Barcelona will welcome Napoli to Camp Nou on Saturday for the return leg of their 1/8 final tie in the Champions League. Barcelona managed to score in Naples and need to win or a goalless draw in order to progress. The winner of the clash will most probably face Bayern Munich in the next round, as the Bavarians hold a three goal advantage over Chelsea before the 2nd match.
Barcelona vs Napoli Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Barcelona||Draw||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L||2 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Napoli||Draw||1 W/ 1 D/ 3 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
Last game between the teams: 25.02.2020 Champions League: Napoli – Barcelona 1:1; Dries Mertens 30’; Antoine Griezmann 57’; Arturo Vidal from the visiting team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 89’
Last game at this venue: 22.08 2011Club Friendly: Barcelona – Napoli 5:0; Cesc Fabregas 26’, Seydou Keita 31’, Pedro 62’, Lionel Messi 66’, 77’
Worth mentioning: Napoli and Barcelona failed to come up with a winner and finished in 1:1 draw at Stadio San Paolo in Naples, back in February in the 1st leg of their Champions League last-16 battle. That was the first competitive game between the two sides, who have met on four occasions before, but all being friendlies. Three of the matches have featured over 2,5 goals, as two witnessed goals at both ends.
Barcelona vs Napoli Stats
|As of 05.08||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Barcelona||Win||6 W/ 3 D/ 1 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
|Napoli||Win||5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L||1 W/ 1 D/ 3 L|
Last game Barcelona: 19.07.2020 La Liga: Alaves – Barcelona 0:5; Ansu Fati 24’, Lionel Messi 34’, 75’, Luis Suarez 44’, Nelson Semedo 57’
Top performers Barcelona: Lionel Messi 28 goals 21 assists, Luis Suarez 19 goals 8 assists, Antoine Griezmann 12 goals 4 assists.
Next game Barcelona: N/A
Last game Napoli: 01.08.2020 Serie A: Napoli – Lazio 3:1; Fabian Ruiz 9’, Lorenzo Insigne 54’(penalty), Matteo Politano 90’; Ciro Immobile 22’
Top performers Napoli: Dries Mertens 16 goals 7 assists, Arkadiusz Milik 14 goals, Lorenzo Insigne 12 goals 6 assists,
Next game Napoli: N/A
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2,5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Barcelona finished as runner-ups in La Liga, behind arch-rivals Real Madrid. Barca lost only one of eleven matches in the post-lockdown times, but allowed also three draws and were generally inconsistent. Only one of the Catalans last seven games was won by the home teams, while the visitors triumphed on four occasions in the process. Three of Barcelona’s last five outings produced over 2,5 goals, while two saw both involved sides to score.
Napoli finished the season in Serie A with a 3:1 win over Lazio, but ended on the 7th place in the standings. They were alternating wins with defeats in the last rounds, unable to record back-to-back victories in the last eight games. None of Napoli’s last seven and just one of their last eleven encounters was won by the visiting teams, while each of the most recent five ended in home triumphs. Three of those five games featured over 2,5 goals, and only the same also witnessed goals at both ends.
Barcelona vs Napoli News
Missing players Barcelona: Antoine Griezmann, Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele are injured. Arturo Vidal is suspended.
Missing players Napoli: Lorenzo Insigne and Fernando Llorente are injured.
Barcelona vs Napoli Predictions
Barcelona to win – 1.61 @ bet365