Barcelona 1.12 v PSV 27.00; The Draw 12.50 Tuesday September 18, 17:55 Live on BT Sport 1
Tough task for PSV
Barcelona's brilliant domestic form has continued into the new season. They are currently top of La Liga after winning all four of their games, with Ernesto Valverde's side winning 2-1 at Real Sociedad at the weekend.
Yet while Barca won the double in Spain last season, they were less impressive in the Champions League. In the group stage they dropped points in two of their away games, including a surprise 0-0 draw at Olympiakos. They then suffered a humiliating elimination at the hands of Roma, despite having gone into the second-leg with a 4-1 aggregate advantage.
It seems doubtful that PSV will spring a surprise at the Nou Camp, where Barcelona won all of their European matches last season. The Dutch champions have also started brightly, winning their first five games of the season, but this is a massive step up in class from their opponents in the Eredivisie.
PSV have been unfortunate to land in a very tight group from which they have little chance of qualifying. Aside from Barcelona, they must also face Tottenham and Inter Milan. Unsurprisingly they are rated as the rank outsiders to win Group B at 36.00.
In-form wide man a bargain
Barcelona's ace forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have both started the season in predictably hot form. Messi has four goals in four matches, while Suarez has three goals.
Messi is the 1.37 favourite to find the net, with Suarez at 1.50. Neither appeal at that price, but their fellow attacker Ousmane Dembele has also hit the ground running and could represent a bargain.
After a tough debut season at Barcelona in which he only scored four goals in 23 games, Dembele has already matched that total in five games in all competitions this season. The French winger can be backed at 2.60 to add to his tally, which is the sort of price we might not be seeing for long.
Back Dembele to score for Barcelona against PSV at 2.60