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THE MATCH PREDICTION Barcelona - Liverpool 01.05 21:00

Home win
WIN 1.9

The UEFA Champions League’s semifinals will continue with a Wednesday game at Camp Nou. Here Barcelona will meet Liverpool in the first leg. Will the hosts keep winning at their venue?

Barcelona

The bookmakers consider Barcelona as the main favorite of the Champions League of 2018\19. Blaugranas are the unique semifinalist that won their qualifying group. In autumn they competed against Internazionale, PSV Eindhoven and another semifinalist – Tottenham Hotspur.

The Catalans earned 14 points as result of four wins and two draws. Their goal ratio was 14:5. Then they eliminated Olympique Lyonnais and Manchester United from the round of 16 and quarterfinals, respectively. They stayed undefeated yet with one draw at Groupama Stadium in Lyon. Other three matches ended in their favor: over the French side 5:1 and the Red Devils lost twice with a clean sheet, 0:1 at Old Trafford and 0:3 at Camp Nou.

Liverpool

Liverpool competed in the group of death at the qualifying level. The Reds earned the same number of points as Napoli. The Italian side had worse such additional mark as the goals for. Jurgen Klopp’s guys won and lost for three times for each.

Then the Merseyside eliminated Bayern by having crushed FC Hollywood at Allianz Arena 3:1. Finally, they won over well-known Porto twice, both home and away.

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Possible line-ups and absentees

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Coutinho
Out
: Rafinha (knee)

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Out: none
Doubtful: Lallana (muscular)

Prediction

Both sides are unbeaten in their play-off games. Barcelona did not lose within a whole Champions League’s campaign. We expect the favorite will justify its status. We predict the Spanish side’s win with a fine coefficient of 1.90

The odds are valid at the moment of the prediction publication.

«Barcelona»

DRAWS: 2 WINS: 3

2 : 0
4 : 4
0 : 1
3 : 0
0 : 0

«Liverpool»

WINS: 5

1 : 2
2 : 1
1 : 3
2 : 0
2 : 0

Last meetings:

21.02.2007

Barcelona 1 : 2 Liverpool

06.03.2007

Liverpool 0 : 1 Barcelona

06.08.2016

Liverpool 4 : 0 Barcelona