Speaking of a cracker in international football, the match between Liverpool FC and Barcelona is sure to be one of them. The return leg in the semifinals of the Champions League promises to be a football festival once again, even if the air is probably already out in the final. The Spaniards have won the first leg 3-0 in front of their home crowd and are in the final with more than one leg. The English need a little miracle in the second leg, but without artificially creating tension when such a miracle is possible, then at Anfield.
Today’s Football Prediction Liverpool vs Barcelona
We expect a fireworks of the Reds. The difficulty will be to find the balance. The defensive will not be neglected. If Barcelona also scores just one goal in Liverpool, Jürgen Klopp’s team will have to meet five times. However, we think five goals against Marc-Andre ter Stegen are almost impossible. Nevertheless, we can imagine giving a tip on a home win in the match between Liverpool and Barcelona. After all, the Reds can go with confidence in this game, because ten times you stood in the semifinals of the European Cup and never lost a home game. Eight wins brought Liverpool in and played draws twice. The atmosphere at Anfield will be fantastic. But the Catalans will try to take the wind out of their sails with an early goal. Overall, we think it’s possible that many goals will be scored, especially when Lionel Messi returns to Galaform. In the first leg, it was the Argentine, who clearly showed the Reds the limits. So Kloppo faces a very difficult task on Tuesday and so we would not predict the progress of the English team in the match between Liverpool and Barcelona. Maybe it happens, but the miracle on Anfield Road. The second half of the Champions League semi-final between Liverpool FC and FC Barcelona at Anfield will take place on 07.05.2019 at 21:00.
Liverpool – Statistics & Current Form
Of course, Jürgen Klopp would like to win the Champions League once, but the priority for the whole season was on the Premier League. There the title is targeted and still everything is possible. There will be a heartbeat final next weekend and the Reds are still in the thick of it. Manchester City and Liverpool are playing a sensational season in the English league, but one of them will run out in the end. On Tuesday, the league moves again into the background, because even if the situation seems hopeless, Liverpool will do everything possible, perhaps yet again to enter the final of the premier class. However, before the game between Liverpool and Barcelona, the odds of a Reds’ triumph are almost exorbitantly high. We would not bet on it. It could even be that Liverpool will end up without a title, and yet it would have been a terrific season. The hope rests on the home strength of the LFC. Most recently there were six victories at Anfield in series. Four of these games ended without a clean sheet. In three of these games Liverpool even scored three or more goals. Hope dies last.
Last weekend, there was a fought 3-2 win at Newcastle United in the Premier League. Virgil van Dijk gave the Reds the lead, but the Magpies were able to draw early. Even before the break, Mohamed Salah managed the 2: 1. After the change but Newcastle was able to draw again.
“Now we have qualified for our final on Sunday against the Wolves. Of course we will play against Barcelona before that. ” – Jürgen Klopp
Only in the 86th minute Divock Origi scored the 3-2 victory. Thus, the LFC are now two finals in a row in the house – on Tuesday against Barcelona and on Sunday at home against Wolverhampton. The priority of these two matches is easily recognizable by the statements of Jürgen Klopp. Clearly Liverpool still play against Barca, but the focus after the 0-3 in the first leg is aimed at the game against the Wolves. In terms of personnel, Liverpool is again faced with the two failures of Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino. Both will definitely not be able to get involved in the premier class. In addition, Mohamed Salah, who had to be substituted with a head injury to Newcastle, is worried. As it looks, however, the Egyptian will be operational, so Jürgen Klopp will not spare him for the last match in the Premier League.
