Barcelona vs Liverpool Champions League Semifinal Preview and Betting Tips

Alex Campean

Monday, April 29, 2019 2:00 PM UTC

Monday, Apr. 29, 2019 2:00 PM UTC

The final from the semi-final, a heavyweight clash in the most important European club competition.

<p> </p><p></p><h2>Barcelona vs Liverpool</h2><p></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/uefa-champions-league/fc-barcelona-vs-liverpool-fc-3778466/?mtid=1" target="_blank" title="Barcelona vs Liverpool Betting Odds">Wednesday, May 1, Camp Nou</a></strong></p><p>Barcelona are 9 points clear at the top of the La Liga table and the 1-0 win over Levante on Saturday was enough for the Spanish giants to be crowned champions for the 8<sup>th</sup> time in 11 years with 3 rounds remaining till the end of the season. With 34 goals netted in 35 fixtures, Messi will once again win the top-scorer award and probably the Ballon Dโ€™or. In the 2009/10 season he managed to score 47 goals across all competitions and since then he has always passed 40 and given Ronaldoโ€™s poor season with Juventus, Messi is huge favourite to be awarded the Ballon Dโ€™or. Messi is now just two goals short of hitting the 600 club goals mark, a milestone already reached by his record rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Barcelona last lifted the Champions League trophy in 2016, when they manage to beat Juventus in the final. They are now fully focused on the Champions League matches and they are pushing for the treble also being qualified in the Copa del Rey final. The hosts have been impressively constant this season and are seen as main favourites to lift the UCL trophy this season being priced at 2.5 with Bet365.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;๐Ÿ† &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/LaLiga?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@LaLiga&lt;/a&gt; CHAMPIONS 2018-2019!&lt;br /&gt;8 leagues in 11 years.&lt;br /&gt;Making the extraordinary seem normal.&lt;br /&gt;๐Ÿ–Œ๐ŸŽจ &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeColorLaLiga?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#WeColorLaLiga&lt;/a&gt; ๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ”ด &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/8GF2paM493\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/8GF2paM493&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;โ€” FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/FCBarcelona/status/1122238311832195074?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 27, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>On the other side, Liverpool destroyed Huddersfield on Friday beating them 5-0 without resting their key players. Despite enjoying yet another successful season under Jurgen Klopp beating many records, losing just 1 match in the English top-flight league, Liverpool are still trailing Manchester City by 1 point in the Premier League with 2 rounds remaining till the end of the season. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named the PFA Players' Player of the Year with Mohamed Salah winning the award last season.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;1๏ธโƒฃ Messi ๐Ÿ†š Robertson&lt;br /&gt;2๏ธโƒฃ ______ ๐Ÿ†š ______&lt;br /&gt;3๏ธโƒฃ ______ ๐Ÿ†š ______&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Three key battles to anticipate on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou โฌ‡๏ธ&lt;a href=\"https://t.co/CGrcB0L9FI\"&gt;https://t.co/CGrcB0L9FI&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;โ€” Liverpool FC (@LFC) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1122840914920185856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 29, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>Both teams are unbeaten in their previous 19 matches across all competitions and they are fighting for a place in the finals. The 2 sides are brilliant going forward and both enter this match is superb form. Barcelona won 24 of their last 26 Champions League home matches and they are unbeaten in their previous 31 home UCL fixtures. Liverpool have a rock-solid defense with Virgil van Dijk leading the back line. We expect goals from both teams, but we expect a home victory and a 2-1 correct sore with Messi contributing on the scoreboard.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" target="_top" title="Champions League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Barcelona to win at 1.91 with Betfair.</strong></em></a></p>
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