Champions League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Barcelona

Tottenham was pegged back by Inter to lose 2-1 late on in their group stage opener. However, since that loss, Tottenham have won their last three and will hope to continue that good form with the welcome of Barcelona.

Barcelona, meanwhile, has endured a downturn in form having failed to win their last three, drawing two. A 2-1 loss at Leganes shows that the Blaugrana are beatable, but they can dominate any opponent on their day and a repeat of their 4-0 win over PSV would certainly go down well with their fans.

The hosts are in form but could be without two key men, and while Barcelona looks out of sorts, an entertaining draw could be on the cards at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Team News

Tottenham- Dele Alli has been ruled out of the welcome of Barcelona, and is joined on the sidelines by Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier. Bet Now

Hugo Lloris is available and could replace Paulo Gazzaniga between the sticks, while Ben Davies, Erik Lamela and Victor Wanyama may all start.

Barcelona- Lionel Messi played a key role off the bench for Barcelona against Athletic Club on Saturday and should return to the starting XI.

Clement Lenglet is expected to deputise for the suspended Samuel Umtiti alongside Gerard Pique at the heart of the defence.

After starting the stalemate with Athletic in midfield, Sergi Roberto will miss out here, with Nelson Semedo set to continue at right-back.

Reports from Spain also suggest that Ernesto Valverde will revert to a 4-4-2 setup, with Ousmane Dembele dropped, which could see Arturo Vidal start in midfield and Ivan Rakitic moved to the right.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Tottenham’s last 6 games in UEFA Champions League.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Barcelona’s last 4 games (UEFA Champions League).

Barcelona are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 UEFA Champions League matches.

Tottenham have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches (UEFA Champions League).

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As at the time this post Tottenham has 3.71 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Barcelona has 1.94 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.76.

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