Barcelona meets Liverpool in the Champions’ League semi-final 1st leg at the Camp Nou on Wednesday evening (local time) in a game that has all the makings of a potential classic.
Barcelona have crowned La Liga champions at the weekend and are also in the final of the Copa del Rey domestically.
Barcelona are now in a position where they can fully focus on the Champions’ League going into this tie, they are currently unbeaten in 22 games in all competitions (a loss in the minor Supercopa de Catalunya notwithstanding) and in Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho, have two former Anfield legends who could seriously derail the Reds.
Oh, and they also happen to have the best soccer player on the planet on the books in the form of one Lionel Messi.
Liverpool FC are in pretty good shape themselves coming into this game. They are unbeaten in 19 games in all competitions, the last 10 of which they have won. They are also still fighting it out with Manchester City for the English Premier League title, which does somewhat limit coach Jurgen Klopp’s options in terms of resting key players at this late stage of the season.
Barcelona vs Liverpool Betting Lines & Picks
Our soccer predictions for this game have to be for an open encounter with both teams having goals in them. Home advantage has to be a key factor and is enough to make Barcelona the tips to win here.
The betting line on a Barcelona win in the Match Result betting odds is set at -110 with Betway Sports, with the draw at +280 with bet365 and the odds on Liverpool being +320 at Sportingbet.
A Correct Score bet of 2-1 to Barcelona is priced up at +750 with bet365, while Luis Suarez is +138 with 888Sport in the Anytime Goalscorer betting market.
Pick: Match Result – Barcelona to Win @ -110 (Betway)