The first leg of the Champions League semifinal between Liverpool and Barcelona ended 3:0 in the Spanish team’s favor. On Tuesday, the Reds have a mountain to climb, but they’ll have huge support from the stands of the Anfield. Can the fans provide them with enough boost to achieve an almost impossible feat? Maybe you’ll find the answer in the evening when the match start.
Things aren’t looking too great for the Reds, but this season they’ve shown teeth on many occasions when they were faced against seemingly tougher opposition. And their biggest strength in this duel will be the home turf. At home, they’ve been sensational this season. They’re coming into this game after five straight wins at the Anfield.
Speaking of their home performances this season, Liverpool are without a defeat in the Premier League, with 16 wins and only two draws. Unfortunately for them, that might not be enough to win the Premier League trophy this season, because Man City seem to always be one step ahead of them. But, because the league title might slip their hands, you can be sure they’re going to give their utmost against Barca on Tuesday evening.
They definitely have the manpower to win against any team on the planet. The problem is that they need a big win only to get to the extra time. And if Barca score even a single goal, they will have to score five in order to advance to the final. Sure, they will try, but our Liverpool vs Barcelona prediction is that they won’t be able to pull off such a feat.
The Spanish side is now the biggest favorite for winning the trophy. And it’s not just because they’re only a step away from the final. It’s also because they’ve been sensational this entire season. Barcelona’s squad is made of some really fantastic players, starting with arguably the best player in history, Lionel Messi.
The most impressive thing about Barcelona is that they would be super-powerful even if Messi were out. They have at least one top-quality player on each position, which is why it’s not a big surprise that they’ve already secured La Liga title. They’re also in a very good form, even though they lost to Celta in the previous round. But, that game didn’t matter much to them because they already got the trophy in their hands.
And the best thing is that they’re almost completely injury-free. There are only a couple of first-team players who are struggling with fitness, but those guys probably wouldn’t feature in the first eleven against Liverpool. Speaking of injuries, let’s take a look at the latest injury news, as well as possible lineups, before proceeding to Liverpool vs Barcelona betting tips.
- Roberto Firmino (injury)
- Naby Keita (injury)
- Adam Lallana (injury)
- Rafinha (injury)
- Ousmane Dembele (doubtful)
Alisson – Van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson – Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum – Sane, Salah, Sturridge
Ter Stegen – Pique, Umtiti, Semedo, Alba – Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal – Messi, Coutinho, Suarez
Liverpool vs Barcelona Prediction
One thing is certain, this is going to be one hell of a game. Liverpool have nothing to lose, which is why they’re going to give their best and attack with all they got from the very first moment. The problem is that such gameplay will leave room for Barca counterattacks and that means problems at the back. Therefore, I expect to see goals on both ends. A lot of them.