Barcelona – Liverpool, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR BARCELONA - LIVERPOOL
Barcelona has begun its participation in this year’s Champions League with one target – winning the trophy. Meanwhile, Messi himself said at the beginning of the season that after the failures in recent years, each player will give 101% in this tournament, and that’s what we have seen from the Catalans so far. No underestimation of any opponent, top quality gameplay and strong performance at home during the season.
Liverpool shows championship spirit throughout the season. Progress in the team is amazing. This red team has nothing to do with any one before. It is not too much to say that the team is much more versatile and with more chances for trophies than that of Rafa Benitez, who was a regular finalist and semi – finalist in those years between 2005 and 2009. Aside from being at the highest level in almost every aspect, Liverpool has a routine and can escape from difficult moments in the big games.
Barcelona has not faced a team like Liverpool until now. The match will be spectacular. A favorite at paper may be the Catalonian team, but there is virtually no one. Specifically, in this match, of course, Liverpool has several results that would make them fit. There are dozens of zones on the pitch, where the extortion will be serious. Liverpool’s full backs should be stopped as well as their counter attacks. At the same time, Busquets will have a major role in the midfield, because Liverpool can press like beasts. Here we are choosing BTTS at 1.63, just because the Catalonians will have to get a good result before the rematch and will attack a lot. Liverpool, however, makes some mistakes in defenses, and Messi’s genius can always shine. However, for the quick players in the red attack, there will be more chances and if they press right, which they can do to perfection, they will be able to score a goal.
Liverpool are in a series of 10 consecutive wins in all tournaments and scored at least two goals in each of their last 5 away games
Barcelona have no match in which they have not scored a goal as hosts during the season
BARCELONA TEAM NEWS
Second choice absent players – Rafinha(M)
LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Main players under question for the game – Firmino(F)
Second choice absent players – Lallana(M)