UCL Match Preview: Barcelona vs Tottenham

Having already wrapped up top spot, Barcelona having nothing riding on this match and can instead turn one eye to the weekend welcome of Levante. They dismantled Tottenham with ease at Wembley, though with Lionel Messi potentially rested, a repeat is unlikely.

Tottenham bounced back impressively from a 4-2 loss to Arsenal last weekend with back-to-back wins over Southampton and Leicester. Victories over PSV and Inter at Wembley kept their hopes of progression alive, but they face an uphill task to secure their spot in the next round of the Champions League.

Indeed, while Barcelona may not be at full strength here, they should still have enough to beat Tottenham in what promises to be an entertaining encounter at Camp Nou.

Team News

Barcelona- Ernesto Valverde is without injured quartet Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Malcom and Samuel Umtiti for the welcome of Tottenham.

With top spot already wrapped up, the Barcelona boss may take this chance to rest some key players here and has confirmed that Luis Suarez will play no part. Various betting options are available on site

Indeed, Jasper Cillessen and Thomas Vermaelen could start, while Lionel Messi may feature from the bench having played the full 90 minutes at Espanyol on Saturday.

Tottenham- With Serge Aurier and Kieran Trippier both out, Kyle Walker-Peters should start for Tottenham.

Davinson Sanchez and Mousa Dembele are both ruled out through injury, and with Juan Foyth ineligible, Toby Alderweireld is set to feature with Jan Vertonghen at the back.

Victor Wanyama is also out and Erik Lamela are is a doubt, but has travelled, while Mauricio Pochettino may be tempted to deploy a three-man defence to accommodate Walker-Peters and Danny Rose.

Match Facts

Barcelona are undefeated in 15 of their last 16 matches (UEFA Champions League).

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As at the time this post Barcelona has 1.95 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Tottenham has 3.50 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.96.

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