Utd vs Barcelona prediction

  • Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game? We recommend checking out the odds at Stake and 888Sport for Thursday’s game.
  • What time does this fixture kick-off? The game is scheduled to start at 20:00 BST.
  • Where will Thursday’s game be played? Man Utd will collide with Barcelona at Old Trafford on Thursday. Make sure to check out our Man Utd vs Barcelona prediction near the top of this page.
  • Will Man United vs Barcelona match be aired live in the United Kingdom? Yes, if you will not be able at Old Trafford on matchday, you can still catch on all the live action on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.
  • How many meetings have taken place between Man United and Barcelona and which side dominated the encounters? There have been 11 duels between these teams in the recent past. Man United won three, three games ended square and Barcelona had 5 wins.
  • How has Manchester United performed at home in recent home games? Man United won 4 and drew 1 of their last five home matches across all competitions.
  • What is the record of Barcelona in the last five away games in all contests? FC Barcelona won all their last five away games in all competitions.
  • Who will the referee in charge of the game? French referee, Clement Turpin will be in charge of Man Utd vs Barcelona Europa League encounter on Thursday, 23rd February 2023.

Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.