Slavia Prague vs Barcelona
Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Sinobo Stadium (Prague).
The struggles that Barca has on the road, especially in European fixtures, are a well-documented fact. The Czech contingent will surely try their best to make the most of this situation. But with Lionel Messi and co hell-bent on putting an end to their dry run in the continent, it’d be unwise to bet against the Spanish armada.
Slavia Prague vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first time these two are lining up against each other in the 21st century.
Slavia Prague vs Barcelona Prediction
Ernesto Valverde’s men faced one of the toughest tasks they had early on in the campaign itself. On the road against Borussia Dortmund, they withstood intense pressure to keep an inspiring clean sheet. Marc Andre ter Stegen even managed to save a Marco-Reus penalty to keep their nets clean away from home, for a change.
Later, the Spanish champions showed spirit and made a comeback against the free-flowing attack of Inter. As a result, the team is placed at the top of the table with Dortmund, as both have posted the same number of points.
Going on, since the Germans are taking on Inter next, there’s an opportunity for Lionel Messi and his boys to go to the top of the table, and keep their streak of qualifying as Group Champions alive.
Keep note that, Valverde’s men are on a four-tie winning streak, and have scored twice or more in all four. They repeated the feat in seven of their last nine clashes, and in their most recent game on the road as well.
In addition, with the boost of talisman Messi receiving his sixth Golden Boot, and a record sixth FIFA The Best award, the team will be particular to keep the momentum going. Also, the news of Cristiano Ronaldo slotting his 700th goal was news just days before, and we certainly can count on the diminutive Argentine to set a target to outscore his rival. As such, a monster of performance is likely on the line from the Barca captain.
Furthermore, despite having home advantage, we need to understand that Slavia is part of a comparatively lesser Czech league, and definitely lacks in talent, as well as experience against this opposition.
Intrinsically, a convincing victory is on the line for the guests this Wednesday.
Slavia Prague vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Barcelona to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Barcelona -0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).