Barcelona vs PSV Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Tuesday, Barcelona will host PSV at the Camp Nou Stadium. This is the first round of the group B campaign and for sure a true ticket booster to win some cash on Tuesday night.
Barcelona are one of the biggest contenders for the title this year. Despite winning the domestic league and cup trophies, the Catalan team is hungry to go an extra mile this year and win the Champions League once again. Their biggest star, Leo Messi, stated that winning the CL is their number one priority. Their squad is looking stronger than the year before and their new signings are finally getting in the form. Dembele has been amazing in the recent weeks and is finally doing what a 100 million $ player should do. Barcelona also managed to “clear up” their bench and sell or loan the underperforming players, thus giving some new kids a chance to shine and prove themselves. The Blaugrana won all their 5 home games in the competition last season and average 3 goals scored per game. The last time that Barca suffered a CL defeat at home was way back in 2013.
PSV have not had the most success in their previous appearances at the elite European competition. The fact that they are in a group with Inter and Tottenham is something that will be a real problem for them if there are any real aspirations for further progression in the competition. They are also winless in the previous fourteen clashes in Spain and have lost 63% of their away matches in the Champions League. Having to face one of the best teams in Europe in their opening game is not something to look forward, but they will surely give it their best and try to surprise the favorites.
The two teams have played a total of two games against each other. Both outings occurred in 1997, and both ended as a draw with the same score of 2-2. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big with our prediction and betting tips.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde: "We'd like to win the Champions League. We're full of dreams about winning it, just like every side competing. It's a different competition; it's short and you can't mess up."
Philippe Coutinho: "It's an important competition and I was keen to be able to play in it with my team. The Champions League is the most important continental competition and we're hungry to do well this season."
PSV coach Mark Van Bommel: "It's tough to get a good result here, but once or twice a season there's a surprise."
Barcelona don't have lots of missing players for the match against PSV. Denis Suárez, Sergi Samper and Malcom are doubtful for the match and they probably will not play. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side PSV have several missing players for this game at Camp Nou. Maximiliano Romero, Dante Rigo and Ryan Thomas are injured and they can't help their team against Barcelona. All other players are available to play and they will play strong and aggressive in defending.
Possible starting lineups
Barcelona: Stegen; Alba, Umtiti, Pique, Roberto; Coutinho, Busquets, Rakitic; Dembele, Suarez, Messi
PSV: Zoet; Dumfries, Schwaab, Viergever, Angelino; Rosario, Hendrix; Bergwijn, Pereiro, Lozano; Jong
Barcelona vs PSV Prediction
Match Barca vs PSV will be a true ticket booster game on Tuesday. Barcelona are absolute favourites to pick up all three points in their opening game and we will enjoy in brilliant football game. Barca have won their Champions League group in each of the past 11 seasons. All players are highly motivated for the match and will play offensive and aggressive football from the first minute. On the other side PSV will play strong football in defending and will try to score after fast counterattacks. PSV haven't win away in the Champions League since November 2007 and looks like they are absolute underdogs at Camp Nou.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Barcelona vs PSV Prediction: Barca to win. Betting odd on this event is not too high and you can win more with bet on Over 4.5 goals. It will be a match with lots of scoring chances and goals and we expect from Lionel Messi to score at least two goals. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.