This knockout round of the Champions League is very balanced and we are betting that the goals will flow at the Camp Nou when they visit the Italian team this weekend
Barcelona host Napoli at the Camp Nou on Saturday night as Quique Setien's men try to save their season by advancing to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

In a tumultuous domestic campaign, Setién replaced Ernesto Valverde in January despite Barça ranking first in the La Liga table, only for the Catalans to finish the season five points behind champion Real Madrid.

Success in Europe seems like a long shot given the club's current state both on and off the pitch, but a team with so many talented players can never be completely ruled out.

Barcelona vs Napoli Last Odds
1-1 in the first leg in Italy means Barça are far from getting the job done, but they are still a huge favorite, priced at 9/25 (1.36) with bet365 to qualify for the knockout stage and 61/100 (1.61) to win in 90 minutes.


Napoli are undefeated away from home in the Champions League this season, drawing at Genk and Liverpool while recording a victory in Salzburg. Gennaro Gattuso's men are offered at 17/4 (5.25) with the tie at 16/5 (4.20).

Barcelona vs Napoli team news
The hosts have suspended midfielder duo Arturo Vidal and Sergio Busquets, and center-back Samuel Umtiti remains out with a knee injury.

Napoli are left without injured defender Kostas Manolas, while Lorenzo Insigne and Nikola Maksimovic are doubtful.

Barcelona vs Napoli preview
More than seven years have passed since Barcelona lost a Champions League match at home, but the danger for the Catalans is that a draw could take them out.

Gattuso's men drew a 1-1 draw at Anfield in November, while last season their game at Paris Saint-Germain ended 2-2, a score that would see Napoli advance on Saturday night.

In general, Napoli can be trusted to find the back of the net and the Italians know they must score to have any chance of staying in the competition.

They have scored in away games against Real Madrid, Manchester City, PSG and Liverpool in recent years, so backing them to do so once again makes sense.

Barça have also had no trouble finding the back of the net in the Champions League at home, they haven't scored just twice since May 2013 and in 12 of their last 14 games they have scored at least two.

Tips and predictions of Barcelona vs Napoli
Both teams score and over 2.5 goals is priced at 19/20 (1.95) and looks like a great option for this weekend's game.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post