The Arsenal vs. Barcelona live stream online and televised 2016 UEFA Champions League matchup will be one the world is waiting to see on Tuesday. The first leg of the Round of 16 for this year’s championship is coming to a close, with the second leg ready to start in early March. That means scoring goals and getting wins is more important than ever. For Arsenal, their boss Arsene Wagner believes it would be fine to settle for a tie, which would make their second in just a matter of days for the club. Can they prevent giving up an away goal in today’s huge matchup? The UEFA Champions League live streaming and TV coverage comes via ESPN in the United States.
According to the UK’s Mirror on Feb. 23, Barcelona comes into this game with huge momentum as they currently have a 32-game unbeaten run going. They’ll look to keep the trend going as they visit the capital of England and take on an Arsenal team that hasn’t lost in their last five matchups. However, their most recent game was a scoreless tie against Hull this past weekend. In order to have any measure of success in today’s contest, Arsenal will try to keep Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar from scoring, which is always easier said than done. Arsenal will be without Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere, but regain the services of Mesut Ozil after he was out of action due to a cold this past Saturday.
For Barcelona, Luis Enrique’s side will be without Rafinha who is continuing to heal from the cruciate ligament injury which sidelined him in September of 2015. Barcelona will have Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets back in the lineup. They’ll add to an impressive lineup which features the threat of scorers Neymar, Suarez and Messi. While that may seem like a sure recipe for a Barcelona victory today, Arsenal fans can still be optimistic in that they were huge underdogs against Bayern Munich during the Champions League and scored the victory. They’ve also managed to score four goals during their past two matchups against Barcelona. A win would be ideal for them, but as their managed mentioned another tie would be just fine.
A tie is currently priced around +300 on the moneyline for soccer (football) bettors. Barcelona are listed as the favorites to win at -140 to -160 at various sports books while Arsenal is a +380 underdog. Today’s over/under goals total is at three goals for the game. When it comes to either team winning the Champions League in 2016, Barcelona is the overall favorite amongst all remaining teams at 9 to 4 odds. Arsenal is a bit lower down the list, tied with Juventus and ranking No. 7 overall with odds of 25 to 1.
Tuesday’s Arsenal vs. Barcelona game from the 2016 UEFA Champions League has a scheduled time of 2:45 p.m. ET in the United States or 20:45 BT overseas. The game will be hosted at Arsenal Stadium in London England and is available for United States viewers to watch on ESPN Deportes. To watch Arsenal vs. Barcelona live streaming online, U.S. cable and satellite viewers can log into their WatchESPN mobile apps or website where available. SlingTV subscribers with ESPN as part of their package may also be able to watch the event. The game will also be shown for overseas viewers on BT Sport Europe, with kickoff at 7:45 GMT.