Odds and preview for the lunchtime kick off:
Ernesto Valverde signed a one year contract extension a few days ago, with an option for a further one year extension sending clear signals from the board that they’re happy with the Manager’s progress and adding stability to the squad ahead of their UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg fixtures away to Lyon.
Barcelona finished top of Group B undefeated in their Champions League Group Stage picking up 14 points from 6 games.
Lyon produced a less impressive record with 8 points from 6 games in an easier Group F, managing 5 draws but also an impressive away 2 – 1 victory over Man City. Thought they still came out of the Group Stage undefeated.
Former Lyon centre back Umiti has been declared fit and will travel with the squad to France, which is timely given Thomas Vermaelen has been ruled out with injury.
Barcelona are expected odds on favourites here at 3/4 (1.75) with most bookmakers though you can get them best price of 4/5 (1.8) with Betfair.
The draw is 3/1 (4.0) across the board with Bet Victor offering best price of 31/10 (4.1),
Lyon for a home win are priced at 16/5 (4.2) with most bookies, with Paddy Power and William Hill offering 7/2 (4.5) and best price can be backed with Betfair at 18/5 (4.6)
If you’re looking for value Messi to score 1st Goal is priced at 11/4 (3.75) with most, but Bet Victor are offering best price for the Argentinian legend to score first at 14/5 (3.8).
If you fancy something with a bit more bite, Luis Suarez is best priced with Bet Victor to score first at 9/2 (5.5), you can also back the Uruguayan to score anytime at 11/10 which is great value considering is as short as 4/6 (1.67) with Paddy Power and Betfair.
Where to watch:
Kick off: 21:00 (Gibraltar)
Channel: BT Sport
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All prices checked against OddsChecker at the time of writing.