Football betting predictions for Chelsea – Barcelona
Chelsea hosts Barcelona in the first 1/8-final match between the two teams of this year’s Champions League. The meeting is on Tuesday at the Stamford Bridge stadium.
Barcelona is the favorite in this clash and some specialists believe the “Catalonians” will come back to Spain in advance before the rematch. Chelsea, however, will certainly not be a rival for the Leader in Primera Division. Although Londoners do not make a very strong season in the Premier League, they remain one of the best teams in Europe with many class players. Chelsea will be heavily dependent on the performance of Eden Azar and Tibor Courtoa. The Guardian of the Blues will have a lot of work to do in Barcelona, while Eden Azar will have to organize the game of the team and is expected to be involved in everything more interesting in the field of the rival.
Chelsea’s team scored three victories, two draws and one defeat in the group stage of the tournament, finishing second behind the winner of the Roma group. The Blues won only a point in their matches with the Italian team and logically remained second. Chelsea’s last home game was 1:1 against Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona would not have the same score against the other Spanish team. Antonio Conte will hope that his alumni can keep a dry grid to get good chances at Camp Nou.
The Barcelona team had no big problems in the group stage of the Champions League and won the first place by fighting the resistance of the last season’s Juventus. Barcelona scored four wins and two draws in its six games in the group, allowing only one shot. On their last visit, the Catalonians made 0: 0 on the Juventus pitch and will try not to hit again in their Stamford Bridge fight. Certainly the guests are currently in the better shape, but Chelsea is capable of playing high against the strong teams and we are expecting a very interesting 90 minutes on Tuesday night.
Football betting predictions : BTTS