In the UEFA Champions League, FC Barcelona are set to host Tottenham at the Camp Nou.
FC Barcelona have already won this group meaning that they can play with the knowledge that this result will not have any impact on their standings in this tournament. It has been a very strong tournament for FC Barcelona as they remain unbeaten having won 4 out of their 5 fixtures. In their previous Champions League outing, FC Barcelona beat PSV away from home 2-1. It was a good performance by Barcelona as they controlled over 60% of the possession to ensure that they won the fixture with comfort. While the outcome of this fixture will not be important to Barcelona, I am still expecting them to play their best team to ensure they can maintain momentum.
On the other side of the coin, Tottenham revived their Champions League hopes by beating Inter Milan at home in their previous fixture in this tournament. It was a close match but Tottenham scored late to win the match 1-0. As it currently stands, Tottenham are second in the group but if they fail to win, they will likely be eliminated as Inter Milan have a relatively easy match. Tottenham have been very inconsistent over the past few weeks as they have beaten the likes of Chelsea but lost to the likes of Arsenal. It will be important for the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli to show their class as it will take a big performance from Tottenham to beat FC Barcelona at Camp Nou.
When these two teams met at Wembley earlier in the group, FC Barcelona won 4-2. It was a comfortable win for Barcelona as they beat Spurs away from home. With this match at FC Barcelona’s home ground, it is hard to see how Tottenham can reverse the result.
All in all, I am going to pick FC Barcelona to win this match. FC Barcelona are the better team and they have more than enough talent to beat a weaker side at home.