Barcelona vs Tottenham: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Tuesday, December 11th 2018, @22:00
Camp Nou Barcelona
Group B is finely poised with the Tottenham and Inter both sat on a knife edge on seven points apiece.
It is a winner takes all competition between the two with Spurs with the tougher of the two contests heading face an already qualified top spot.
However, that is where the hope may lie for Mauricio Pochettino’s men especially as Barca travel to Levante in the League five days after the Tottenham clash.
Tottenham have proven unpredictable this season and have let themselves down in matches against PSV and the first leg against Inter.
Since then, Spurs have given themselves hope with back to back Champions League wins over those two opponents but have made life difficult for themselves but at least head to the Nou Camp knowing Barca are beatable on home soil.
Real Betis proved that back in November with a 4-3 win which surprised popular betting sites as it was the first home league defeat in two years for Barcelona.
If Spurs are going to do it, Harry Kane needs to be on form as the goals will be flying in, however, with nothing riding on it for Barcelona and Tottenham proving that when the chips are down they are capable of a big result, we predict Spurs to get the win they need in a thrilling 3-2 victory.
- Over 3.5 goals
The last time Barca lost on home soil a total of seven goals were scored and between the Catalans and the Lilywhites this season, 21 Champions League goals has been scored.
- Barcelona to score first
The Spanish giants have scored first in all five of their group games so far whilst Spurs have conceded first in two of their last three group games outings.
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Head to Head
A Barcelona football masterclass was on display at Wembley in match day two as a Lionel Messi inspired Barca swept to a 4-2 away win.
Prior to that contest, the pair met in the 1982 European Cup Winners Cup semi-final with Barcelona winning 2-1 over the two legs thanks to a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane and 1-0 victory at the Nou Camp.
- This is the 12th consecutive season Barcelona has qualified for the last sixteen of the Champions League.
- Barcelona has only lost twice on home soil to English clubs boasting a record of 20 wins, 11 draws and 2 defeats.
- This is the fourth time Tottenham have been in the Champions League group stages and third season in a row.
- Tottenham have won just four of their last 17 away European matches.
- This Champions League campaign is a record 20th time Barcelona has topped their group.