FC Barcelona vs Liverpool / Champions League – The second semi-final match of the Champions League is for many a final before the final. In any case the two teams are more attractive than Ajax and Tottenham both because of tradition and individual quality of teams. Barcelona won another champion’s title in Spain and has long lasting winning streak. Liverpool also doesn’t lose matches, or more precisely, it wins one after another but it still fights for the title. Liverpool played the last time in Barcelona in 2007 and it won by 2-1.
FC Barcelona vs Liverpool begins 01.05.2019 at 21:00 CET
The first out of three titles that Barca wants to win by the end of season is already in the trophy cabinet. No one managed to parry Barcelona in La Liga and it can be said that they quite easily won the second consecutive champion’s title, the eight in last 11 years. They drew several matches in the previous period that didn’t spoil their plans, and they are undefeated for a very long time. Barcelona lost just two league matches, and is undefeated in the Champions League.
Its score is 7 wins and 3 draws, where they played the last one in the round of 16 with Lyon. They routinely eliminated Manchester United in the quarter-finals, winning both legs and with a clean sheet. It can be said that they played the weakest in the Copa del Rey where they lost two matches but nevertheless they reached the final where will face Valencia. Manager Valverde has no problems to assemble the team and he has just a couple of dilemmas, but in any case a very strong teams goes on the pitch.
Probable lineups FC Barcelona: ter Stegen – S. Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, J. Alba – Busquets, Arthur, Rakitic – Messi, L. Suarez, Coutinho
Liverpool wins one match after another but that is good enough only to stay in the race for two titles. In the English Premier League the Reds have seven-game winning streak, however, Manchester City also wins so they still lag behind for one point. Two more matches will be played before the end and Liverpool must win both and hope that the City will slip. It is not a promising situation but even if they fail they cannot blame themselves. They played the whole season practically without mistake and they lost just one match, right to Manchester City. If the circumstances a bit different their score so far would be more than sufficient to win the title.
The Reds weren’t that good in the Champions League, and especially not in the group phase were they lost three matches. Their rivals were strong teams, while in the knockout phase they eliminated Bayern Munich and Porto without losing a match. They didn’t receive a goal in three previous league matches and that is encouraging sign for away match at Camp Nou, where everything will be far more challenging. R. Firmino, Fabinho and Lallana are questionable for this match, where the former two should be ready to face the Reds. It is possible that Firmino will not play from the first minute, and that Henderson, Wijnaldum and Keita will be in the midfield.
Probable lineups Liverpool: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, J. Matip, van Dijk, Robertson – Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita – M. Salah, R. Firmino, S. Mane
FC Barcelona vs Liverpool PICK
Both teams play really well recently and don’t lose matches. Liverpool has even made a bit better results, however, the match will take place at the Camp Nout and that’s Barcelona’s turf. We will forecast victory of the home team, no matter how minimal it might be.
Pick: Barcelona wins
Odds: 1.95 at comeon (down to 1.85 can be played)
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