Barcelona v Arsenal Preview

March 15, 2016 | By

BetVictor Free BetsUEFA Champions League Last 16, 2nd Leg action on Wednesday night comes from the famous Nou Camp Stadium and features Barcelona versus Arsenal.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports Europe High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Barcelona v Arsenal Preview, Champions League, Last 16, Wednesday 16th March 2016

Barcelona are having a great season and with a comfortable 2-0 victory in the 1st leg at the Emirates Stadium, it really would take a miracle for Arsenal to turn this tie around and based on Arsenal’s previous results against Barcelona at the Nou Camp where they have lost the last two games by at least two or more goals, the odds are certainly stacked against them.

Barcelona head into this game having trounced Getafe over the weekend 6-0, where as Arsenal lost 2-1 in their quarter final FA Cup match against Watford, so the Barcelona players will certainly be the more confident for this one.

Barcelona Team News:

The hosts have almost a full squad available for this game but will be without the services of Rafinha and Sandro Ramirez as both players continue to receive treatment for respective injury related problems.

Also missing from the line up will be Pique who is suspended but with Messi, Neymar and Suarez spearheading the Barcelona attack up front, the Arsenal defence look to be in for a very uncomfortable evening.

Arsenal Team News:

The visitors have a whole host of injuries to their squad and will be without the services of Cech, Koscielny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Rosicky, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere as they all continue to receive treatment for respective injury related problems.

Mikel Arteta is also a major doubt as he struggles to shake of a calf problem and will under take a late fitness test to see if he can be involved. The Arsenal attack will most likely consist of Theo Walcott, Oliver Giroud and Danny welbeck.

Barcelona v Arsenal Head to Head Statistics:

Wednesday night’s game from the Nou Camp Stadium will become the 7th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Barcelona have won four times, three of those having came at the Nou Camp Stadium, compared to Arsenal who have won just the 1 game overall with no wins having come when playing away from home. There has been 1 draw from those seven games played which came at the Emirates Stadium.

23/02/16 UCL Arsenal – Barcelona 0 : 2
08/03/11 UCL Barcelona – Arsenal 3 : 1
16/02/11 UCL Arsenal – Barcelona 2 : 1
06/04/10 UCL Barcelona – Arsenal 4 : 1
31/03/10 UCL Arsenal – Barcelona 2 : 2

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

21 Goals have been scored in the previous 6 matches played between the two clubs over the years, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.50.

12 of those Goals have came in the previous 4 games played between the two clubs at the Nou Camp Stadium and this generates us an average goals per game statistic of excatly 4.00.

Looking at both sets of data above, it does seem to suggest that we should see plenty of goals scored in this game on Wednesday night and betting markets like Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 Goals looks the stand out choices.

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Barcelona v Arsenal Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Barcelona: W W W W W

Arsenal: L L L D W

Barcelona have a clear advantage on the recent form statistics having won all of their previous five matches played, compared to Arsenal who have won one, drawn one and lost three of their previous five matches played.

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Barcelona v Arsenal Match Betting Odds Market

Barcelona are having a great season so far and with a comfortable 2-0 victory against Arsenal in the 1st Leg, the online bookmakers have the hosts priced up as the clear odds on favourites to win this game on Wednesday night with a current best price available of 1/4 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets For New Customers.

The Draw is currently as big as 6/1 with Stan James – Bet £10 & Receive £20 Free Bets for New Customers and does seem to be the best result that Arsenal could manage in this tough looking match as they take on a team that is far superior in every way than themselves.

Arsenal are not expected to win this game as their current best price avaialble of 12/1 with BetVictor – Receive £50 Free Bets for New Customers clearly shows and it does seem that once again Arsenal will be eliminated from the tournament by Barcelona.

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Barcelona v Arsenal Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

From what we saw from the 1st leg match over at the Emirates Stadium, it does seem that Barcelona are the banker tip to win this 2nd leg match as although they were away from home, they didn’t really give Arsenal much in the way of chances as they comfortably cruised to a 2-0 victory.

Arsenal do have a large number of important players missing from their squad through injury and as such the results recently have not been great, their 2-1 defeat over the weekend in the FA Cup being a bitter pill for all Arsenal fans and players to swallow and I really can’t see Arsene Wengers side being anywhere near good enough to trouble the hosts in this game.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this game is going to be for Luis Suarez to Score and Barcelona to Win as he has been having a great season in a Barcelona shirt and would like nothing more to score against Arsenal and dump them out of the tournament.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be for Lionel Messi to open up the goal scoring for his side as with him taking both the free-kicks and penalties and having world class ability, it should only be a matter of time before he gets his chance to sink Arsenal fans hearts.

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