Barcelona vs Slavia Prague
Date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Barca did win the reverse fixture of this tie, and that too on the road. But it had come at a great cost. Almost all of their weaknesses away from home were on display in the game, and especially towards the end of the fixture, the hosts had dominated the gameplay, putting shame to the famed Catalan side.
For sure we can expect retaliation from the five-time European champions, and taking into account the fierce manner they have played at Camp Nou for the past several weeks, coupled with Lionel Messi’s incredible form, the incoming contingent is in for a tough day at the office.
Barcelona vs Slavia Prague Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two sides have locked once this decade, which was incidentally the reverse fixture of this upcoming game. Then, the Czech team lost at home 1-2.
Barcelona vs Slavia Prague Prediction
One more season without Champions League glory would be unthinkable for fans as well as players of the Spanish outfit. Twice in a row, they have fallen cheaply to modest obstacles, and this time around, it’s just not an option.
They do have a streak of qualifying to the knockouts as group champions, and as of now, it certainly does look possible. Included with the likes of Inter Milan, and Dortmund in the same group, the chances looked a bit bleak at the start of the campaign, but three match-days later, Ernesto Valverde’s men find themselves at the pinnacle of the table, and with closest competitors Borussia, and Inter taking on each other, it’s an opportunity to further improve the lead.
The fact that the match is at Camp Nou works in favor of the reigning La Liga champions. They have won the previous eight appearances at this venue, and 17 of the former 19 as well. In addition, the squad found the back of the net twice or more in 16 of their prior 19 games here, and four or more times in four of their preceding six such fixtures.
Moreover, they are on a seven-match winning streak in overall competitions and have lost just twice this whole campaign. Importantly, they also hold a 100% win record against this opponent (courtesy – their road win in this same competition the last match-day).
Finally, despite the form the Czech contingent has shown in their domestic match-ups, they really are a class below in quality compared to Barca, and as such the tag of the overwhelming favorites go to the hosts.
Barcelona vs Slavia Prague Betting Tips
Barcelona -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
Half Time/ Full Time: Barcelona/ Barcelona @ 1.60 (3/5).