Barcelona vs Tottenham
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Barcelona vs Tottenham | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
It’s do or die for the Spurs, who have a tough task at hand. Some would even say impossible. They need to defeat Barcelona at Camp Nou in order to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League. Despite the fact that the hosts already progressed to the next phase, it is tough to believe that their approach is not going to serious here.
Barcelona secured the top spot in Group B. They have 13 points in 5 games, six more than Tottenham and Inter who are behind them. They are coming into this contest with high morale, after trashing the local rivals, Espanyol in La Liga, 0-4. Meanwhile, Tottenham is second, but only because they have scored more goals than Inter. Spurs too were successful in the previous domestic game, clinching a road win against Leicester, 0-2.
The Blaugrana is still far away from their top form, and even though they have four wins in a row, this is still not the team which we used to watch. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t playing one hell of a football. Valverde’s guys dominate in every match, provide numerous chances, and the only reason why aren’t they winning with two or three goals difference is the underachieving of the offensive line. However, even with 50% of their capabilities, they are one of the best in the world. Now, when talking about efficiency, there is one interesting fact. Six of the last 8 games they played saw both teams to score. Also seven of 10 previous at Camp Nou ended with over 3.5 goals, so keep that on your mind.
It seems that the Spurs lack a little bit of luck this season. Or concentration, maybe, after missing all those chances throughout the campaign. They had numerous injuries, but still, Pochettino’s team performed very well, dropping a few games because of missed opportunities which should have been easy executions. Tottenham tends to play better on the road, recording only three losses from 13 events, along with 9 wins. The Spurs have 7 wins, and loss and a draw on the road since mid-September, and in just two games, they couldn’t net more than once. For them, this is be or not to be, and they have nothing to calculate.
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There are several injured players on both sides. Malcolm, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto and Umtiti are ruled out for Barcelona. Meanwhile, Tottenham has lots of problems in this area. Dembele, Janssen, Sanchez, Wanayama, and Kiernan Trippier will not appear in this clash. Eric Lamela is doubtful.
The two teams met twice this season. On both occasions, we saw at least 5 goals and Barcelona’s triumphs. The first leg of the group stage finished 2-4 for the Spaniards, and there was also one match this summer, in the International Champions Cup, where Barca won 3-2.
Odds and Predictions
It seems that the bookies predict some mixed lineup for the home team. Odds on Barcelona’s victory are at 2.05, a draw is 4.00, while Tottenham to win pays 3.10.
Barcelona vs Tottenham | Top Betting Tip: Draw (2-2)
We are not sure about the final outcome of the match, and that is something which we wanted to tell you right away. If you really want to bet on that then chose a draw. It is a bit hard to believe for the hosts to lose at Camp Nou. Regardless of the fact that they don’t have any competitive motives. Now, there is one thing in which we have 100% certainty, and that is efficiency. Matches like this one often bring lots of goals. Our case is even stronger, because we have two teams who like to attack, prefer open and aggressive football, and one of them is against the wall and has no other options but to pressure right from the start. So, over 2.5 goals is the first suggestion, of course with both teams to score along with that, and the second one is over 3.5 goals. To conclude, Barcelona – Tottenham 2:2