Champions League: Arsenal vs Barcelona

Arsenal vs Barcelona Betting Tip and Predictions. In the first leg of the 1/8 finals in the UEFA Champions League, Arsenal host Barcelona at Emirates. Read below betting preview, useful info and predictions for the match between Arsenal vs Barcelona.

LAS PALMAS, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 20: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona takes a free kick beside Neymar during the La Liga match between UD Las Palmas and FC Barcelona at Estadio Gran Canaria on February 20, 2016 in Las Palmas, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Arsenal finished the group phase of the UEFA Champions League at the second position. They didn’t have big chances to reach the knock-out phase, but they beat Olympiakos in the last round and qualified in the next stage. Home side didn’t have a luck, so in order to reach the 1/4 finals they will have to eliminate FC Barcelona, one of the main candidates to win this competition, and it will be very hard. “No team is perfect, but Barcelona are not far from it. We need to take our chances. We will have less of the ball than against Hull, but we have to make the most of it.” – said their coach Arsène Wenger.

Barcelona finished the group phase of this competition unbeaten and they are one of the main candidates to win Champions League. FC Barcelona won this trophy last season when the beat Juventus 3-1 in Berlin and they want to become the first team who managed to win this competition two times in a row. The amazing trio Messi, Suarez and Neymar are in the great form and they will be the most dangerous players for Arsenal’s defence. “Football can always be a surprise but I think we are going to see a really good game because we both like to dominate.” – said their manager Luis Enrique.

Arsenal vs Barcelona injuries and suspensions

Home side miss Arteta, Cazorla, Gabriel, Wilshere and Rosický. On the other side, visitors will be without injured Rafinha, while Arda Turan is out due to suspension.

Arsenal vs Barcelona possible lineups

Arsenal: Čech; Bellerín, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Coquelin; Walcott, Özil, Sánchez; Giroud.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar.

Arsenal vs Barcelona Prediction

Previous matches between Arsenal vs Barcelona were more than exciting and on every matches between these two team we have seen at least three goals.

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Arsenal have managed to beat Barca only once and the home field is their chance, because it will be hard for them to make positive result at Nou Camp, so they have to play open. Visitors are much stronger than Arsenal, in this moment, and they are favorites to win this game, but I expect goals here, at least three.

Arsenal vs Barcelona Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.62 (Bet365)

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