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Barcelona vs Napoli Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Lionel Messi magic to nullify Napoli?

  • Barcelona host Napoli at Camp Nou in the Champions League
  • The Round of 16 first leg ended 1-1 in Italy
  • Barcelona have won 31 of their last 35 Champions League home matches
  • Napoli have lost 3 of their last 5 away matches in Serie A
  • Napoli have failed to win in 8 of their last 9 UCL away matches
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Lionel Messi will be the main man as Barcelona host Napoli in the UEFA Champions League (Getty Images)

Barcelona host Napoli in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg on Saturday. Barca’s Champions League record at Camp Nou is formidable with Lionel Messi set to be the difference maker once again.

Barcelona Form


Barcelona finished five points behind Real Madrid in La Liga after a disappointing end to the season. 

Quique Setién’s surrendered the lead with three draws in four matches before a 4-1 win at Villarreal and 1-0 win against Espanyol.

The Catalan club won 1-0 at Real Valladolid but saw their title hopes ended after a 2-1 defeat against Osasuna. 

Barcelona’s last match was a 5-0 win at Deportivo Alaves with Ansu Fati, Lionel Messi (2), Luis Suárez and Nélson Semedo on target.

Barcelona Team News


Barcelona have three centre-backs missing with Samuel Umtiti, Jean-Clair Todibo and Ronald Araújo injured. Gerard Piqué will partner Clément Lenglet in central defence.

Midfielders Arturo Vidal and Sergio Busquets are suspended. Winger Ousmane Dembélé could return on the bench after a long injury layoff.

Napoli Form


Napoli finished seventh in Serie A after a disappointing season by their standards. Manager Gennaro Gattuso took over in December after the Naples club won one of their previous 10 matches.

They had an inconsistent end to the season, winning two of their final seven matches. Napoli lost 2-1 at Parma and won 2-0 against Sassuolo before a tough 2-0 defeat at Inter Milan. 

Napoli’s last match was a 3-1 home win against Lazio. Fabián Ruiz opened the scoring with Lorenzo Insigne and Matteo Politano wrapping it up. 

Napoli News


Winger Amin Younes and left-back Faouzi Ghoulam are ineligible. Forward Lorenzo Insigne is doubtful after tearing an abductor muscle.

Barcelona vs Napoli Head to Head


Barcelona have played one competitive match against Napoli, a 1-1 draw in the first leg in February. 

Dries Mertens opened the scoring in Italy, Antoine Griezmann equalising for Barcelona with Arturo Vidal sent off in the 89th minute. Barcelona had 67% possession at the Stadio San Paolo.

Barcelona vs Napoli Odds


Barcelona are 1.66 favourites at Unibet with Napoli priced at 5.50 at William Hill. A draw can be backed at 4.00 at bet365.

Barcelona vs Napoli Match Up


Barcelona are missing two important midfielders but still have one of the most devastating attacks in football. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann will ask Napoli’s defence plenty of questions.

Napoli had a very inconsistent season but have proved they can match it with the best. Gennaro Gattuso has nothing to lose here with many expecting Barcelona to advance.

Barcelona vs Napoli Stats


  • Barcelona have won 31 of their last 35 home matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Barcelona have won 4 of their last 5 matches (La Liga).
  • Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored 25 goals and provided 21 assists in 33 La Liga matches this season.
  • Napoli have lost 3 of their last 5 away matches (Serie A).
  • Napoli have failed to win in 8 of their last 9 away matches (UEFA Champions League).

Barcelona vs Napoli FAQ

Where can I watch the Barcelona vs Napoli live stream online?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Barcelona vs Napoli live stream online.

Where is Barcelona vs Napoli being played?

Barcelona vs Napoli is being played at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain.

When is Barcelona vs Napoli being played?

Barcelona vs Napoli is being played at 20:00 BST on Saturday 8 August 2020.

What competition are Barcelona vs Napoli playing in?

Barcelona vs Napoli are playing in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg.

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Verdict

Barcelona’s home record in the Champions League speaks for itself. They will be desperate to advance after failing to win La Liga, with Lionel Messi in their side they can get past Napoli.

Best Bet: Barcelona Win Full Time Result @-151.52 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Messi/Barcelona Score/Win Double @120 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
First Goalscorer Tip: Lionel Messi First Goalscorer @320 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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