The Champions League semi-final second leg’s get underway from the Nou Camp on Tuesday evening when Chelsea travel to current holders Barcelona.
The English side take a slender 1-0 lead into the tie.
Barcelona have not enjoyed a good week on the pitch, after the defeat to Chelsea last week, they then went on to lose 2-1 at home to bitter rivals Real Madrid.
This result all but ended their chances of picking up another La Liga title, Pep Guardiola’s side are now seven points behind leaders Madrid with just four games to play.
Fans at the Nou Camp will now be demanding Champions League success this campaign after failing to deliver domestically.
Guardiola’s men are unbeaten at home in Europe this season, scoring eighteen goals in five matches so will be confident they can overturn the 1-0 deficit this week.
It’s been three years since the Spanish giants failed to score on home soil in this competition, so Chelsea will know they have their work cut out to keep them quiet.
As for Chelsea, they are a side with plenty of confidence and self belief at the moment, something that caretaker boss Roberto Di Matteo seems to have installed in the side.
Di Matteo had a clear game plan in the first leg – which worked. Despite having only around a fifth of the possession, they managed to keep a clean sheet and scored on the counter attack through Didier Drogba.
The Blues are now unbeaten in nine games, with fourth place still in their sites and an FA Cup final to look forward to it could prove to be one of the best seasons in the club history.
Chelsea will be out for revenge after the highly controversial semi-final in 2009, but know they still go into the game as underdogs.
Barcelona go into the match as clear favourites to win on the night, with odds of 1.29 (2/7) with Paddy Power. Chelsea know the odds are stacked against them to win at the Nou Camp, odds are as long 12.00 (11/1) with BoyleSports. A draw is being offered at 6.50 (11/2) with Bet365.
Lionel Messi is the competition’s leading scorer and it’s no surprise he is the favourite to get the scoring underway. You can back Messi at 3.5 (5/2) with BWIN.
First leg scorer Didier Drogba is Chelsea’s favourite to break the dead lock with odds of 15.00 (14/1) with Bet365.
Chelsea were very disciplined in the first leg and will be hopeful they can put in a similar performance. A recommended bet is for Barcelona to win 2-1 but Chelsea to progress through the away goals rule. 12.00 (11/1) are the odds for this one with VC Bet.