Barcelona vs Chelsea
Date: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Venue: Nou Camp
Under 2.5 Match Goals at 2.4 odds
Full-Time result – draw at 4.9 odds
Chelsea to qualify
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Barcelona have a slight advantage ahead of this fixture, courtesy of their away goal in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Leo Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in the reverse leg which canceled out Willian’s opener and earned then a draw. Both teams will hope for a better night to progress to quarter-finals.
Here are our analysis and predictions for this game.
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Barcelona vs Chelsea: Head to Head
The previous meeting between the two teams have recorded more draws (6), while Chelsea have won 4 and Barcelona won 3 times.
Barcelona have won twice against Chelsea at Nou Camp and drawn 4 of the 6 meetings with Chelsea.
Chelsea are yet to win against Barcelona at Camp Nou, but are unbeaten in their last 4 visits to Camp Nou.
Barcelona have only lost twice against English teams at Camp Nou, they have won 19 times and drawn 10 times.
Chelsea have won 4 times against Spanish clubs on Spanish soil, they have drawn 7 times and lost 5 times.
Barcelona vs Chelsea: Form Comparison
Barcelona have been playing in the round of 16 since 2004/2005 without missing out, they have won 11 of these 13 ties. The 2 tie defeats where against English clubs, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Barca’s last 2 Champions League campaign ended in quarter-finals by Juventus and Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona have won all their home games in the group Stage, they scored 8 goals in the process and conceded once.
Domestically, Barca are in an unbeaten form and the case is same at home games too.
Chelsea’s previous round of 16 ties have recorded 8 wins and they have lost 4 ties. Their last 2 appearances in this stage, they lost to PSG.
Chelsea have already played against a Spanish opponent this term, taking 4 points of Atletico Madrid in group stage.
Domestically, Chelsea haven’t been good, they lost twice in their last 3 and won once. Though the defeats came from top 2 teams Manchester United and Manchester City.
Barcelona vs Chelsea: Prediction
Both teams were victorious in their domestic games on Saturday, which is good for them. It is a hard game to call but we don’t think Chelsea can go past a draw in this game, we expect them to play defensively and end the game in draw.
A goalless draw is anticipated in this game which puts Chelsea in advantage to qualify.
Under 2.5 Match Goals
Full-Time result – draw
Chelsea to qualify