Betting Special: Messi & Neymar give Barcelona potent goal threat at Manchester City

Can either of the Catalans' South American superstars get on the scoresheet at the Etihad Stadium? Our tipster can certainly see one of them netting
Of the 16 goals scored by Barcelona in this season's Champions League, nine have come from either Lionel Messi or Neymar and the two most naturally talented players in the Catalans squad will surely have a huge part to play in any potential progress against Manchester City.

Both players have had their respective seasons disrupted by injury, with Messi returning in the last couple of weeks from a lengthy lay-off and Neymar coming back from a month out during the weekend win over Rayo Vallecano.

The Brazilian marked his return with a goal, his seventh in the league and 12th in total in his debut season, yet it remains to be seen whether or not Tata Martino will bring him back into the starting line-up for the trip to the Etihad Stadium.

bet365 price Neymar at 6/5 (2.20) to get on the scoresheet at anytime while he can be backed at 9/2 (5.50) to open the scoring.

Messi has returned from injury eager to make up for lost time and his five goals in the last three games show that he his getting back to his relentless best.

The price of 8/11 (1.72) for Messi to score at any time is about as big as you will get all season on the Argentine to find the back of the net and is three or four times bigger than you usually find for a Liga game.

It is certainly worthy of consideration while those punters searching for some bigger odds could do worse than consider the price of 3/1 (4.00) for him to open the scoring.

Elsewhere in the goalscorers market, the price of 2/1 (3.00) for Cesc Fabregas to score at any time is certainly of interest with the former Arsenal midfielder impressing in recent weeks, having netted 13 goals in all competitions.

Lionel Messi to score at any time at 8/11 (1.72) for 2.5pts with bet365

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