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Barcelona v Olympiakos: Messi spells double trouble for Greeks

Will it be another glorious night for Lionel Messi and Barcelona when they host Olympiakos?
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Dan Fitch is backing Lionel Messi to punish Olympiakos in their Group D clash...

"Messi has scored two or more goals in each of his last four home games."

Back Messi to score two or more goals at [2.5]

Barcelona [1.09] v Olympiaokos [38.0]; The Draw [16.0]
Wednesday, 19:45
Live on BT Sports Extra

Barca run will continue

If the sale of Neymar this summer seemed to signify that Barcelona were a club on the wane, no one seems to have told their new manager Ernesto Valverde.

After losing both legs of the Super Cup to Real Madrid back in August, Barcelona have gone on a 10 match unbeaten run, of which they've won nine. This form has seen them take a four point lead at the top of La Liga, with their rivals Real five points behind.

Perhaps the most significant result of Barca's season was their 3-0 thrashing of Juventus, in what was predicted to be a difficult game for Valverde's side. This was followed by a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon, to establish Barcelona as the front-runners in Group D.

It seems likely that Olympiakos will be added to Barcelona's list of victims on Wednesday night. Currently a disappointing fifth in the Greek Super League, Olympiakos have lost three of their last four games and have yet to win a point in their Champions League campaign.

Back Messi to continue streak

Barcelona are just [1.09] to win, with the draw at [16.0] and Olympiakos way out at [38.0].

This short price for a Barca win means that there's very little value to be found in the match results markets. Barcelona to Win Both Halves is one of the few options worth exploring at [1.73].

Better value though is to back Lionel Messi to score two or more goals at [2.5]. The Argentine has achieved this feat in each of his last four home games.


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Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 45 pts
Returned: 41.09 pts
P/L: -3.91 pts

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