Barcelona v Liverpool Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2019-05-01

Champions League Tips

BARCELONA v LIVERPOOL
Champions League
Wednesday 1st May 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.77 (odds taken at 22:37 GMT, 30 Apr 2019)

The second of the semi-finals 1st legs of the Champions League due to be played this week sees Barcelona taking on Liverpool as the betting tips continue at the Camp Nou in what is a mouthwatering clash between arguably the best two teams from the Spanish and English top flights respectively.

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Barcelona Prediction

Unlike their semi-final counterparts, Liverpool, Barcelona have already wrapped up the domestic title in Spain as they head La Liga by an unassailable nine-point margin and have captured the league title with three games to spare.

On the domestic front, Barcelona have lost just twice all season in La Liga which has brought them another league title, but they’ll now turn their attentions to the semi-finals of the Champions League where they’ll have first bite of the cherry in terms of home advantage.

Barca come into this clash having won their last four matches on the trot in all competitions which include a convincing 3-0 home win over Manchester United in the previous round of the Champions League as well as collecting La Liga victories against Real Sociedad, Deportivo Alaves and Levante – the latter resulting in Barcelona securing the league title.

At their Camp Nou ground in the Champions League, the hosts have been absolutely ruthless as they’ve won 24 of their last 26 matches on home turf, while the goals have also flowed with Barca simply blowing away most of their opposition.

Incidentally, 19 of these last 26 matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals, so further goals could follow on Wednesday night.

 

Key-Facts – Barcelona v Liverpool

  • Barcelona have won 24 of their last 26 home ties in the Champions League
  • 19 of Barcelona’s last 26 matches at home have resulted in over 2.5 goals
  • 11 of Liverpool’s last 14 away ties in the Champions League have seen over 2.5 goals

 

Liverpool Prediction

Unlike Barcelona, Liverpool are still fighting on two fronts as they’re still embroiled in a desperate tussle for the Premier League title with rivals, Manchester City as the lead at the top of the division has changed hands on a regular basis with Manchester City currently leading by just a single point with two matches remaining of the domestic top flight season.

The visitors are also in a rich vein of form right now as they’ve collected 10 wins on the trot in all competitions, including Champions League wins over Bayern Munich (3-1 away) as well as wins over Portuguese club, Porto in home and away wins, winning 2-0 and 4-1 respectively.

Switch to Liverpool’s results away from home though in the Champions League and their dominance is sadly lacking as they’ve picked up just four wins from their last nine matches on their travels.

These wins were recorded at Porto (5-0 back in February 2018), Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Porto again, but in-between times, The Reds had suffered a five match losing streak on the road losing at Roma, Real Madrid, Napoli, Crvena Zvezda and PSG.

However, although the results have sometimes eluded them on their travels, the goals have still flowed wherever Liverpool have played as 11 of their last 14 away ties in the Champions League have resulted in over 2.5 goals, and they’re very capable of netting here this evening too.

Betting Tips Verdict

Barcelona seem to have the edge here but the goals market, and in particular the over 2.5, appeals here.


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