Ace Football previews the Champions League round 1 match between Barcelona and Royal Antwerp and offers team stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
An exciting Champions League showdown awaits as Royal Antwerp kick off their campaign with an opening-day clash against Barcelona at the magnificent Estadio Olimpico Lluis Companys. It’s a clash of titans that promises thrilling action and unforgettable moments.
Team form: Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp
Barcelona are enjoying their football with three wins on the bounce. It began with a 3-4 win against Villarreal. They went on to beat Osasuna by 1-2, before also getting the better of Real Betis in a 5-0 victory. In their last six Champions League home matches, Barcelona have two wins, while they’ve drawn two and lost two. They scored nine and conceded ten goals.
Royal Antwerp Form
Royal Antwerp enter their upcoming match in good form, aiming to maintain their undefeated streak. In their last three matches, they secured a 1-2 victory against AEK Athen, followed by a 2-2 draw with Union St. Gilloise. They returned to winning ways in their most recent match, defeating Westerlo by a 0-3 margin. However, in the Champions League, Royal Antwerp only managed one win in their last six away games, with zero draws and defeats, and a goal difference of one scored and two conceded.
Betting facts for Barcelona and Royal Antwerp
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that Barcelona and Royal Antwerp played across all competitions.
- Barcelona have won 6 of the last 8 home matches without conceding a goal
- Barcelona have not lost 17 of the last 19 home matches
- Barcelona have scored in 16 of the last 17 matches
- Barcelona have scored in 17 of the last 19 home matches
- Barcelona have won 7 of the last 8 home matches
- In 16 of the last 17 Royal Antwerp away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 12 of the last 14 Royal Antwerp away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Royal Antwerp have not lost 10 of the last 12 away matches
- Royal Antwerp have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- Royal Antwerp have scored in 10 of the last 12 away matches
Players on top: Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp
The new Champions League season is still in its infancy, but Barcelona and Royal Antwerp have a few potential players that could lead their offensive lines. Here are some of their probable goalscorers for their upcoming match.
Popular betting markets: Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp
Barcelona are currently in great form, having gone unbeaten in their last 8 matches. They have been performing well at home, winning 8 out of their last 10 home games across all competitions, with one draw and one loss. On the other hand, Royal Antwerp won 5 out of their last 10 away games, with 3 draws and 2 losses in that period. Royal Antwerp have remained undefeated in their last 6 games.
Both teams to score
Royal Antwerp have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than seven times in their previous 10 outings. Barcelona scored the first goal of the game in nine of their last 10 games.
Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Barcelona, who scored an average of 2.6 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Royal Antwerp, who managed to score 1.8 times in those matches.
Betting prediction: Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp
Here we present a free prediction for this Champions League match. The prediction is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts for Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp.