Napoli vs Barcelona Preview and Predictions

Napoli vs Barcelona – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 21/02/2024

Napoli vs Barcelona Match Analysis

Match Preview

In the UEFA Champions League playoffs, Napoli and Barcelona will face off in Naples on Wednesday, February 21 at 21:00 Central European Time.

Following a remarkable previous season, where Napoli clinched the Serie A title after a thirty-year wait, they are currently facing challenges.

Despite a change in coach, Walter Mazzarri’s position is uncertain.

The team progressed from the group stage, securing second place in a group with Real Madrid, Braga, and Union.

However, their Serie A performance has been lackluster, as they have dropped to ninth place in the league table and are at risk of missing out on European competitions next season.

For the first time in three years, the Catalan team has advanced to the playoffs of the premier European club tournament.

Drawn against the struggling Napoli in the Round of 16, Barcelona themselves are enduring a tough season.

In La Liga, under Xavi’s guidance, they hold third place, but the championship seems out of reach with Real Madrid leading the pack and Girona overtaking Barcelona.

Napoli has won only one of their last five matches, while Barcelona has conceded only once in their previous nine matches.

The previous last four games has seen both the teams finding the net in head-to-head matches.

Champions League form
Napoli : WLWDLW
Barcelona : WWWLWL

Prediction: Napoli 1-2 Barcelona

Despite both clubs facing challenges, an engaging game is anticipated.

With the home crowd’s support, Napoli aims to progress, and Barcelona is determined not to stop at the Round of 16.

  • Prediction: BTTS Yes
  • Betting Tip: Under 3.5 Goals

Possible Starting Lineups

Napoli: (4-3-3)

Meret;

Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Jesus, Rui;

Anguissa, Lobotka, Cajuste;

Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

Barcelona: (4-3-3)

Ter Stegen;

Kounde, Araujo, Martinez, Cancelo;

De Jong, Gundogan, Pedri;

Yamal, Lewandowski, Roque

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