Preview. Arsenal vs Barcelona 23.02.2016
The match Arsenal – Barcelona will be held on the 23rd of February at Emirates Stadium, London. The Catalans are travelling to the UK as favorites of the Group so the favorites of the particular match. But we shouldn’t underestimate the Gunners taking into account their strong team character. It is quite unpredictable and we should definitely anticipate some surprises from them at least in one of 2 rounds.
We are about to witness another crucial clash between the Gunners and Barca.
The Spanish team managed to win the finals of Champions League in Paris with 2 : 1. Afterwards, they did have several play-off games in 2010-2011. All those matches were taken by the Catalans and qualified further in Champions League. If we came back to all 4 play-off games between these counterparts, besides finals of Champions League, we would see there were 3 games won by a host team and a draw.
All in all, Arsenal and Barcelona scored in all 5 matches, so we should get ready for the match full of risk and plenty of goals. Arsenal has a good chance to win that match as they won 5 out of 8 their last CL matches on their home turf. Though the Catalans won only 2 out their 5 away games of the League and can hardly have a great chance to improve their stats in London. Moreover, Barca missed 18 goals in the last 20 matches, that doesn’t bring them any favor against the Gunners.