On Tuesday, 7 May 2019, FC Liverpool and FC Barcelona face each other at 21:00 (CET) in the second leg of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The Blaugrana has already opened the door to the final, which will be held on June 1, 2019, at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, with a 3-0 victory at Camp Nou last Wednesday.
However, a little more than a year ago, the Catalans have already gambled a victory in their own stadium with three goals difference. Because of the 0-3 in the Olympic Stadium in Rome handed the 4-1 home win against AS Roma in the quarterfinals not to progress.
Today’s Betting Tips Liverpool vs Barcelona
The Reds have a certain residual chance, although the team of Jürgen Klopp would have been forced to win the game with four goals difference – at least a 5: 1, or a two-goal 6 : 2 etc. Certainly an endeavor that seems almost completely impossible given the high appeal of the Culés. Especially since Superstar Lionel Messi, who got a break at the weekend in the Spanish La Liga to be sufficiently fit in this return match, can also start the scoring at any time from nowhere. So the Scousers were equal in the first leg and even had more game shares, higher possession and the clearer chances, but made in contrast to the magic flea – La Pulga – too little. Liverpool lost three 100% of their chances and even missed the empty goal in the form of Mohamed Salah, only the right-back Marc-André ter Stegen, who also took his time in La Liga this weekend. Meanwhile, the Catalans had four chances for three goals – one chance including a brilliant direct free kick by the Argentine superstar.
Nevertheless, even such a result in football, which can not really be turned around, can always be changed if the team with its back to the wall picks up speed again and can bring the opponent to swim with early goals. Exciting this return match is therefore always, especially as synonymous from sports betting point many hot tip is possible. We will show you how to best bet on this highly anticipated second leg semi-final of the Champions League 2019 after the form check of both opponents in the final analysis.
Liverpool FC – The basic requirement is a drastic increase in efficiency
Jürgen Klopp summed it up perfectly at the press conference after the first leg at Camp Nou. His team played good football, developed some opportunities and had in two situations against Messi just no chance to defend the goals. Really annoying, however, was the missing away goal, which did not want to fall in the face of three 100% chances, which usually transform the actors involved in their sleep. With the away goal, the starting position would look quite different. So it can only work if LFC increases its own efficiency by 180 degrees and conversely on the defensive is a lot more stable. Bitter: On Saturday night, England’s Merseyside club had the next hammer in the Premier League, conceding two goals against Newcastle United and only managed a narrow 3-2 victory with a last-minute goal by DivoKe Origi secure, by at least until Monday evening, the table leadership was recaptured. But because Manchester City can no longer be overtaken on its own, the Scousers are only reliant on the help of a shooter. Doubly bitter: While Barcelona was able to spare all high achievers in La Liga, Liverpool naturally had to muster the best team – and lost against the Magpies just the injured due to replaced Mohamed Salah. In addition to Roberto Firmono, who will miss the duel with the Blaugrana injured, the next gruff setback, although the Egyptian after initial reports could possibly be on the court. However, everything looks right now, as if the series of Jürgen Klopp would break. So far, all ten matches have been won in knockout rounds in UEFA competitions under the German coach. Even with a 4-1 home win the first exit – also the first out in a knockout round against Barcelona at all – would be sealed.
↳ Expected line-up: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Dijk, Robertson – Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum – Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane
↳ Injury: Naby Keita
FC Barcelona – One leg already in the final
The Balugrana already has the championship in La Liga. Nine points ahead of three fixtures before the end of the season. Because of the direct comparison of scoring in Spain, Ernesto Valverde was able to take the liberty of concentrating 100% on the Champions League. Finally, there is next to the already reached final of the Copa del Rey still to get a title in the last four weeks of the season 2018/19. Although it was certainly not the fine English style, yet the coach of the Catalans saved by the bank away all performers and joined Celta Vigo on Saturday night with a team peppered by youth and junior players, even the predicate B-Elf no longer so well deserved. After then in the first half Ousmane Dembélé injured – together with Arthur and Malcom probably the only player who would have at least against Liverpool a candidate for the bank as well as for a short-term mission – it seemed to the Catalans completely. Without resistance, the Blaugrana lost 0-2 in the Celestes. However, from the point of view of those involved, it is understandable, because with regard to history, the potentially ninth final in the Champions League is far from being in the towel. Finally, FC Barcelona lost their last three away games in a Champions League semifinals and, in the round of the top four teams, have scored only two away wins in just two away wins and ten defeats in the distance. Coupled with the fact that Liverpool have already been in a semifinals’ final stop for the Catalans twice, everyone knows what the hour has come. It was all the more important to spare the entire first team to be wide awake in this second leg.
↳ Expected line-up: Stegen – Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba – Vidal, Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho – Suarez, Messi
↳ Injury: Rafinha, Ousmane Dembele
Liverpool vs Barcelona – Previous meetings
The first leg last Wednesday was the ninth match between Liverpool FC and Barcelona, which now balances the head-to-head record. Three wins from both teams are completed by three draws, although at least in a balance sheet clearly the Reds from England have the nose ahead. So far, Liverpool and Barca faced each other three times in a knockout round, which was played after a return match. And all three times then reached the Liverpool the next round – last in the 2006/07 season in the second round of the Champions League.
Liverpool vs Barcelona Our Best Insider Tips Explained
Basically, there is no need for FC Barcelona to put the bad away record from their previous semi-finals in this match. So would the Blaugrana even with a 0: 2-, 1: 4- or even 2: 5 defeat at Anfield Road still reach the finals and would there against either Ajax Amsterdam or Tottenham Hotspur the big favorite. Thus, Messi and especially his strike partner Luis Suárez, who will return for the first time to his old workplace, where he played between 2011 and 2014, strive to get the important away goal, with the LFC would need at least five goals. Otherwise, Barca is likely to be set similarly defensive, as it was observed in the second half in Camp Nou, when the Catalans were unusually low, but have attacked immediately, as soon as the Reds tried to dodge the wings. A recipe that has gone up 100%.
For the prediction, that means there are three potentially meaningful tips to play. Firstly, in the classic 3-way system, this is the bet on the home victory of Liverpool FC. Secondly, the tip is that both teams will score at least one goal. And third, the bet that over 2.5 goals will fall. For the maximum betting odds, a combination is also conceivable for particularly risk-takers.
|Insider Tips||victory Liverpool|
|Insider Tips||victory Barcelona|
|Insider Tips||Both teams to score/ Yes|
|Insider Tips||Both teams to score/ NO|
|Insider Tips||Over 2.5 goals|
|Insider Tips||Under 2.5 goals|