Barcelona vs Tottenham Hotspur
Wednesday 3rd October 2018, Camp Nou
UEFA Champions League – Group B Qualifier
BT Sport 3 – 20:00 GMT
Barcelona host Premier League opponents Tottenham in UEFA Champions League action.
The hosts have already qualified for the knockout stages after topping Group B. Meanwhile, Tottenham are still in the mix to qualify, however have a tough test to turn over the La Liga leaders and will hope Inter Milan fall short against PSV in the groups other match.
Barcelona are priced at 11/10 to win by SkyBet. Having already achieved qualification to the knockout stages, it is unsure whether Barcelona will line up with their strongest eleven. They enter this match on a four-match winning streak and as ever, Lionel Messi has been amongst the action. The Argentinian is the competitions top scorer with six goals in five games. He is priced at 10/3 to score first. Messi is also joined by Luis Suarez in attack who has been very prominent this season in La Liga and has 10 league goals. He is 4/1 to break the deadlock.
They boast the best defence in Group B with just 4 goals conceded in 5 matches. The Catalan club are priced at 7/2 to win to nil however Harry Kane will be a dangerous threat to their defence.
Tottenham are priced at 2/1 to achieve a famous victory. Spurs have been in some awesome form recently with 8 wins from their last 9 matches in all competition. Harry Kane has of course been the main man and has four goals in five games in this competition. The England captain will lead the line for the visitors and is 1/1 to score anytime. He is fortunate enough to play with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli behind him. Both attacking midfielders thrive in big games situations. Eriksen is always a danger from set-pieces and is 9/1 to score outside the area.
Despite sitting second in the group, Spurs will need this match and the other result to go in their favour if they are to qualify for the knockout stages. They have not been at their best in this competition and have conceded 9 goals from 5 games. Four of those goals came from their previous meeting with Barcelona. For Spurs to win and both teams to score, SkyBet are offering odds of 7/2.
The referee for this match will be Mirolad Mazic.
Barcelona vs Tottenham will be televised BT Sport 3 and kicks off at 20:00.
Prediction: Barcelona 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur
– Whilst Barcelona may not field their strongest team, Spurs have not shown enough character throughout the group stages.
Suggested Tips – Barcelona vs Tottenham – (BET365)
- Correct Score – 1-1 Draw – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Barcelona vs Tottenham – (SKYBET)
- Price Boost – Christian Eriksen to score and Tottenham to win – 9/1.
- Correct Score Group Betting – 1-1, 2-2 or 3-3 Draw – 10/3.
- Both Players to score – Lionel Kane and Harry Kane – 5/2
- RequestABet Specials up to 80/1 and above – Messi & Kane 2+ shots on target, 5+ Barcelona corners, 3+ Tottenham corners and Busquets & Dier to be carded – 66/1. (Not sure why this is in the 80/1 and above market).
- Popular RequestABet – Coutinho & Kane to score, 3+ corners each team and Lenglet & Dier to be carded – 125/1.
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