Barcelona v Chelsea Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions
March 12, 2018
Last week saw Premier League sides Manchester City and Liverpool progress into the next round of the Champions League, but now it’s over to Chelsea to represent the English top-flight on Wednesday night.
Travelling to Spain looking to build upon their 1-1 stalemate at home. The Blues come up against a formidable La Liga leading Barcelona side.
The Catalan giants are favourites to triumph at home, odds-on with most bookmakers.
Blues to take the lead
In each of their last four battles with Barca, the Blues have scored first.
Conte’s men will be eager to race out the blocks at the Camp Nou, after the Catalan club bagged a vital away goal in London – looking to test Marc-Andre ter Stegen early on.
Eden Hazard is getting back to his best, with six goals in his previous nine league outings, while in-form Willian has been involved in six Champions League goals in his last seven appearances.
So, look to back betway’s superb odds of 13/5 on the Stamford Bridge side to net first and put the pressure on Barca.
Messi to bag brace or more
Breaking his Chelsea duck in the first-leg, Lionel Messi will be out for more to secure progression to the next round.
Making the extraordinary look routine on a weekly basis, the Argentine superstar has netted 12 goals in his previous 14 league games.
Messi has scored two or more during eight games in all competitions this term and is 7/2 with betfair to do the same on Wednesday night.