Stadium: Estadio Olimpico Lluis Companys (Barcelona)
Referee: Radu Petrescu
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The team won exclusively after a draw in the first round of La Liga in the match against Getafe. On their field, they were stronger than Cadiz 2:0 and Betis 5:0, away beat Villarreal 4:3 and Osasuna 2:1. In the last round of the Spanish championship, they crushed Betis, the goals in that game were scored by five players: Joao Felix, Lewandowski, Torres, Rafinha, and Cancelo. Barcelona approached the start of the Champions League in excellent sporting form.
For Antwerp, the upcoming match will be the third in the current Champions League. The Belgians played the previous two in qualifying, from where they knocked out Greek AEK. Greeks Antwerp twice beat 1:0 at home and 2:1 away. In the national championship, the future guests have already played six matches, three of which won with two draws and one defeat from Anderlecht away with a score of 0:1. The moment in the Belgian championship is in fifth place, behind the leading Gent three points.
Expert Betting Tips
There is little doubt that Barcelona will win in the opening match of the 2023/24 Champions League. The only question is the style of that victory. It should be noted that Barcelona have played two La Liga matches on their home field this season, against Cadiz and Betis, both of which they won with a 7:0 aggregate scoreline. It is hardly worth saying that there is an obvious difference in class between the future rivals, and if Barcelona manages to defeat Betis, what will prevent the Catalans from repeating this success in the match against Antwerp?