Arsenal vs Barcelona 23 Feb 2016: Champions League Preview and Predictions
23 Feb 2016/1445ET
Arsenal 4/1 Draw 16/5 Barcelona 7/10 See the Latest Odds
London will be treated this week as Barcelona come to visit Arsenal in what should be a very good match. This is going to be the first real test for Barcelona in a long time and I am going to be interested in seeing how the likes of Messi, Neymar and Suarez fair. Arsenal on the other hand will also know that at home is their best chance of upsetting the reigning champions so I am also expecting a lot from them.
Arsenal are going into this match after a disappointing performance in the FA Cup but I don’t think that will concern them too much since this game has been their priority for some time now. This team has been really good at time and at home they can beat anyone as they showed when they beat Bayern Munich earlier in the season. That being said this is an entirely different beast they are facing here and I think it will be a lot harder for them to win.
Barcelona on the other hand will just hope that their form will be enough to get them through this game. They will know that they have a home game coming up but a win here will crush Arsenal and they will try to do that. The being said I think the Gunners will put up to much of a fight to lose at home here so Barcelona might just have to wait until their home leg to finish this encounter.
As far as betting is concerned, I think that betting on the draw is the best bet. Arsenal are at home and determined and that should take them a long way so I think that there is a lot of value in this bet. We are also getting a great price so this is by far the best option.