After the clear success in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League, FC Barcelona is already with one leg in the final. Will FC Liverpool at Anfield still make an unexpected comeback? Here is our tip!
Football Betting Tips FC Liverpool vs FC Barcelona
It will take a damn hard piece of work to Liverpool. After a 3-0 first-leg lead in the Champions League semi-final, the home team will have to score at least four goals to beat FC Barcelona. And if that were not hard enough, Liverpool’s top scorers are now out of action. Are the Reds doing the miracle contrary to every probability?
Liverpool FC – Statistics & Current Form
The last three results: 3: 2 vs. Newcastle United, 0: 3 Vs. FC Barcelona, 5: 0 vs. Huddersfield Town
The dream is alive: Even a matchday before the end of the Liverpool FC still has the opportunity to become English champions. To save this opportunity, however, a hard piece of work was needed last weekend – only in the final minutes of the Reds put the signs to victory.
In the early stages of the duel between Liverpool and Newcastle United, the fans were presented with spectacles: within 15 minutes, the teams scored three goals, with the guests taking a deserved, but by no means sovereign, 2-1 lead at the break. After the break, the lively exchange continued, now it was Newcastle’s turn: striker Rondon made up for a corner.
Afterwards fans and experts expected a powerful reaction of the Reds, but instead Newcastle went really high: The hosts dominated, moreover went to Mo Salah Liverpool’s most important man k.o. For the Egyptian Divock Origi came into the game – and only a few minutes later he let his team cheer: Per capita, the Belgian scored the winning goal: the final point under a brilliant game.
The neutral spectator had also seen a remarkable encounter three days earlier: In the Champions Leaugue the Reds delivered an impressive semi-final duel with FC Barcelona, at the end of the British, however, clearly the short straw: 0: 3 it said after 90 minutes , which had been fairly balanced apart from the Torerfolgen. Liverpool never hid in the Camp Nou, brought Barca’s back team time after time in the Bredouille. But the goals were scored by the hosts: Suarez, Messi, Messi – all at once it was 0: 3. The chances of reaching the final again tend towards zero.
However, one does not give up prematurely at Anfield: with a frenetic crowd behind them – but without Salah – Liverpool will try one of the biggest comebacks in Champions League history. Among other things, the upcoming opponent has made a show: two years ago, Barcelona managed to get past PSG despite a 0: 4 first-leg defeat (6: 1).
Possible line-up Liverpool FC
On the name of Origi should rest on Tuesday some hopes: Coach Jürgen Klopp must replace Salah, who is not capable for the second leg. Roberto Firmino is still missing after Salah, the second-best scorer of the team. For Origi will definitely find a place – and also for Xherdan Shaqiri and right-back Alexander-Arnold: Both campaigned with one or two assists at the weekend fierce for a starting eleven. Klopp will need the offensive skills of the pros in the second leg from the start.
Becker – Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Matip, Robertson – Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner – S. Mané, Origi, Firmino
FC Barcelona – Statistics & Current Form
The last three results: 0: 2 vs. Celta Vigo, 3: 0 vs. Liverpool 1-0. UD Levante
It was a lesson that FC Barcelona delivered last Wednesday: not necessarily playful, but definitely in terms of nerves. With the Liverpool FC, the Catalans hosted one of Europe’s strongest teams, an equal-sided opponent looking for an open duel right from the start.
Barca got involved in the fight and so developed from the start a remarkable, fast-paced game on a high technical level. It went back and forth, in most qualitative categories, the teams moved on a similar level – but after 90 minutes beamed only the FC Barcelona. Why? Because the team above all mastered a variety of footballing better than the opponent: the chance exploitation.
From their first four shots the Catalans made three (!) Goals. While the Liverpool FC awarded several times from good positions, Barca set with frightening nerve strength to 3: 0 – not least thanks to Lionel Messi. The Argentinian could not put a mark on the game for a long time, but with his double in the closing stages he finally became the decisive man: first he was right after a slap-beater, then he thumped a free-kick fantastically in the left corner – mark: goal of the year.
Bottom line Barca is thus almost in the final, without having been the clear better team in the first leg. In the league, in turn, the championship is already certain, which is why most of the participants took note of the unexpected defeat at the weekend against Celta Vigo (0: 2) more or less motionless. It was finally “only” a B-Eleven on the court – a clear sign that coach Ernesto Valverde takes the return leg in Liverpool seriously. After all, he hardly knows anybody better than he that even a 3-0 advantage means no security.
Possible line-up FC Barcelona
Valverde will again send his best squad to the pitch. Barca’s starter might look like this:
Ter Stegen – Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba – Busquets, Vidal, Artur – Coutinho, Suarez, Messi
FC Liverpool vs FC Barcelona Our Betting Tips Explained
To answer the question raised in the resolution: No, at least not in the opinion of the bookmakers. They see FC Barcelona as an almost sure final candidate, which is why the bet on getting ahead is no longer really money to earn.
Significantly less security prevails, however, with regard to the single game: This could win the Liverpool quite well, although not with four goals, but at Anfield, the Reds are among the strongest offensive teams in the world. The fact that they can harm Barca with their attacking game, the team also proved on the final day. Alone: For a 4: 0 or a result of similar category, it should ultimately not be enough – especially with Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino turned out to be the best attackers Liverpool injured.
Bottom line is likely to depend on the route of the guests: Barcelona will focus on the considerable advantage of the first leg to manage sovereign, accordingly, the rooms will be tight. Unless Liverpool breaks the phalanx of the Catalans too soon, it may not be too overcrowded: one can not, and the other does not have to.
Betting Tips: Under 3.5 goals –