Tottenham – Barcelona SOCCER PICKS
Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona meet at Wembley Stadium, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is only a record of 1 direct confrontation in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 29-07-2018, which ended with the victory of Barcelona by (5-3), in the shoot-off on penalties.
The home team comes to this second day of Group B after a defeat in its opening in this group stage, against the Internazionale, by (2-1). In their last match, for the Premier League, they got an away win against Huddersfield Town by (0-2). Tottenham Hotspur has won 7 and lost 3 of the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he got the comeback in 3 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Tottenham is a club that never managed to conquer the Champions League, but has already won the Europa League twice, won two Premier League titles and eight FA Cups. In this season, the team had a negative start in the group stage of the Champions League, as they lost out of home 2-1 against Inter, thus being in third place in Group B. In the last five games that the Tottenham disputed in his group, in this stadium, if we only count on the official parties, they scored more than 1.5 goals in four. We believe that in this match Tottenham will play a more intense game with several goals, as it has enough quality to score goals and will play against an opponent with a strong attack.
The visiting team arrives at this 2nd day of Group B after a victory in its opening in this group stage, against the PSV, by (4-0). The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Athletic Club by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Barcelona won 6, drew 1 and lost 3. The team allowed goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for the opponent, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 56 of the last 63 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Barcelona is a club that has conquered the Champions League five times in its history, being the last of these titles won in 2014/15, as well as three Club World Cups and five European Super Cups. In this season, the team debuted in the best way in the group stage of the Champions League, because it beat the PSV team in its stadium 4-0, thus being in the leadership of Group B. In the last five matches that Barcelona played in the status of visitor, if we only count the official matches, they scored more than 1.5 goals in four. We believe that in this match the boss will repeat himself and Barcelona will make another game with several goals, due to the quality of their attack, which has Lionel Messi.