1/8 finals are a vital point of the Champions League’s stages. To be thrown out of the tournament at this phase is a huge disappointment for each team, while qualification for the next round gets squads closer to the dreamed trophy. Napoli hosts Barcelona in a game that many football experts can't or won’t forecast. The Italian team is known as a strong host team, which hardly loses at home, while every football fan knows that Barcelona aims to win the trophy this year, after 5 unsuccessful seasons to reach that goal. The odds provided by the bookmakers are pretty generous, and you can find a massive selection of them in our Odds Comparison. Below, we will share with you some interesting facts for the game plus our honest opinion about it, which we hope that ultimately will help you to make the best betting decisions.
When does Napoli vs Barcelona start? Wednesday 25 February 2020 - 20:00 (UK Time)
Where the match will be played? - Naples - Stadio San Paolo
The Blues won its last three games in the Italian Calcio and performed very well after the temporary crisis that had gripped the team. Gennaro Gattuso still proves himself as a manager and the games against Barcelona are the best time for him to establish himself as a serious coach. Napoli possesses many high-class players such as Insignie, Mertens, Manolas, and Rui, who are able to hurt Barcelona. The home advantage is one of the major advantages for the teams usually, however, Napoli’s fans are not happy with the high priced tickets and promise to boycott the match. Anyway, we believe that Napoli is a team that can surpass itself, and it can even give fans great shock on the Champions League 1/8 finals. If you are a risky guy, in our Odds Comparison you can find very attractive odds for the market Napoli to win.
If Lionel Messi is in a mood, there is hardly anyone who can stop him in nowadays football. This fact was confirmed again in the last Barcelona game when Messi scored four goals against Eibar. Barcelona is leading the Spanish La Liga with only 2 points ahead of its competitor Real Madrid. Barca is definitely looking to win its home league, however, the Champions League is the real priority for Messi and company. The team will play against Napoli without Dembele, Alba, and Luiz Suarez, but their places will be taken by no less good football players, namely Griezmann, Rakitic, Busquets and the new addition Braithwaite. As always, Barca is the bookmakers' favourite, and you can find odds around 2.20 for Los Cules.
The teams have played four times against each other. Barcelona is the leader on the direct matches as it won four of the historical games with 11 scored goals in them. Only one game belongs to Napoli, in which the Italians won by 1-0.
Napoli vs Barcelona betting tips by Bettingmetrics
Undoubtedly, we are excited about the game between Napoli and Barcelona. It promises excitement for each football fan, and we are sure that you are waiting for the 1/8 finals just like us. Despite the emotion, when we are talking about betting on the game, the concentration should be at high-level. That's why our honest and professional opinion about the game is that both teams will score in Italy. You can take a look at our Odds Comparison, where this market is priced around 1.58.
Betting Tip - Both teams to score at odds around 1.58 (which are available at the majority of the bookmakers).
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