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Napoli vs Barcelona Betting Tips - Stubborn Napoli to hold out against Barca

Napoli are unbeaten in their last 7 Champions League home matches
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Napoli vs Barcelona claash tipped to finish in a draw (Getty Images)

Napoli vs Barcelona Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Napoli are aiming to continue their resurgence as they host Barcelona in a UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash at the San Paolo. The hosts are starting to find form under Gennaro Gattuso and can hold their own against Barcelona.

Napoli Form

Partenopei are coming off a 2-1 victory at Brescia in a Serie A clash on Saturday with Lorenzo Insigne and Fabian Ruiz getting the goals.

Napoli finished second in Group E to book their place in the round of 16. They were unbeaten in the group but played out three draws in six matches. 

After a difficult start to life in Naples, Gennaro Gattuso finally has Napoli firing again. They head into Tuesday’s clash unbeaten in six of their last seven matches having faced the likes of Lazio, Inter Milan and Juventus.

Napoli News

Kalidou Koulibaly is sidelined for Tuesday’s match alongside right back Kevin Malcuit. Striker Fernando Llorente is doubtful due to illness while top scorer Arkadiusz Milik is expected to return to the starting lineup.

Napoli are unbeaten in their last seven home matches (Getty Images)

Barcelona Form

Barcelona progressed to the round of 16 of the Champions League as Group F winners with four wins and two draws. They travel to Naples off the back of an emphatic 5-0 La Liga victory over Eibar on Saturday with Lionel Messi scoring four goals while Artur struck the fifth.

The Catalans have struggled with inconsistency this season but appear to be coming into some form in recent weeks. They are unbeaten in seven of their last nine matches in all competitions.

Barcelona News

Barcelona have some injury problems with forwards Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele ruled out of Tuesday’s match. Left back Jordi Alba is also expected to miss the trip to Naples while striker Martin Braithwaite could make his Champions League debut for the club following an emergency move from Leganes.

Napoli vs Barcelona Head to Head

Barcelona have a 3-1 advantage with one draw from four previous matches against Napoli. The Spaniards claimed a 4-0 victory in a friendly back in August with Luis Suarez netting a brace while Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann were also on target.

Napoli vs Barcelona Betting Odds

William Hill are offering 3.60 for a Napoli victory while a win for Barcelona is valued at 2.20 at bet365. Paddy Power has the best odds for a draw at 3.20 which should be a popular pick among punters.

Barcelona produced over 4.5 goals in their last fixture and a similar outcome is paying 5.25 at Unibet. Over 3.5 goals is valued at 2.80 while over 2.5 goals is set at odds of 1.72 at bet365.

Napoli vs Barcelona Match Up

Lorenzo Insigne has been in fine form for Napoli in recent weeks with five goals in his last nine matches in all competitions. He should combine well with top scorer Arkadiusz Milik and Dries Mertens who have also impressed lately.

Barcelona will look to talisman Lionel Messi to provide the spark in attack. The Argentine forward will take confidence from his four goals on Saturday and should trouble the Napoli backline alongside Antoine Griezmann.

Barcelona are unbeaten in seven of their last nine matches (Getty Images)

Napoli vs Barcelona Stats

  • Napoli are unbeaten in 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last 7 home matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Napoli have drawn 2 of their last 3 matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Barcelona are unbeaten in 7 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 6 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Napoli vs Barcelona FAQ

Where can I watch Napoli vs Barcelona live stream online?

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When is Napoli vs Barcelona being played?

Napoli vs Barcelona will be played at 21.00 CET on Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Where is Napoli vs Barcelona being played?

Napoli vs Barcelona will be played at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy.

What is Napoli’s most recent Form?

Napoli’s recent form (last 5 matches): WWWLW

What is Barcelona's most recent form?

Barcelona’s recent form (last 5 matches): WWWLW

What is the Napoli vs Barcelona H2H record?

Total Matches: 4, Napoli Wins: 1, Barcelona Wins: 3, Draws: 0

What is the predicted Napoli line-up?

Predicted Napoli line-up (4-3-3): Ospina, Mario Rui, Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Manolas, Ruiz, Zielinski, Elmas, Insigne, Milik, Mertens.

Unavailable: Malcuit (injured), Koulibaly (injured).

What is the predicted Barcelona line-up?

Predicted Barcelona line-up (4-3-3): Ter Stegen, Firpo, Semedo, Lenglet, Pique, De Jong, Artur, Busquets, Braithwaite, Messi, Griezmann.

Unavailable: Suarez (injured), Dembele (injured), Alba (injured).


Napoli and Barcelona head into Tuesday’s match in similar form and are expected to cancel each other out.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result Market @3.20 at Paddy Power - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score Market @7.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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BOOM!!! perfect set of tips ensured a 12.6 unit gain as Napoli and Barcelona drew 1-1 in Naples.
25 Feb 2020

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