2018 UEFA Champions League Predictions Barcelona vs. Tottenham

A win at Camp Nou would seal passage to the round of 16 for Tottenham. But, everyone is expecting the Spanish champions to win because the match takes place at Camp Nou.

It would be an understatement to say Tottenham has an uphill struggle ahead of them. The last team to win a Champions League match in Barcelona’s home grounds were Bayern Munich in 2013. Barcelona has won 26 times from that time.

UEFA Champions League Predictions Barcelona vs. Tottenham

  • When: December 11, 2018, 3:00 PM ET
  • Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
  • Moneyline: Barcelona +100 vs. Tottenham +240; Draw +320

Why Bet on Tottenham?

The Spurs need a win at Camp Nou if they’re to pass to the last 16 of the Champions League. The English squad must match or better Inter Milan’s result against PSV to move forward, but it’s a tough challenge.

The silver lining, perhaps, is that Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde may rest his key players, including Lio Messi. Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti, Sergio Roberto, Arthur, and Rafinha are also out because of injury.

The Spurs’ away record isn’t promising they’ve only won three road games out of their last ten away matches.

And, though Harry Kanes and Christian Eriksen will both play, Barcelona won’t give away an inch.

Why Bet on Barcelona?

As winners of their group, Barcelona has their spot in the last 16. As mentioned above, this might prompt Valverde to give rest to some of his players.

Regardless, Barcelona is still the favorite to win, and even without many of their starting players, they’re a force of nature. 

Valverde believes this match to be tough. Given the high stakes for Tottenham, it's not unexpected.

In recent years, however, Barcelona has gone past the group stage already qualified and still managed to win games at Camp Nou.

Pick: Barcelona +100