Barcelona will be facing Napoli in the first leg of their Europa League knockout stage at Camp Nou this week and the match presents plenty of exciting opportunities for football betting.
The game will be Barcelona’s debut Europa League match, having been knocked out of the Champions League for the first time in almost 18 years. Napoli on the other hand will be participating in the knockout stage of the league for the 9th time and are well experienced with the tournament.
Barcelona vs Napoli Head-to-Head
As far as previous Napoli and Barcelona fixtures are concerned, the teams have clashed a total of four times in the last five years, with Barcelona bagging three victories and one match ending in a draw. Napoli did not emerge victorious in any of them.
However, the team is currently in strong form and remain undefeated in their last five away encounters across all competitions. They’ve given a wobbly performance in mid-season but have steadied now and will be hoping to secure an advantage over their opponents.
Barcelona vs Napoli Team News
In Barcelona news, the team will be missing Balde, Roberto, Fati and Umtiti due to injuries. Depay and Lenglet might be part of the Barcelona line-up if they are deemed fit to return. Aubameyang might be making his full debut to support Gavi and Traore.
On Napoli’s side, Politano will be replaced by Elmas due to injury troubles. Anguissa might be making a comeback after sitting out the match against Inter last weekend.
Barcelona vs Napoli Betting Tips
We expect this Barcelona vs Napoli clash to be full of action with goals from both sides as each believe they have a shot on the field. A draw seems unlikely, and our experts believe that Barcelona have a higher chance of winning as they win in 73% of their fixtures if they lead 1-0 at home. Which tells us that if Barca can score one goal, they’ll most likely end up winning the match.
Barcelona to win: 2.00 odds
Napoli to win: 4.15 odds
Draw: 3.80 odds
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