Barcelona vs Liverpool
Europe – Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 1st May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
One of the best matches of this season. Barcelona is hell-bent on delivering the treble to their fans. They have just completed the first and a major part of it.
The last match-day, with aid of a Leo Messi goal, the team officially became the league champions for this season. Now, the team is just four wins away from a historical third treble. What a time to be alive for Cules!
Liverpool is about to record 97 points on the Premier League table, and still, it looks like the team might have to do it with the runners’ up medal.
Pep Guardiola and his boys are determined to defend their league crown, and all they need to do is, win the next two fixtures. It seems like Champions League is the remaining hope for Reds.
Barcelona vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met in an official tie, Barcelona recorded an away win, with a scoreline of 0-1.
- Five of the last seven games failed to have both teams on the scorecard.
- Liverpool failed to score in two of their last three visits to the Camp Nou.
- Barca found the back of the net in three of the last four encounters.
Barcelona vs Liverpool Prediction
It just seems like this year would belong to the Spanish squad, especially their talisman, Lionel Messi.
By far, the guy has been the best player this season and is particular about lifting the CL crown. It helps that the tie is at Camp Nou, where the hosts have not lost a Champions League match since 2013.
The wide pitch of this stadium will work to the favor of the hosts. Moreover, the team took it easy in their league fixtures due to the lead they enjoyed over the second-placed Atletico, whereas Liverpool had so no such luck – thanks to a famous Cule – Josep Guardiola.
This season Barcelona has not lost a single game in this competition. whereas Liverpool has really struggled on the road. Importantly, they are kind of exhausted after the tireless chase in the Premier League behind Manchester City.
Going on, the center-back duo of Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet has been on fire, and they would really test the great trio of the visitors. However, the real battle would be between Virgil Van Dijk and Lionel Messi.
Conceding a goal here would really spell doom for Barca since they are already expecting a tough ninety minutes at the Anfield.
As such, the game-plan would be to defend with their lives against the Reds and leave the rest to the in-form offense led by Messi to get at least a two-goal advantage.
Ernesto Valverde, who just completed back-to-back league triumphs, should deliver this Wednesday.
Barcelona vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Barcelona to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
The Hosts to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).