Barcelona v PSV Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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The Spanish champions are extremely strong at home in Europe, yet there is definite value in backing the visitors to find the back of the net

Barcelona begin their Champions League campaign against PSV at the Camp Nou where the Catalans have not lost a group game since 2009.

The Blaugrana have won 23 and drawn two of their last 25 Champions League games in their own stadium and the Dutch visitors on Tuesday night know they are in for a tough trip.

However, PSV travel to Spain in superb form having won five matches out of five in the Eredivisie this term, scoring 21 goals in the process. 

Latest odds

888Sport offer a home win at just 1/10 (1.10) which is an understandably small price given Barca's European record at the Camp Nou.

Hirving Lozano PSV Champions League 2018

PSV have not won an away match in the competition since 2007 and they are offered at 25/1 (26.00) to break that run, with the draw priced at 23/2 (12.50).

Team news

Sergio Busquets and Philippe Coutinho were both rested for the La Liga game at Real Sociedad but both should come back into the starting eleven here.

PSV boss Mark Van Bommel fielded a strong lineup for the 7-0 weekend win over ADO Den Haag, although Mexican midfielder Erick Gutierrez will push for a start after impressing from the bench on his debut with an assist and a goal.

Preview

The Dutch arrive in Catalonia in exceptional scoring form, having scored 13 goals in their last two league games.

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Their Champions League play-off win over BATE Borisov saw them triumph 6-2 on aggregate and despite Barcelona's excellent home record, PSV will feel they can at least score.

Barca have conceded the first goal in both of their last two La Liga matches and while they have come back to win both of those clashes, Valverde's side have been at times unconvincing this term. 

Tips and predictions

The price of 27/25 (2.08) therefore for both teams to score looks unmissable, while bolder punters might be interested in the price of 6/1 (7.00) for Barca to concede over 1.5 goals as they did in their last home game to tiny Huesca

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score at 27/25 (2.08) for a 1.5pt stake with 888Sport

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