Bet9ja Preview: Barcelona v Chelsea: Expect a tight game in Catalonia

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Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea
Shaun Botterill
Nothing could separate these two giants earlier in London and its set to be end-to-end action once again

Second leg action of the Uefa Champions League last 16 tie between FC Barcelona and Chelsea takes place at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

The Blaugrana were on the cusp of defeat at Stamford Bridge but Lionel Messi turned up 15 minutes from time for his first goal against the Blues as the game ended 1-1.

Chelsea celebrate vs Barcelona

Barca will hope to use the away goal and playing on their turf to their advantage for a crucial win which Bet9ja quotes at odds of (1.43).

Antonio Conte’s men find themselves in a very difficult situation as they’ll have to get on the scoresheet to keep their hopes alive.

Chelsea have not had much luck at the Camp Nou in the past, failing to win there and are underdogs with the same betting firm at odds of (8.10).

A draw could be a likely outcome here and that’s evidenced by the fact that the last four meetings between these two giants at the Camp Nou have gone that way. Another one is priced at (4.60).

Since a draw is a strong possibility, certain scoreline could affect the direction of the game. 0-0 at (12.75) would be enough to send Ernesto Valverde’s men through because of the away goal at Stamford Bridge.

Barcelona Chelsea PS

2-2 at (18.00) which was the result at this venue when both last met in the 2012 Champions League semifinals would be enough to see Chelsea qualify at odds of (4.15) on the away goals rule just as it did that year.

With the game still open, the urgency to score will be very great. Bet9ja offers odds of (1.17) for two or more goals to surface in Catalonia while punters can both sides to score at (1.82).