Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp – Predictions and Free Bets

Published: September 18, 2023
Last Updated: September 18, 2023

The match between Barcelona and Royal Antwerp will kick off on Tuesday at Estadio Olimpico Lluis Companys. This is a match in round one of the Champions League group stage this season.

Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp Stats

  • 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

Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp Squad lists

Barcelona Squad

Xavi Hernandez will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Royal Antwerp from the following players:

  • Inaki Pena (13), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (1), Alex Balde (3), Andreas Christensen (15), Inigo Martinez (5), Joao Cancelo (2), Jules Kounde (23), Marcos Alonso (17), Ronald Araujo (4), Sergi Roberto (20), Fermin Lopez (32), Ferran Torres (7), Frenkie de Jong (21), Gavi (6), Ilkay Gundogan (22), Oriol Romeu (18), Pedri (8), Joao Felix (14), Lamine Yamal (27), Raphinha (11), Robert Lewandowski (9).

Royal Antwerp Squad

Here is the full squad of the away team. The 46 year-old Royal Antwerp manager van Bommel will select his starting XI from these players:

  • Davino Verhulst (87), Jean Butez (1), Niels Devalckeneer (81), Ortwin de Wolf (26), Senne Lammens (91), Bjorn Engels (3), Dorian Dessoleil, Kobe Corbanie, Owen Wijndal, Ritchie De Laet (2), Samuel Vines (21), Soumaila Coulibaly (44), Toby Alderweireld (23), Yassine Ben Hamed, Zeno Van Den Bosch (33), Alhassan Yusuf (8), Arthur Vermeeren (48), Birger Verstraete, Jacob Ondrejka (17), Jelle Bataille (34), Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (24), Mahamadou Doumbia, Mandela Keita (27), Anthony Valencia (55), Arbnor Muja (11), Chidera Ejuke (19), George Ilenikhena (9), Gyrano Kerk (7), Michael Frey (99), Michel Ange Balikwisha (10), Victor Udoh, Vincent Janssen (18).

Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp Lineups

Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp Preview

Barcelona managed to win two of their past six home matches in the Champions League. In the remaining four, they drew two and lost two, as they scored nine and conceded ten goals.

Royal Antwerp managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Champions League. On top of winning once they also drew zero as well as losing zero, while scoring one time and letting in two.

Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp H2H

This will be the inaugural meeting between Barcelona and Royal Antwerp in the Champions League in this century, thus providing a completely unprecedented situation for both teams.

Full Time Betting

Estadio Olimpico Lluis Companys have been a happy hunting ground for Barcelona lately, claiming eight win from 10 across all tournaments. They drew one and lost one of these, while Royal Antwerp won five of their most recent 10 games away. The latter drew three and lost two as well. Barcelona claimed a remarkable seven wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches on home soil. Are they capable of adding another clean sheet on top of a home win? Depending on your betting strategy, a home win to nil certainly looks worth considering for an accumulator.

Both Teams to Score

This is the first time that Barcelona and Royal Antwerp face each other in the Champions League since the 21st century began, so any previous head-to-head records stem from cup matches or friendlies.

Over/Under Tips

In the past ten matches for Barcelona across all competitions, over 2.5 goals happened in six times of them with an average of 2.6 goals goals scored by themselves. 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.