Barcelona v Chelsea Betting Preview | Wednesday 14th March
In our Barcelona v Chelsea betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Wednesday evening’s Champions League last 16 second-leg tie.
Barcelona v Chelsea Betting Preview
Venue: Camp Nou
Channel: BT Sport
After a very cagey 1-1 match at Stamford Bridge, Barcelona look to progress to the quarter-finals yet again, and with an away goal and the home advantage on their side, Valverde’s side look like the favourites in this tie. Conte’s men face a more difficult task: defeating what is arguably the best team on the planet right now.
Barça players and fans alike will be wary going into the game, with memories of their shock exit to Chelsea in 2012 still fresh in their minds. Chelsea will really need to step up their game if they want a chance of qualifying after losing to both Manchester clubs in the Premier League in the last few weeks, putting Conte under the spotlight- whose job hinges now on Champions League success.
One big problem for Chelsea could be a very well rested Leo Messi, who, after missing this past weekend’s fixture against Málaga due to the birth of his son, will be unstoppable- as always.
Potential Barcelona Starting XI: ter Stegen, Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta, Paulinho, Messi, Suárez.
Potential Chelsea Starting XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger, Moses, Kanté, Fàbregas, Alonso, Willian, Pedro, Hazard.
Head To Head
- Despite qualifying on an occasion, Barceolna haven’t beaten Chelsea in almost 9 years. There have been 4 draws and 2 victories for Chelsea.
Stats & Facts
- There have been under 2.5 goals in Barcelona´s last 4 Champions League games.
- Chelsea are undefeated in their last 9 games against Barcelona.
- Barcelona 2/5
- Draw 7/2
- Chelsea 5/1
- Chelsea to qualify 11/4
- Under 2.5 goals 121/100
- Leo Messi to score anytime 8/11