The group stage of UEFA Champions League is back and nearing its end as this match may guarantee a spot to the next round if the leaders of table will maintain their points. This mid-week action, Spanish powerhouse Barcelona against Czech champions Slavia Praha will again give us a classic clash. The Spanish outfit and winners from the first round of their head-to-head last time will take this match at home as they aim to seal the spot to the next round if they bag win here, while the visitors will try to keep up and register their first and big win in this tournament. Register an account now to claim exciting welcome bonuses and unlimited cashbacks here at 12BET Sportsbook where everything you need is given.
Venue: Sinobo Stadium, Prague
Date and Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:00 AM (GMT+8)
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The home team remains the leaders of both Champions and domestic league table despite the loss to Levante 3-1 on the road in a La Liga match last weekend, ending their 7 straight games win across all competitions since losing to Granada 2-0, scored 2 or more goals in each these games. They have produced 7 points from winning their last Group F match against the same opponent Slavia Praha 1-2 on the road, making them unbeaten in their last 3 Champions League matches, winning 2 and drawing 1. Meanwhile in LaLiga, Ernesto Valverde’s side retained the top spot but currently in 22 points tie with Real Madrid and Real Sociedad behind them, having won 7, lost 3 and drawn 1 of just 11 matches in the domestic league since the El Clasico derby against rival Real Madrid postponed due to the protests in Barcelona which is the home venue for the classic match. They aim to extend their 6 games wins at home and guarantee the spot to the next round of the competition as they take this match at home.
Slavia Praha (Away)
The visitors have not won a match in the Champions League and they will face the same opponent that demolished them at home. Back on the road this time, they were thrashed by Banik 2-0 that ended their 11 matches unbeaten across all competitions, having won 8 games, including 3 straight wins prior to the loss, and drawn 3. They have won 3 of their last 5 matches across all competitions, scored 7 goals in those winnings, losing to 2 games. Jindrich Trpisovsky’s squad remains the leaders of their domestic league table with 41 points from being unbeaten in 15 games so far, won 13 and drawn 2. They are unbeaten in their last 2 away matches in the Champions League, drawing 1 and winning 1, while the other 3 of their last 5 Champions League matches on the road were seen them beaten, scoring only 1 in those 3 defeats.
This will be the second time that these two sides will meet over the last 10 years. The last time was just prior to this match where Barcelona won 1-2 on the road.
Barcelona 1 – 3 Slavia Praha
Barcelona 7.70 – Draw 5.00 – Slavia Praha 1.37
FT.HDP – Barcelona: 1-1.5
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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