Expected formation of Liverpool:
↳ Alisson – Alexander Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson – Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner – Salah, Origi, Mane
↳ Coach: Klopp
Last Games from Liverpool:
⚽️ 04.05.2019 – Newcastle Vs. Liverpool 2: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01.05.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Liverpool 3: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 26.04.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Huddersfield Town 5: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 21.04.2019 – Cardiff City vs. Liverpool 0: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 17.04.2019 – Porto vs Liverpool 1: 4 (Champions League)
Barcelona – Statistics & Current Form
If you won the first leg at home 3-0, then maybe it’s not that easy to keep the tension high. However, a club like FC Barcelona apparently succeeds in doing so extremely well. In a total of 38 out of 42 duels in the international competitions, the Catalans have moved into the next round after a home win in the first leg. These are good prospects for Ernesto Valverde’s team to move into the final. While Liverpool is still fighting for the title at national level, the Spanish championship for Barcelona is already in the towel. In addition, Barca is still in the final of the Copa del Rey. It could also be the total triumph this season with the triple. First of all, the focus is completely on the game at Anfield. The Catalans have not lost an away game in the Champions League this season. That might be an indication that in the match between Liverpool and Barcelona a tip on the double chance X2 would definitely have its justification.
In the Spanish league the Catalans have already taken the pace out. Last weekend Ernesto Valverde donated the game at Celta de Vigo almost voluntarily. The complete first eleven got a breather and so Barca lost among others with Alex Collado, Carles Alena or Riqui Puig with 0: 2.
“Liverpool have a team that can cause trouble for any opponent. Last year we also had a three-goal lead in the quarter-finals and we are still eliminated. We have to be very focused. ” – Ernesto Valverde
Master will handle this defeat. This lineup also highlights how seriously Ernesto Valverde is still taking the second leg away at Anfield. He refers to the last season again and again, when Barca won in the quarterfinals at home with 4: 1 against the Roma and had to retire in Italy. We can therefore expect a highly concentrated team of Catalans, who will then again compete in best. The only thing missing is Ousmane Dembele, who sustained a thigh injury in Vigo. Otherwise, however, Barcelona will be able to muster anything that has rank and name, of course, Messi, who has scored 27 competitive goals this calendar year and marked his 600th goal for FC Barcelona in the first leg.
Expected formation of Barcelona:
↳ ter Stegen – Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba – Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal – Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
↳ Coach: Valverde
Last matches of Barcelona:
⚽️ 04.05.2019 – Celta Vigo vs FC Barcelona 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 01.05.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Liverpool 3: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Levante 1: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 23.04.2019 – Alaves Vs. FC Barcelona 0-2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad 2: 1 (La Liga)
Liverpool vs Barcelona Direct Comparison
A total of nine times have faced Liverpool and FC Barcelona so far in the European Cup. The direct comparison is completely balanced with three wins and three draws. In the Europa League, both clubs faced each other twice in the semifinals. Both times the Reds prevailed. Also in the Champions League 2008 can be this duel. But at that time in the second round. Also there Liverpool prevailed. The Catalans had the better end only in the second round of the season 2001/02. All KO duels went so far after the first and second leg to the Reds. After the 3-0 victory of the Blaugrana in the first leg at Nou Camp, Barcelona will now for the first time against Liverpool a round progress. Luis Suarez and Messi twice were the scorers.
Liverpool vs Barcelona Best Betting Prediction Analyzed
The Reds will go into this game with the courage of despair. The hope is not great, but to completely rule out it is not that the English will still make the leap into the final. After all, Liverpool have at least celebrated six wins in a row at home and have never lost a home game in a semi-final of an international competition. In addition, Barca has been eliminated in three of three cases in KO games so far. Nevertheless, before the return match between Liverpool and Barcelona, the prediction is clearly in the direction of progress of the Spaniards. The 3-0 from the first leg is a very reassuring cushion, especially since the Catalans can compete in the best position.
Key Facts – Liverpool vs Barcelona tips
⭐️ Liverpool have never lost a home game in a semifinal of the European Cup.
⭐️ The Reds have recently won six home games in a row.
⭐️ Barca moved in 38 of 42 cases after a home win in the next round in the European Cup.
In 38 of 42 cases, the Spaniards have moved to a home win in the first leg in the next round. The prospects for the Reds could be better. But we assume that the LFC will be driven by the spectators once again to a maximum performance. That is also the reason why we can imagine a home victory well, but in the end, probably will not be enough for the entry into the final. However, in the match between Liverpool and Barcelona, we would like to use the betting odds for a home win of up to 2.20.
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