Wednesday 16/03/2016, 20:45, Champions League, Last 16
Barcelona vs Arsenal Preview
Barcelona lost just two games this entire season and it invincible run spends over 36 rounds, making it the most in-form team in Europe. They've won the first leg relatively easy by scoring twice in London and will return home knowing that qualification is not going to evade them. Arsenal is still hoping to win the domestic championship but they've got a points to recuperate and recent results are disappointing.
Barcelona vs Arsenal Odds
Barcelona 1.25, Draw 6.50, Arsenal 12.00
Barcelona vs Arsenal Tips
Arsenal is not going to take any chances in Barcelona, because they know that their chances of actually qualifying to the quarterfinals are slim to none. It's impossible to envision any circumstance in which the Gunners will score 3 unanswered goals in Spain. That's why, they were channel all their resources on attainable objectives and right now their best chances to focus on the Premier League.
Barcelona won seven games on the road after drawing away at Valencia, in a match that these used mostly substitute. They had won the first leg in the Copa del Rey by seven goals to none and had no interest in risking injuries. Tonight they are in a similar position, since they are already certain of advancing the next round and the only thing they need to avoid is players getting hurt.
Unlike Arsenal who is playing catch-up in the English championship, Barcelona has a significant advantage over Atletico Madrid. Their archrivals are 12 points behind and have no chance whatsoever of actually winning the trophy. There also going to play against Sevilla in the domestic cup final and they've got an excellent chance of winning all three possible trophies this season.
Barcelona had the advantage of a deep roster, so they can rotate players as they see fit and prevent by the footballers from getting injured. Their best strikers are going to featuring the starting formation, but there is a good chance for them to be replaced by half time or in the second half.
- Arsenal is on the verge of missing all its objectives this season and injuries are only going to make matters worse.
- The visitors proved incapable of scoring in the first leg and now that they would need three goals in Barcelona, motivation is at its lowest.
Barcelona vs Arsenal Prediction
Barcelona crushed Arsenal at home and scored a bucketful of goals, but they have no reason to push for lopsided victory. The Gunners have lost motivation as well and as long as they avoid a humiliating defeat, they will consider themselves lucky. That's why, it is recommended for punters to bet on fewer than 3.5 goals to be scored and accept the odds of 1.75 offered by Bet365.
Bet: Under 3.5 goals @ 1.75 with Bet365