The Barcelona vs. Bayer Leverkusen live stream and TV coverage will be a part of the latest round of 2015 UEFA Champions League matchups on Tuesday. Among the major stories heading into the matchup will be the absence of Barcelona’s main superstar, but the side should be able to cause problems for today’s opponents. Barcelona will also host the matchup at Camp Nou, giving them an added advantage in the contest. The Champions League live streaming online and televised matchup will be available through FOX Sports and other sources in the U.S. on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Fox Sports in their Sept. 29 report, today’s matchup will come just after the recent loss of Lionel Messi due to knee ligament damage. Their superstar will be out as many as eight weeks. Messi featured prominently in a 2011-12 7-1 victory over today’s opponents, when he scored five goals, which also made Champions League history. Today, Barcelona will be searching for their first win of this season after a 1-1 draw in their opener. They are coming off the 2-1 win over Las Palmas in La Liga just this past Saturday, though.
Bayer Leverkusen will have quite a bit of confidence as they head into today’s game. In their opener against BATE they won 4-1 and just this past Saturday defeated Werder Bremen 3-0 in the Bundesliga. They won’t be favorites, but will certainly feel even better about their chances on the road facing a team without their biggest superstar. Watch for Luis Suarez to possibly step up in today’s absence of Lionel Messi for Barcelona.
The home team Barcelona will be the favorites on the moneyline today, currently priced at about -250 at several sportsbooks. As underdogs, Leverkusen is a +650 to +700 price on the moneyline, with a draw priced at +375 or so. The goals total for today’s game started at 2-1/2 goals and has moved up to three at several books ahead of the matchup. On future odds, Barcelona is the favorite to win the Champions League with odds of 3 to 1. Bayer Leverkusen is a bit down the list at 100 to 1 odds.
Tuesday afternoon’s Barcelona vs. Bayer Leverkusen matchup from the Champions League will have a start time of 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time in the United States. Live television coverage is available on the Fox Sports 1 channel. Cable and satellite viewers can also access Fox Sports Go for the live stream online coverage, or check into the subscriber-based service Fox Soccer 2 Go. In the UK, BT Sport Extra 2 is among the options, with the BT Sport app or website providing live stream feeds.