Barcelona vs Tottenham Champions League Predictions

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Barcelona vs Tottenham Champions League

The match is over.
Score: 1-1.

Qualification is on the line for Tottenham Hotspur as they make the daunting trip to face already-through Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Predictions

Tottenham Hotspur will progress into the knockout rounds of the Champions League if they match Internazionale’s result against PSV Eindhoven thanks to their head-to-head record against the Nerazzurri.

However it won’t be an easy task for Spurs, who haven’t won away in the Champions League for over a year, and betting sites won’t be expecting a rush on punters backing a win for the Premier League club.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men will take heart from recent results, though, with Tuesday’s visitors having won seven of their last eight matches in all competitions.

Barcelona have little to play for having already sewn up top spot in Group B after four wins and a draw from their first five continental fixtures this season.

As a result, the Catalans could rest players for the game to focus on maintaining their slender one-point advantage at the top of the La Liga table.

Despite the possibility of a slightly weakened line-up, Barcelona don’t fail to win at home too often and should still be able to beat Spurs 3-1.

Betting Tips

Barcelona have only kept one clean sheet over the course of their last seven fixtures – a run which has included a surprise 4-3 defeat to Real Betis at the Camp Nou. That’s the European giants’ only loss on home turf this season but they have shipped lots of goals, with 13 hitting the back of their net in the last ten in Catalunya.

It’s been a tough start to life in La Liga for Malcom after completing his transfer from Bordeaux in the summer. However, the Brazilian is finally showing signs of enjoying his football again. The winger scored his first competitive goal for the club in the draw with Inter earlier in the Champions League campaign and also found the net in the Copa del Rey last week.

Statistics

Head to Head

Barcelona came out on top in a six-goal thriller against Tottenham Hotspur in the reverse fixture between these teams at Wembley Stadium in October. Prior to that, the two clubs had met in the 1981/82 Cup Winner’s Cup semi-final, with the Catalans winning 1-0 at home and 2-1 on aggregate.

Stats

  • Tottenham Hotspur have just four victories in their last 17 continental away games, drawing six and losing seven.
  • Sergio Busquets will make his 100th Champions League appearance if he features for Barcelona.
  • Barcelona’s Luis Suarez scored four times against Tottenham Hotspur during his spell at Liverpool.
  • Barcelona have now won their Champions League group in each of the last 12 campaigns – an all-time competition record.
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