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Barcelona – Manchester City Betting: Back Messi to score anytime

The Argentine maestro reunites with his former boss and looks set to do what he does best.

Manchester City travel to the Camp Nou where they face Barcelona in Group C of the Uefa Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Blaugrana have started their European campaign in fine fashion after a 7-0 thrashing of Celtic and a narrow 2-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach in their opening two games. Barça are yet stamp their authority in La Liga as they sit in fourth place, two points from the top. They did beat Deportivo La Coruna 4-0 at the weekend and will go into this game with confidence as they are yet to be beaten by Manchester City. Merrybet price them at (1.45) for the win.

Pep Guardiola faces the side he built as arguably the most dominant team on the planet. Such however can’t be said of his new squad. After going on a 10 game winning streak, the Citizens are winless in their last three games. This has puts their position atop the English Premier League standings in jeopardy from Tottenham Hotspur who are just one point behind. City are yet to claim victory over the Catalan giants in four attempts and are thus underdogs at (6.25).

A draw stands at (5.00) with the same firm.

Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 20 Champions League group home games, winning 18 and drawing two. City therefore have a difficult task in their hands and their Spanish opponents are offered at (1.10) to avoid defeat.

With 16 goals scored between both teams in their opening two group games, it’s an utmost guarantee that both sides will find the back of the net at the Camp Nou which is available at (1.45).

Luis Enrique’s team have scored a staggering 52 goals in their last 17 Champions League matches at home. That’s at an average of three goals per game and such occurring on Wednesday night can be backed at (1.40) with Merrybet.

Lionel Messi who has missed the last three weeks due to injury was back at the weekend against Deportivo and he came off the bench to score. He scored a hattrick in 7-0 demolition of Celtic and with the support of Luis Suarez and Neymar, the diminutive Argentine is favourite to score anytime in this match at (1.60).

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