The return matches of the Champions League semifinals are contested this week. Tuesday, Liverpool receives Barcelona. Liverpool has seriously mortgaged his chances of qualifying. Barcelona has a good lead of 3 goals.
Liverpool vs FC Barcelona Football Betting Prediction
Last year’s Champions League finalist, Liverpool has once again achieved a great European run this season. In the second place of a very homogeneous pool in which appeared PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade, the Reds then dismissed Bayern Munich in the round of 16 and Porto in quarters. Last week, the club Mersey has posed problems in Barcelona but the lack of effectiveness Mané and Salah in particular has been highly detrimental. Heavily defeated despite a very good performance (0-3), the men of Jürgen Klopp will have a hard time reversing the trend in this semi-final. In the Premier League, Liverpool is ranked 2nd with 1 point behind 1st place. Despite a championship run (only 1 loss since the start of the championship), the team may again miss a title that has eluded him since 1990. Saturday, the Reds have not dropped anything and have obtained a new success in the snatch against Newcastle, signing their 11th win in their last 12 games in all competitions.
Barcelona are on a mission in the Champions League this season after falling in the quarterfinals in the last 3 editions. After outpacing Tottenham, Inter and PSV in pools, the Blaugranas have defeated, without much difficulty, Lyon and Manchester United in previous rounds. Last week, they took a serious option on the qualification by winning at home against Liverpool (3-0). The Catalans were tossed but they were able to rest on a new performance XXL Leo Messi to achieve an excellent operation. On the national stage, Barça has clearly dominated the competition and is already assured of a title of champion of Spain, the 2nd rank. Saturday, the Blaugrana were dominated on the field of Celta Vigo (2-0) but most of the holders including Messi and Suarez were left at rest.
The staff for Liverpool vs FC Barcelona
For Liverpool, substitute circles Lallana and Keita are still in the infirmary. Uncertain in the first leg, forward Roberto Firmino started on the bench in Barcelona and will not play the return. Released on stretcher in Newcastle because of a blow in the face, Salah is also absent. These two absences are a real blow for the Reds. Also note the return in the group of Oxlade-Chamberlain, after almost a year of absence. After playing with Wijnaldum fake 9 in the first leg, Klopp should realign his traditional 4-3-3.
On the Barcelona side, the substitute midfielder Rafinha is still forfeited for this meeting. Again touched by a muscle problem in Vigo, the French Ousmane Dembélé will miss this poster. The starting mix should look a lot like the one on the way. Very important in the physical impact and duels, the Chilean Vidal midfielder should again be preferred to Arthur. Once again sensational in the first leg, Léo Messi scored his 11th and 12th goals in this edition of the Champions League. Also striker, Luis Suarez, who will make his return to Anfield, ended a series of 9 games without scoring in C1.
The compositions for Liverpool vs FC Barcelona
The probable composition of Liverpool (go to 20h for the official compositions):
Alison – Alexander Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson – Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum – Shaqiri, Sturridge, Mane.
Absent: Lallana, Keita, Firmino, Salah (wounded).
The probable tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Alexander Arnold – Matip – Van Dijk – Robertson
Henderson – Fabinho – Wijnaldum
Shaqiri – Sturridge – Mané
The probable composition of Barcelona (appointment at 20h for the official composition):
Ter Stegen – Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba – Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal – Messi, Suarez, Coutinho.
Absent: Rafinha, Dembélé (injured).
The probable tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Sergi Roberto – Pique – Lenglet – Jordi Alba
Rakitic – Busquets – Vidal
Messi – Suarez – Coutinho
The confrontation history Liverpool vs FC Barcelona
The two teams met 8 times before this semi-final, whether in the Champions League or UEFA Cup. Liverpool has won 3 of these games, for 2 losses and 3 draws.
Key points of the match Liverpool vs FC Barcelona
⚽️ This poster brings together two of the biggest offensive potentials of the Old Continent.
⚽️ Impressive, Leo Messi displays an exceptional level of play and the Pulga is the current top scorer of Liga and Champions League.
⚽️ Liverpool are still focused on their Premier League title chances while Barcelona are already crowned champions of Spain.
⚽️ The Reds will be deprived of 2 of their best offensive assets following the packages of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
⚽️ Apart from the game lost in Barcelona, Liverpool has won its last 12 games.
⚽️ At home, Liverpool is undefeated since late September (16 wins, 3 draws).
Our Best Betting Prediction Explained Liverpool vs FC Barcelona
Supported by the madness of Anflield, Liverpool can cause problems to a Catalan team with a good lead of 3 goals. Win Liverpool or Draw.
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score