By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 3rd October 2018
Tottenham will host Barcelona at Wembley stadium this Wednesday at 8pm. The game, which will be aired by BT Sport, is a highly-anticipated clash, with the likes of Harry Kane and Lionel Messi battling it out on the biggest stage in football.
Tottenham vs Barcelona: Odds and predictions
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have attracted their fair share of downbeat media coverage this season, with constant yap about their lack of signings and supposedly tired players. Yet, they’re fourth in the Premier League after successive away wins and just a 23/10 pick to best the Spanish champions at Wembley.
Given the Blaugrana’s poor recent form and Champions League away travails that pre-date the reign of Ernesto Valverde, our Tottenham vs Barcelona predictions see mileage in opposing the visitors, who are betting as 21/20 favourites, with the draw tipped at odds of 27/10.
Barca are currently on a three-game winless streak on the domestic front while, remarkably, they’ve landed win bets in just one of their past seven away games in Europe’s elite club competition, scoring just twice.
Head-to-head (doesn’t include friendlies, most recent first): Barcelona 1-0 Tottenham, Tottenham 1-1 Barcelona.
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Tottenham vs Barcelona prediction: Tottenham to win, tipped @ 23/10
Are we really considering tipping Spurs to topple the mighty Barcelona, Lionel Messi and all, at a bet of not a lot more than 2/1, as one of our Tottenham vs Barcelona predictions? Yes, we are.
The reasons to be fearful are fairly obvious, with the aforementioned Argentine joined by Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho in a terrifyingly-creative offensive division.
Yet, the Lilywhites were victorious in all three of their Wembley home UCL group games last term, including when comfortably besting eventual winners Real Madrid and should be more than a match for a beleaguered Barca.
Best Bet: Tottenham to win 3-1, trading @ 22/1
Just as extraordinary as the Catalans’ ropey Champions League road form is the way Spurs tend to win their home games in the competition.
They’ve notched three goals or more in all eight of their past UCL home wins and landed 3-1 correct score betting odds in half of those, including three of the last four as part of our Tottenham vs Barcelona predictions.
Jan Vertonghen and his defensive allies have mustered just one clean sheet in seven attempts in front of their own partisans since the north London outfit began their current streak of consecutive group-stage qualifications.
As such, a Tottenham vs Barcelona correct score prediction of 3-1 is head-scratchingly logical wager.
Scorer betting tip predictions: Erik Lamela to score first, betting @ a 10/1 pick
You won’t have needed our Tottenham vs Barcelona predictions to tell you Harry Kane and Messi are pretty likely notch here but, at EVS and 4/5 anytime goalscorer punts respectively, it’s unlikely a sedative will have to be administered should bets on them cop.
Not that we’d put you off. Kane has struck nine times in his last 11 Champions League games, while Messi has hit 10 in his last six against English clubs.
For the second Spurs game running, Erik Lamela looks the logical alternative prediction, having averaged as many shots per game as any of his teammates against Inter and all bar Kane and Christian Eriksen in the league.
Tottenham vs Barcelona stats: Opta
- Barcelona’s former Liverpool striker Suarez has been directly involved in six goals in his last three appearances against Tottenham in all competitions (four goals, two assists), all with the Anfield club in the Premier League between March 2013 and March 2014.
- The Blaugrana’s Argentinian forward Messi has scored more goals (20) and provided more assists (6) against English clubs in the Champions League than against sides from any other nation.
- Spurs have only drawn one of their 12 home games in the Champions League (W7 D1 L4), with that coming back in March 2011 against AC Milan (0-0).
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