Barcelona vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Barca and Chelsea drew 1-1 in London in the first leg and now we will enjoy in a good football at Nou Camp. Camp Nou has been a particularly happy hunting ground for Chelsea in recent years, but what can we expect on the Wednesday night? Both sides are eager to reach Champions League quarter final and it will be a true football battle in Spain.
Barcelona play in brilliant run this season and they are in top form. Blaugrana have won all three home games in this season's competition and all players are in full of confidence before this game. Barcelona are now unbeaten in their last 14 competitive games and all player will do their best to win the match. Barca have yet to lose in the league under Ernesto Valverde and they are closer to qualify for the quarter finals. Blaugrana have only conceded in two of their last ten matches at home and the Catalonians will play aggressive football from the first minute.
On the other side Chelsea are not in top form in this season and the Blues have to score to stand a chance. Chelsea don't play very well away from the home this season and for sure they have to improve their performance if want to make a positive score here. They have lost four games in a row on the road and won just two of their last 11 in all competitions. Willian scored in the first tie and he could be set to make yet another vital contribution at the Camp Nou.
When it comes to their mutual encounters Chelsea have drawn their last four matches at the Nou Camp. The Blues have scored in three of these four games. Champions League meeting between the two clubs has always been a source of excitement and controversy. So read our betting preview and don't miss to take a chance and bet on the right betting picks.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde: "Maybe the secret is to keep pressing, but they are also very strong on the counterattack."
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: "In the first leg we played a really good game – almost a perfect game – against a team I consider one of the best in the world. We know their philosophy will be to win the game and we have to try our best."
Barcelona have several players who are doubtful for the match against Chelsea. Philippe Coutinho is only one player who is unavailable to play on Wednesday night. Sergi Roberto, Andrés Iniesta, Nélson Semedo, Denis Suárez and Sergi Samper are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and all of them are highly motivated to beat Chelsea at Nou Camp.
On the other side Chelsea have three players who are not fully fit for this game. Tiemoué Bakayoko, David Luiz and Ross Barkley are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Paulinho, Rakitić, Busquets, Gomes; Messi, Suárez
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Moses, Fàbregas, Kanté, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Hazard
Barcelona vs Chelsea Prediction
This game is going to be a true football fight with lots of midfield duels and fouls, but also we will see several good scoring chances. Chelsea looked like they were heading for a home win until Lionel Messi scored his first goal. After the first leg match both sides have a chance and both are highly motivated for this game. The Catalan giants are in brilliant form they are unbeaten in the last 35 games. In the first-leg, Chelsea showed that it was possible to control the pace of the game and their main objective for the match will be ball possession. They have to play very cautious from the first minute, but it will be must score match for them. Barcelona are clear favorites to advance into the quarters and we will enjoy in one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Barcelona vs Chelsea Prediction: Draw. We don't expect to see a winner at Nou Camp after 90 minutes, but expect to see goals. Our second betting pick but risky bet on correct score 1-1 brings a very high betting odd and good opportunity to win a big cash. So we expect extra time on match Barca vs Chelsea. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.