2016-2017 UEFA Champions League Match Prediction
Match Venue: Camp Nou
Match Date: 7 December 2016
12BET (Football Tips) Barcelona gets to claim their ticket on the knockout stage after thrashing Celtics with a 0-2 away win. Borussia Monchengladbach, on the other hand, needs to win this campaign unless they want to settle on taking part in UEFA Europa League.
Head to Head Match
09/28/2016 Borussia Monchengladbach 1:2 Barcelona
Frustration from a stalemate result of 1-1 against Real Madrid in La Liga will help Barca to capitalise in their game against their German contender.
And yes just like what is expected, it was one of the trios who open-up the score for Luis Enrique’s men during the second half. The upper hand was within their hand after Luis Suarez found the net but as what was expected Zinedine Zidane squad won’t just give up that easily, Los Blancos talisman Sergio Ramos tied it up. It was the third time that the La Liga giant had the same result which is really depressing since they failed to bump off their contenders from owning the top spot or at least cut down the six point deficit.
It is expected that Enrique will allow his few players to take some rest since they are in on the next leg of the competition. Lionel Messi will be essential on this rally, with that expects that the Argentine will be present on this game.
Monchengladbach is slowly losing it all as they failed to win their last seven matches in all competitions. The most recent one comes from Borussia Dortmund who knocked them down with a 4-1 run. The said loss had brought them down to the thirteenth spot of the league table which is really unusual since they are known to be tough.
Andre Schubert’s men have a lot of things to work on, especially on their line of defense. The biggest concern here is the fact that they do struggle in capitalizing away from home. They have only won once in Champions League and it is against the underdog of their cluster, Celtics.
With the home court advantage plus their success in this tournament, there’s definitely no doubt that Barcelona will dominate in this campaign.
Barcelona 1.34 (this odd might change)
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