Liverpool – Barcelona, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR LIVERPOOl - BARCELONA
Definitely last week for Liverpool was not brilliant, but it worsened even more after the big goal of Kompany yesterday against Leicester. The odds of the Reds for the title in England seem illusory because they will have to play with Wolves at home, which does not seem an easy task, while City will be visiting Brighton. Worse yet, the news of Salah and Firmino Out for this match with Barca was confirmed.
Barcelona did not play with any first team players against Celta at the weekend, showing that they only think of the rematch with Liverpool at Anfield. All stars are ready for the match. For the Catalans, the task seems very simple – they have to get an early goal and kill the pace. They’ll find Anfield much harder than Camp Nou, however, for sure.
The reasons why we give BTTS at 1.54 are a few. With this busy schedule, leaving empty space for Barca, the need for goals and attacks and bad news lately, as well as Messi himself, it seems Barcelona will just score a goal. Liverpool deserved a minimum of 1 in the last match, and Klopp promised a party tomorrow, so at Anfield it hardly any team that can go with clean sheet.
- Liverpool have scored 20 goals in their last 6 home games
- Barca has scored a goal in the UCL in 10 of the last 11 games
LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Mohamed Salah (37/22 F),Roberto Firmino (34/12 F),Naby Keita (25/2 M), Adam Lallana (13/0 M) are out.Virgil van Dijk (37/4 D) is under question.
BARCELONA TEAM NEWS
Ousmane Dembélé (29/8 F) is out.