Barcelona vs Tottenham Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/08/2023

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Barcelona vs Tottenham Top Two Betting Tips

Barcelona are wrapping up their preparations for the new La Liga season with the traditional match for the Joan Gamper Trophy. This year as their opponents the Catalans have picked Tottenham. On Tuesday, August 08th Barca will host the Spurs for the right to lift this minor trophy. Below you can find our Barcelona vs Tottenham betting tips, as well as the latest team news.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Tottenham saw 9 of their last 10 games go over 2.5 goals.
  • also, 2 of the last 3 H2Hs had 3 or more goals in them.
  • Barca saw 7 of their last 9 matches also go over 2.5 goals.

Lewandowski to Score Anytime

  • Lewandowski scored 2 goals in his last 2 matches against Tottenham, both Champions League games.
  • also, Lewandowski scored in his last 2 outings against English teams – against Arsenal in a friendly this summer and against Man United in Europe last season.
  • Tottenham have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 14 games, non this summer.

Barcelona vs Tottenham: Bookmakers & Odds

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Barcelona vs Tottenham.

Barcelona odds: 5/6 (1.83) – 54.5%

Draw odds: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.0%

Tottenham odds: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

Barca are the fancied winners of this game with a probability of 54.5%. Tottenham are given only a 23.8% probability for the win. The fact that Spurs played another game just 48 hours before this one plays a part in their chances assessment. If you think there will be plenty of entertainment in this match the over 2.5 goals probability comes at 61.9%. Alternatively, if you think the game will be cagey under 2.5 goals has a probability of 44.4%. For more of our football betting tips follow the link where you can find all of today's best picks

Barcelona vs Tottenham Lineups and Last Match

Barcelona

Barca enjoyed a decent tour to Asia after lifting the La Liga title at the end of last season. They won 3 of their 4 friendlies so far, with 3 clean sheets recorded too. The only defeat was a 3-5 loss vs Arsenal. The Catalans reacted to that with 3-0 drumming of their fierce rivals Real Madrid and with a solid 1-0 victory vs Milan.

Right winger Dembele has been sold to PSG recently. Also, Barca's complicated financial situation means none of the summer signings have been registered officially. With that in mind, the likes of Gundogan and Inigo Martinez might not be involved in the coming match.

Predicted Lineup – Ter Stegen (GK), Dest, Kounde, Lenglet, Alonso, Kessie, Pedri, De Jong, Raphinha, Ferran Torres & Lewandowski

Tottenham

Tottenham had a disrupted trip to Asia this summer. They played only 2 friendlies, with the 2nd one a last-minute arrangement with the modest Singaporean side Lion City Sailors that Spurs won 5-1. This match had to be played because Roma cancelled on Tottenham at the last minute. This happened only days after the match vs Leicester had to be cancelled due to a flooded pitch.

Now so late in the pre-season Tottenham arranged 2 friendlies in the space of just 48 hours. Coach Postecoglou picked up a very strong squad on Sunday when the Lillywhites trashed Shakhtar 5-1. Kane scored 4 goals in this match and played 80 minutes, hinting that he might not be starting against Barca as he's still waiting to see if he will be allowed to join Bayern Munich.

Rotation is inevitable now. All of Sanchez, Bissouma, Reguilon, Dier and Perisic were unused subs at the weekend. Now they could all start.

Tottenham have 3 long-term absentees. All of Gil, Sessegnon and Bentancur won't be available. Richarlison also might miss as he sat out the Sunday game with a minor problem.

Predicted Lineup – Austin (GK), Perisic, Romero, Davies, Reguilon, Bissouma, Skipp, Lo Celso, Solomon, Maddison & Son

Player to Watch: Robert Lewandowski

The legendary Polish striker Lewandowski has scored 5 goals in his last 7 matches against English teams. He scored 2 in his last 2 games vs Tottenham, both those in Bayern shirt. The Pole will seek an even better second season at the Catalans after 23 La Liga goals for him in his first year in Spain.

Backing Lewandowski to score his second goal of the summer seems like a logical thing to us. His first was against another English team, Arsenal.

Barcelona vs Tottenham Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/08/2023