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If Spurs’ Champions League campaign is to last into 2019, they realistically need to win their final group game. No problem there, then, as it’s a simple away assignment at Barcelona, the club that eviscerated them at Wembley earlier in the season. Nonetheless, there are reasons for Barcelona vs Tottenham betting tips to be a little more optimistic, with the home side already having achieved top spot in the group and Mauricio Pochettino’s men showing signs that they’re hitting top form at just the right time. An intriguing battle awaits.

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11. December 2018 | 20:00
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There’s probably never a good time to play Barcelona, but in terms of “least bad”, a game in which the result makes no material difference to them would probably be high on the list. With 888sport offering odds of 5/2 on Spurs to get the three points, we’d say those are the Barcelona vs Tottenham best odds of the night. Ladbrokes, meanwhile, have Harry Kane at 11/10 to score at any time across the contest. Those are certainly decent odds, given his propensity to shine when the side most need him to. Finally, if you’re looking for a Correct Score punt, have a look at Paddy Power. They’re offering 10/1 on Spurs winning 2-1. If they are to win – and they’ll be motivated to give it their best shot – then that’s the most likely score.

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Barcelona vs Tottenham Betting Tips: Form Guide

Barca Seeking To Make Amends

It’s been a strange opening few months of the 2018/19 campaign for Barcelona. They’ve been far from perfect domestically, dropping 14 points so far in La Liga. They dropped 21 in the entirety of last season, losing only once – a total they have already exceeded. They are, however, still the best side in Spain, leading the league by three points, and they’re clearly the best side in Barcelona, spanking neighbours Espanyol 4-0 at the weekend. The Dembele-Suarez-Messi attacking trident shared the goals among themselves, with the Argentinian getting two.

The previous league game, against Villarreal, was another relatively straightforward win – 2-0 at the Nou Camp, with goals coming from local boys Pique and Carles Alena. Adding in the Copa del Rey meeting with Cultural Leonesa, a 4-1 stroll for a weakened Barca side, they’re in fine attacking form. However, they can be beaten, and a home game against Betis showed that in fine style, with the Andalusian side attacking their hosts from the off and coming away with a thrilling 4-3 win that saw three assists for former blaugrana Cristian Tello.

In Europe, Valverde’s men have found things more straightforward, winning four of their five games so far as well as drawing in Milan against Inter. Surprisingly, their gifted attacking trident has been more muted (Messi’s six goals aside), but they’ve got the business done ahead of time. Whether this means the more optimistic Barcelona vs Tottenham betting tips for today are justified is a debatable point, but the pressure is off the reigning Spanish champions for a night.

Spurs Hitting Form But Missing Consistency

Over the last month, Tottenham have started to show signs that they have what it takes to present a challenge to any opponent. A 3-1 win at Wembley over Chelsea showed precisely what they’re capable of when their gifted attacking players and their underrated defence are working as a unit. That win featured key contributions from Kane, Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen, but the man of the match in many people’s eyes was Eric Dier in the defensive midfield role. All five players were at Spurs when they competed for the title in 2016 and – with Pochettino having eschewed any summer signings – the value of keeping a team together is shown in Tottenham’s strong spirit.

That spirit was again on show when Spurs faced Inter Milan a few days later. Needing a win to retain any hope of progress, a reshuffled Spurs side had to wait until the 80th minute to make a breakthrough – but when it came, Christian Eriksen’s 30-yard piledriver was well worth waiting for. In the following game, however, the issue of inconsistency came back to bug Spurs as a see-saw battle at the Emirates saw them lose the North London derby 4-2 to Arsenal. Although they bounced back to comfortably beat Southampton and Leicester, that loss to their rivals will rankle with fans.

Nonetheless, with Pochettino having joked that Harry Redknapp’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here win represented the first trophy in their cabinet this season, there seems to be a positive mood around the club and any team who can rotate players of the quality of Harry Winks and Lucas Moura into and out of their lineup is one to be feared. While many Barcelona vs Tottenham match previews will give them little hope of winning, the reality is they start here with a good chance.

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The Last Five Games

Barcelona VS. Tottenham Hotspur

  • Barcelona Form4 wins and 1 draw in the last 5 matches
  • Barcelona Goals13 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Tottenham Form4 wins and 1 draw in the last 5 matches
  • Tottenham Goals11 goals in the last 5 matches
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Barcelona vs Tottenham Preview: Recent Meetings

Although these are sides with a great deal of pedigree, they’ve not built much of that pedigree by playing each other – the clubs’ meeting at Wembley in early October represents their only head-to-head competitive outing. On the night, Barcelona thrashed Spurs or, to be more accurate, Messi thrashed them. After Hugo Lloris’ madcap dash had presented Coutinho with the opener, a Messi pass from deep created a chance for the Brazilian and, when the rebound fell to Ivan Rakitic, the midfielder hammered home. Although Kane reduced the deficit early in the second half, Messi quickly restored it and the little magician repeated the trick after Lamela had made it 3-2.

One thing is for sure about tonight’s game – however much we can compliment Spurs’ squad and strength in depth, the same compliments can be paid, all the more vocally, to Barca. If the home side take this game seriously, then Tottenham will need to produce a performance for the ages to get through.

Barcelona vs Tottenham Prediction: Surprise Away Win

This game is, for the visiting side, simultaneously the kind of contest you dream of being involved in and also the type you dread. Let’s be crystal clear about this – Spurs can win this game even if their opposition turn up in the mood to play. Just ask Real Betis if Spain’s top side can be beaten on their own turf; and Spurs are a better-equipped side than the Beticos. For the English side to take the points here, they’ll need a performance of the same kind as that which got them three points against Chelsea, or in this competition against Inter – focused, patient and resourceful.

For our money, we think Kane and co. will pull it off, though it is sure to be an edge-of-the-seat experience for their fans. They’ll need to be switched on for the full 90 minutes, because Barcelona are a side who can beat you from nowhere. This may well be the kind of game where Eric Dier is more important than Harry Kane – but Spurs’ ability to all pull in the same direction, and the fact that they need to win, is in our opinion reason enough to back them for the win here tonight. Probably by a single-goal margin, but that will be perfectly sufficient to progress in this competition.

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