Balloons of the Champions League


A draw with conditioners: the most likely rivals of Barça

Published:12/12/2019 - 10:11h

Updated:12/12/2019 - 10:12h

The draw for the round of 16 of the Champions League will take place next Monday. Barça has five possible rivals, but with different probabilities

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The FC Barcelona achieved to leave done the duties of the phase of groups of the Champions League without need to arrive to the last day, since the men of Ernesto Valverde had ensured the first square with the points obtained of the five first parties. Something that meant that, of face to eighth of final, will avoid teams very powerful to confront to a second of group.

It is necessary to take into account that, of these seconds of group (eight teams in total), there is three that can not touch: Real Madrid and Athletic of Madrid (by the fact to play in LaLiga Santander) and Borussia Dortmund (for having coincided in the liguilla with the culés). Therefore, the possible rivals reduce to five: Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta, Olympique of Lyon and Naples.

Nevertheless, in the draw that goes to celebrate next Monday, no all the teams have the same probabilities to be placed with the FC Barcelona. Mister Chip, skilled journalist in the sportive statistics, showed a table of probabilities in which they can check the percentages of possibilities that it can touch each team.

According to these probabilities, the team with more options to turn into the next rival of the FC Barcelona is Chelsea, with 23,377% of possibilities. It is necessary to remember that the duels between the Catalans and the team 'blue' have turned into a classical during the last decades. To day of today, Frank Lampard is sorting out to a very young and forceful team.

The possible second rival with more options to play against the FC Barcelona is the Tottenham Hotspur, from does few weeks trained by José Mourinho. The londinenses have some probabilities of 22,328% to cross with the culés. By his part, Naples and Atalanta split with the same possibilities of crossing with the culés (18,581%) , whereas the Olympique of Lyon is the less likely rival (17,133%).

The possible rivals of the Real Madrid

For the Real Madrid​, second of group, also there is only five possibilities, since they can not touch FC Barcelona, Valencia neither Paris Saint-Germain. The most likely rivals would be the Liverpool and the Manchester City, both with 21,878% of options. Afterwards it would be the Juventus, with 20,879% of probabilities, followed of the the Bayern Munich (18,082%) and, finally, the Leipzig (17,283%).

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