FC Barcelona are set to take on Greek side Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League game on Wednesday night, 18th October 2017 at Camp Nou. Having won the opening two group games, barcelona can virtually ensure their passage to knockout stages with a win over Olympiacos who has yet to win a point in the group. The game will start at traditional european night time kickoff at 20:45 CET / 19:45 uk time and BT Sports has live coverage in the UK while Fox continue their top notch European football coverage in the US. However if you still missed the live action, tune in here for full match highlights and goals video after the match.
Team News & Lineups: Lionel Messi and company have been unbeaten this season in all competitions so far and as the things stand they will be odds on favourites to take all three points against Olympiacos on Wednesday night. Ernesto Valverde might ring a few changes in the starting lineup after that 1-1 draw against Atletico over the last weekend but we can safely assume Messi and Suarez to start upfront while Rakitic, Busquets and Iniesta to take the midfield roles.
Olympiacos are a decent side but they have been leaking goals left and right over the last few weeks and won just two of the last 9 games. Another defeat against Barcelona will surely end their chances of qualification to next round and they will have to take the game to Barcelona in a bid to get something out of this match. To make matters worse they are playing Barcelona again in couple of weeks time.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Wednesday night for the Champions League matchday 3 encounter. Confirmed team news will be available just before the start of the match.
Match Predictions: FC Barcelona are playing some great football this season and opposit to the belief that they will struggle without Neymar, Lionel Messi has taken things in his own hands already scoring 14 goals so far and winning games on his own. However Olympiacos can be stubborn and if they can frustrate Barcelona in the earlier stages of the game they do have a slight chance of nicking a point at Camp Nou.