Barcelona allow Tottenham
Will Barcelona allow Tottenham to qualify for the 1/8-finals of the Champions League? Or they will make a favour to Inter, beating the English side at the Camp Nou? This is the big question before the clash between Barca and Spurs in the Catalan capital on Tuesday night. Let’s have a look at this game from Group B in our predictions football 1×2.
The situation here is pretty clear. Barca already won the group, so for them this game do not hold any real meaning. Even if they lose, they will finish first anyway. Meanwhile, Tottenham need to win at any cost in order to win the battle with Inter for the 2nd place. Right now these two teams have the same amount of points – 7. But it’s expected that Inter will beat PSV in Milan, so Spurs don’t have any other choice – they must win at the Camp Nou.
Given the fact that Barca already won the group, it won’t be surprising if the coach Ernesto Valverde gives a rest to some of his key players. We know that Luis Suarez is missing the game for sure, because of an injury. It remains to be seen if Leo Messi will find a place among the starting eleven or he will sit on the bench.
For Tottenham everything is clear – they will put their best team on the pitch, playing only for the win. During the weekend Mauricio Pochettino gave a rest to his most important players Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen, which tells us that Spurs are only concentrated on this game. They really want to reach the 1/8-finals of the competition, so it’s all or nothing for them.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Champions League clash between Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur at the Camp Nou. Good luck!