Antwerp vs Barcelona prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/12/2023

Antwerp
13/12/23 - 20:00

Finished

3

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2

Barcelona

Antwerp - Barcelona

UEFA Champions League - Bosuilstadion

6th Round

Antwerp and Barcelona meet in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday at Bosuilstadion in Belgium. Our Antwerp vs Barcelona prediction looks at whether the visitors can avoid defeat to guarantee top spot in the group.

Antwerp vs Barcelona prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both Teams to Score

  • There have been five goals in each of Antwerp’s home matches in the group stage, with both teams scoring on each occasion.
  • Barcelona’s defence was breached again and again on Sunday as they lost 4-2 at home to Girona in a thrilling game in La Liga.

Our Antwerp vs Barcelona betting tips suggest the hosts can at least ask questions of a Barca defence that will still be reeling from a damaging Catalan derby defeat.

Latest odds

Head to Head

19/09/23

UEFA Champions League UCL

Barcelona

Barcelona

Antwerp

Antwerp

5

0

Last Five - Antwerp

26/05/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Anderlecht

Anderlecht

Antwerp

Antwerp

1

3

W

20/05/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Genk

Genk

Antwerp

Antwerp

1

0

L

12/05/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Cercle Brugge

Cercle Brugge

Antwerp

Antwerp

2

1

L

09/05/24

Belgium Cup Belgium

Union Saint Gilloise

Union Saint Gilloise

Antwerp

Antwerp

1

0

L

05/05/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Club Brugge

Club Brugge

Antwerp

Antwerp

2

1

L

Last Five - Barcelona

26/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Sevilla

Sevilla

Barcelona

Barcelona

1

2

W

19/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

Barcelona

Barcelona

0

3

W

16/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Almeria

Almeria

Barcelona

Barcelona

0

2

W

13/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

Barcelona

Barcelona

0

2

W

04/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Girona

Girona

Barcelona

Barcelona

4

2

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 6/1 (7.00) – 14.3%
  • DRAW: 19/5 (4.80) – 20.8%
  • AWAY: 11/20 (1.55) – 64.5%

The Antwerp vs Barcelona odds point to an away win being the most likely result. If you fancy the visitors to dominate this game as they did the first meeting, which ended 5-0 in the Catalan side’s favour, you can back Barcelona -1 Handicap at 8/5 (2.60), an implied probability of 38.5%.

The hosts, who will finish bottom regardless of the result, will be hoping to at least give their fans something to remember from a tough campaign. You can back Antwerp-Draw Double Chance at 17/10 (2.70), a probability of 37%.

Antwerp vs Barcelona prediction – Other tips

Antwerp 1-3 Barcelona

  • Our Antwerp vs Barcelona prediction reflects the home team losing every game in this group so far.
  • Their two home fixtures have resulted in defeats with goals at each end (1-4 vs Porto and 2-3 vs Shakhtar Donetsk).

Draw/Barcelona HT/FT

  • Barcelona have often started slowly this season, with 67% of their league goals coming in the second half.
  • The visitors could rest some players with but should be able to bring them on after the break if they need a goal.

Antwerp vs Barcelona team news

Antwerp

The Antwerp vs Barcelona lineups are still likely to be relatively strong in both cases, even though there’s not a great deal at stake here with Antwerp eliminated from Europe and Barcelona guaranteed a Last 16 berth.

The hosts are hampered by suspensions for Jurgen Ekkelenkamp and Arbnor Muja.

Predicted Lineup: Butez (GK), De Laet, Coulibaly, Alderweireld, Bataille, Keita, Vermeeren, Kerk, Balikwisha, Janssen, Ejuke

Barcelona

The visitors are missing Gavi, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Inigo Martinez due to injury. Xavi may make changes after a shock weekend defeat but our Champions League tips suggest they will still get the job done on Wednesday.

Predicted Lineup: Pena (GK), Balde, Christensen, Kounde, Cancelo, Romeu, De Jong, Fermin, Felix, Lewandowski, Yamal

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Antwerp

Antwerp
4-3-3
1
Jean Butez
fr
2
Ritchie De Laet
be
23
Toby Alderweireld
be
44
Soumaila Coulibaly
fr
5
Owen Wijndal
nl
27
Mandela Keita
be
48
Arthur Vermeeren
be
8
Alhassan Yusuf
ng
7
Gyrano Kerk
nl
18
Vincent Janssen
nl
19
Chidera Ejuke
ng
Substitutes
9
George Ilenikhena
fr
33
Zeno Van Den Bosch
be
52
Kobe Corbanie
be
91
Senne Lammens
be
34
Jelle Bataille
be
26
Ortwin De Wolf
be
46
Milan Smits
be

Barcelona

Barcelona
4-3-3
13
Inaki Pena
es
39
Hector Fort
es
23
Jules Kounde
fr
15
Andreas Christensen
dk
3
Alejandro Balde
es
20
Sergi Roberto
es
18
Oriol Romeu
es
32
Fermin Lopez Marin
es
27
Lamine Yamal Nasraqui Ebana
es
9
Robert Lewandowski
pl
7
Ferran Torres
es
Substitutes
38
Marc Guiu
es
33
Pau Cubarsi
es
31
Diego Kochen
us
34
Aleix Garrido Canizares
es
30
Marc Casado Torras
es
26
Ander Astralaga Aranguren
es
22
Ilkay Gundogan
de
8
Pedri
es
11
Raphinha
br
2
Joao Cancelo
pt
14
Joao Felix
pt
29
Angel Alarcon
es

Player to watch – Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski is the most likely goal threat in this game. He was on target against Girona at the weekend but missed some good chances for the second weekend running, with doubts growing over whether he’s still the player who excelled in the Bundesliga.

The Pole has only scored once in this competition this season but has still managed eight league goals.

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Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.