Barcelona vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League Game 1 Odds, Preview, and Predictions

Barcelona vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League Game 1 Odds, Preview, and Predictions

Written by on April 30, 2019

Two of the best soccer clubs on planet Earth battle it out at Camp Nou on Wednesday when Messi leads Barcelona against Salah and Liverpool. Barcelona should win La Liga while Liverpool has a great chance of winning the Premier League. Who takes the first leg of this UEFA Champions League Semifinal clash? Check out UEFA Champions League betting odds, a preview, and predictions for Barcelona-Liverpool.

Barcelona vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League Game 1 Odds, Preview, and Predictions

  • When: Wednesday, May 1 at 3:00pm ET
  • Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
  • TV: ESPN
  • Live Stream: UEFA.com
  • Moneyline Odds: Barcelona -147, Liverpool +331
  • Over/Under Total Odds: Over 3 -105, Under 3 -115

Why Barcelona is a good bet -147?

Barcelona has been in exceptional form. The team with Suarez, Messi and Rakitic, hasn’t lost since January 23 when Sevilla beat them 2-0 in the Spanish Copa Del Rey. That’s a string of 22 straight without a loss.

Barca dominated Manchester United in their last Champions League match. They beat Man U 3-0 to send that team home until next season. No team has scored a goal against Barcelona in their last 5 matches. They have a huge chance of beating Liverpool by 2 on Wednesday because they’re playing at Camp Nou.

Form Last 5

  • W – 1-0 vs Levante
  • W – 2-0 vs Alaves
  • W – 2-0 vs Real Sociedad
  • W – 3-0 vs Manchester United
  • D – 0-0 vs Huesca

Expected Line-Up

  • Stegen
  • Lenglet
  • Pique
  • Alba
  • Roberto
  • Busquets
  • Arthur
  • Rakitic
  • Suarez
  • Coutinho
  • Messi

Why Liverpool is a good bet +331?

Is Liverpool a secure bet in the Champions Leagues odds?

While Liverpool’s streak of games without a loss isn’t as long as Barcelona’s, it’s almost just as impressive. Liverpool hasn’t loss since January 7 when Wolverhampton beat them 2-1 in the English FA Cup. That’s a string of 19 straight without a loss.

While Barcelona beat up Man U in their last Champions League match, Liverpool dominated FC Porto. In the two legs versus Porto, Liverpool outscored their opponent 6-1. They beat them 2-0 in the first leg and 4-1 in the second leg. Liverpool is a great soccer team and has a real shot of upsetting Barcelona on Wednesday.

Form Last 5

  • W – 5-0 vs Huddersfield Town
  • W – 2-0 vs Cardiff City
  • W – 4-1 vs FC Porto
  • W – 2-0 vs Chelsea
  • W – 2-0 vs FC Porto

Expected Line-Up

  • Allison
  • van Dijk
  • Matip
  • Robertson
  • Alexander-Arnold
  • Fabinho
  • Milner
  • Wijnaldum
  • Mane
  • Origi
  • Salah

Champions League Betting Trends for Barcelona vs Liverpool

  • Barcelona has won 4 straight
  • Barcelona has outscored their opponents 8-0 in their last 5 matches
  • Barcelona is 6-2-0 in their last 8 matches
  • Liverpool has won 10 straight
  • Liverpool is 12-3-0 in their last 15 matches
  • Liverpool has outscored their last 5 opponents 15-1

Barcelona vs Liverpool Final Analysis

Barcelona should be favored because they’re almost impossible to beat at Camp Nou. However, they face one of the most dominant soccer teams in the world. Liverpool had flat out decimated every one of their Premier League opponents save for Manchester City.

Liverpool has an amazing 28-7-1 Premier League record. The lone loss was 1-2 to Manchester City way back on January 3. The real question is how good the Premier League is this season compared to La Liga. Because the Premier League appears to be much deeper, Liverpool may have faced more quality opponents. They’re worth backing at the odds to upset mighty Barcelona.

Champions League Soccer Pick: Liverpool +331