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Barcelona vs Napoli Betting Tips and Game Preview

Last updated: 05 Aug 14:23

Barcelona vs Napoli Betting Tips by Betting.com

Barca hosts Napoli in a second game that will determine who will face the winner of Bayern M vs Chelsea in the next round. The first game finished 1-1 and left the door open for any scenario.

The season closure of Napoli gave a pinch of hope for their fans, given the good internal victory over Lazio. The bad news of Insigne's injury risks to frustrate the enthusiasm that started to grow before this vital game. Meanwhile, Barcelona always strives to win games and trophies led by its superstar Lionel Messi, who will be again the engine of Barca in the upcoming game.

One thing can make Gattuso smile, and this is the return of Manolas who will be able to form a central defence pair with Koulibaly again. The former Giallorossi defender will also add value because he was the one who dealt the decisive blow against Barcelona in the famous game between Roma Barca won by the She-wolf with 3-0, so he knows very well how to hurt this rival. Apart from this analysis of the importance of individuals who can bring home a tough win, there are other facts, purely statistical, that make us reflect on the real chance of the changing in Napoli's form, but We'll talk about it later in our preview.

Meanwhile, it should be noticed that this Saturday at 8:00 PM is the first official match for Napoli at Camp Nou. Before, they had only played in a friendly in the 2011 Gamper Trophy and lost heavily 5-0. Will they be able to get rid of the nightmare of that meeting given the experience accumulated in these years? Let's find out…

  • only 1 draw for Napoli in the last 3 games as a guest, the result: 5 goals conceded and only two scored;
  • the precedent of Gamper 2011 with 5-0 final for Barca is merciless and will put pressure on Napoli for sure;
  • even the recent European challenges against the Spanish in general scare Napoli: out of 7 comparisons 4 home draws and 3 away defeats arrived on the games played against Bilbao, Villarreal and Real Madrid;
  • Barcelona scored 7 goals in the Champions League groups beating Inter and Dortmund. The only wrong step was with Slavia Prague because the match was significantly underestimated.
  • On the other side Napoli away from San Paolo took 5 of the 12 total points in the group, less than 50%. One result that weighed heavily in their run-up was Genk's lacklustre 0-0 draw.

Starting from all these facts, We want to focus on the Over 2.5 market as the leading tip of our prediction of Barca vs Napoli.

Betting Tip By Betting.com: Over 2.5 goals at odds around at 1.60

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Barcelona Latest News and Stats

Barca played their last official game on July 19th and won it by 5-0 at home against Alaves. A noteworthy result which gave the response to those who commented that the Blaugrana's game is in crisis. Messi and Suarez were among the main protagonists, so unfortunately for the Italians, they will also have to deal with the La Pulga and the Cannibale. An element certainly to be considered is that the two scored 46 goals between Liga and Champions League together, and the figure can definitely worry Napoli and their fans.

  • In the last 11 official games for Barca, they won 7, 3 times the draw was the final result while once they lost at home against Osasuna
  • 5 games between Barca and Napoli; 4 friendlies and the first leg which was played in Italy and finished by 1-1
  • Barcelona won their group without losing a game 4W and 2D
  • They scored 10 goals by now in this year's competition
  • The average shots per game are 12.9
  • 19 yellow cards and 1 red for Barcelona's players in this year in the Champions Leag
Napoli Latest News and Stats

In the introduction of this article, we told you about the worrying data which have to be mentioned for Napoli, numbers that mainly concern the travels beyond Campania. Mertens and his teammates have not won away from San Paolo in 3 games and have lost the last two against Parma and Inter, conceding in both cases two goals. If this should also happen at Camp Nou, there is a real risk that the consequent result will lead to the elimination of Napoli, and unfortunately for the fans, the hypothesis is not that far remote.

  • Napoli won the Italian Cup this year
  • Partenopei have finished at 7th place in Serie A
  • They scored 61 and conceded 50 goals in 38 games
  • In the Champions League Napoli scored 12 goals in 7 games played
  • The average shots per game are 13.4
  • 13 yellow and 0 red cards
Next Game

Next game for one of those two teams will be the quarter-final in the Champions League against the winner of the game between Bayern Munich vs Chelsea. For the other team, friendly matches that have not yet been confirmed

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Janne Kouva

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Janne has over 10 years of experience with sports betting, especially esports. A life long passion for CS:GO and Dota 2 makes his ultimate goal to share knowledge with other betting enthusiasts through written content.
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