Liverpool vs Barcelona: Preview and Prediction

Liverpool vs Barcelona:
International Champions Cup,
Date: Saturday, 6 August 2016,
Kick-off: 17:15 UK Time
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London).

Liverpool play Barcelona at the Wembley stadium in their final match of International Champions Cup 2016.

The Reds started their US tour with a 1-0 defeat against fellow Premiership side Chelsea, bounced back with a 2-0 win in their second match against AC Milan. They also appeared for a charity match with Roma at the Busch Stadium in Missouri on Monday, which they lost 1-2.

Jurgen Klopp managed team will be playing their eighth warm-up match when they meet Barcelona on Saturday. Out of the seven matches played so far, the Reds had won 5 and lost 2. They will conclude their preparations with a trip to Mainz this Sunday, before kicking off their Premier League campaign with an away game against Arsenal next week.

Barcelona won the two matches they played so far in the pre-season starting off with a 3-1 win against Celtic, which was followed by a 4-2 win against Leicester. The Blaugrana are playing all their pre-season games in Europe this term will play their final warm-up match against Sampdoria on Wednesday. They will begin their competitive season with the two legged Spanish Siper Cup fixture against Sevilla on 15th and 18th of August 2016.

Liverpool vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head Stats

The teams are evenly poised in head-to-head comparison as they share 2 wins each from the last 6 meetings.

The last meeting between Barcelona and Liverpool can be dated back to the 2006/17 Champions League season. They met in the round of 16 of the tournament which Liverpool won on way goal rule. The Reds earned a 2-1 win at Camp Nou in the first leg and Barcelona won 1-0 in the return leg at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head Stats

Barcelona were impressive in the first two matches of the pre-season scoring 7 goals against 3. With ex-Liverpool players Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano joined the camp, Luis Enrique is expected to unleash a full strength squad.

Klopp has also the luxury of a fully fit squad at his disposal and therefore this will be an exciting clash. There will no shortage on goals, but Barcelona is likely to edge a narrow win in the end.

Tips

  1. Barcelona to win.
  2. Both teams to score.