Valverde’s boys start as favorites due to their collective and offensive potential, which tends to increase when they perform at the Nou Camp.
For that reason and knowing that they will come out to press with everything from the initial stage, we believe that they will handle possession. Given this situation and knowing that the defense “Blue” is rough and rocky, we believe that the bet “Barcelona plus 6.5 corners” has value in this opportunity. It is feasible that many of the attacks culés finish from the pennant.
After defeating Málaga in La Rosaleda, Barcelona added 72 points in the Spanish championship. The team is still orderly, tidy and effective under the command of Valverde, being possible to leave to press from the initial whistle. It is expected that the process is similar to the one played against Atlético de Madrid by the Liga, a match in which he attacked a lot, generated several corners and had control during most of the 90 minutes.
Playing at home in the Nou Camp, Barcelona has obtained more than positive results in the Santander League (11 wins and 2 draws, scoring 38 goals and conceding 6 against). In this 2018, he defeated Levante 3-0, defeated Levante 2-1, equalized 0-0 with Getafe, thrashed Girona 6-1 and defeated Atlético de Madrid 1-0.
Conte’s team comes from playing against Crystal Palace as a local at Stamford Bridge (2-1 win). Thanks to this victory he cut a streak of 2 consecutive trips, staying in the fight to qualify for the next Champions League. For this particular duel, the English will fold their lines trying to cover all the spaces of the Nou Camp. Then they will try to contrive to score.
As visitors, the “Blues” have registered different scores in the Premier League, lacking greater regularity in this condition (7 wins, 3 parities and 5 falls). They have lost their last 3 starts, after losing 4-1 with Watford, 2-1 with Manchester United and 1-0 with Manchester City.
Insider TIP: Barcelona to win – 1.43