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Some great Man City v Barcelona bets where Coral are best odds

| 18.02.2014

Five goals in three Barcelona starts in February and six goals in just three Champions League appearances this season. Coral are certainly offering punters value with best prices on Lionel Messi ahead of Barcelona’s visit to Manchester City.

Messi is now only six goals shy of equalling the Champions League scoring record of Real Madrid legend Raul of 71 goals and there is every possibility that he will make a dent in this deficit at the Etihad.

After all, Man City have only shut out the opposition once across their last 12 Champions League encounters and this was against Czech European minnows Viktoria Plzen.

Barcelona have also scored 12 goals in their last five road trips, since being held by a goalless draw by Atletico Madrid in early January.

In terms of which Messi price to take, Coral are a top industry price of that the Argentine scores first at 9/2, but he has only broken the deadlock in four Barcelona games all season.

Therefore, it may prove more profitable to accept the best odds of 6/5 that Messi scores at any time in the 90 minutes or the 6/1 that he helps himself to two or more goals at the Etihad.

These are not the only Coral top prices that have plenty of appeal ahead of this Champions League showdown, with others relating to a Man City victory.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men have not only won their last four Champions League fixtures, but both teams have been on target in each of them.

Clean sheets have also been in short supply in Barca’s European encounters, as there has not been a single one in any of their last four either in the Champions League.

A Man City victory in a game where both teams score looks a big price at 4/1, while pushing the boat out further, it is a top price of 25/1 that Man City win 3-1.