Barcelona – Slavia Prague Prediction & Picks (05.11.2019)

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Barcelona – Slavia Prague SOCCER PICKS

Barcelona and Slavia Praha measure strength at Camp Nou, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). Attention to the home factor, since Barcelona usually conquers different results at home and abroad.

Barcelona:

After 2 wins and 1 draw, the home team is currently in 1st position, with 7 points won. In the last match, he won by (1-2) away against Slavia Praha, after in the previous match, having won by (2-1) at home with the Internazionale. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 17 suffered; against 13 wins and 2 losses in his stadium, with 40 goals scored and 13 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a loss away with Levante by (3‑1). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Barcelona won 8 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 54 of their last 60 games there were more than 1.5 goals and in 42 of the last 60 there were more than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 2.

Barcelona comes to this match after a 3-1 defeat against Levante, ending their seven consecutive victories in several competitions: their only goal was scored by Lionel Messi. In the 3 games played in the group stage of the Champions League, the Catalan club won 2 and drew 1. Coach Ernesto Valverde plays in 4-3-3, favoring possession of the ball and organized attacks: Lionel Messi is One of those responsible for creating the team process. It is important to keep in mind that Barcelona has great competition in the offensive transition, completion and defensive stopped balls. For this match, the coach cannot count on Samuel Umtiti, a player who is recovering from injury.

Slavia Praha :

The visiting team is currently in 4th position, with 1 point won, after 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to Borussia Dortmund by (0-2). In the last game, he lost at home against Barcelona by (1-2). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 12 wins and 3 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a home victory with Baník Ostrava by (4‑0). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Slavia Praha won 6, drew 3 and lost 1. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition. In 12 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.

Slavia Prague comes to this match after winning 4-0 at home against Baník, for the Czech Republic championship. In the last match in the group stage of the Champions League, the visitors lost against Barcelona by 1-2. In this away game, coach Jindrich Trpisovsky must choose a defensive strategy, with a low block, looking for only the counterattack. Defensive midfielder Tomas Soucek is one of the best weapons of this Slavia Prague, being a very important player in the team’s style of play. David Hovorka is out of this match due to an injury.


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