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Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Hosts in for a tough night against Barca

Lionel Messi scores for Barcelona at Athletic Bilbao
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BT Sport Extra, 7.45pm Tuesday

Barcelona have looked in a league of their own in Group D and can maintain their 100 per cent record with an easy win over Olympiakos in Athens.

The classy Catalans have dropped just two points in La Liga and were comfortable 3-1 victors at home to Olympiakos on matchday three despite playing the entire second half with ten men.


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Gerard Pique was sent off in the 44th minute but Barca continued to dominate the game and might have won by a wider margin having had 24 shots to their opponents’ three.

Olympiakos lost against a short-handed Barca and will find it even more difficult if the Catalans keep 11 men on the pitch.

The Greeks are having a disappointing domestic season – they are five points behind leaders Atromitos – and will struggle to match one of the continent’s finest teams.

Recommendation
Barcelona -1.5 on Asian handicap
2pts 13-20 bet365

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Team news

Olympiakos Winger Seba is the only injury doubt.

Barcelona Gerard Pique is suspended and Andres Iniesta, Rafinha, Ousmane Dembele and Arda Turan are injured.

Key stat

Barcelona have won four of their last five group stage games by two goals or more


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The classy Catalans were comfortable 3-1 victors at home to Olympiakos on matchday three despite playing the entire second half with ten men
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