The prediction of Barcelona and Napoli comes before the match of the Champions League Playoff – 8th finals. This game will be played on August 8th, at Camp Nou, Spain. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Barcelona vs Napoli Match Preview and Team News
Barcelona played great in the group stage and deservedly won first place with four wins and two draws. However, they were not too efficient, as the hosts managed to find the back of the oppositions’ net only nine times. Arturo Vidal is a great defensive midfielder who knows what he is doing at all times, he is strong, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from him. He is experienced and helps young players a lot. Antoine Griezmann has to show his class, and the question is when the Frenchman will show why Barcelona signed him. They are very patient at the club and are waiting for him to find the right form. Lionel Messi is a master of football, and it is a pleasure to watch this football wizard. He is the best player in the world, Messi is a real football miracle. Quique Setien needs to create the balance in the locker room since things are not great after finishing below Real Madrid in La Liga.
Napoli played very well in the group stage of the Champions League, as they haven’t suffered a defeat in six matches. The visitors managed to resist Liverpool in two games and finished just a point behind the Reds. The real leader in defense is Kalidou Koulibali, who plays every game without a mistake, and every team would want a defender like this. The middle of the field is a combination of youth and experience, and Gennaro Gattuso is many times in a dilemma of who will start the game from the first minute. Diego Demme shows talent, he’s excellent reinforcement for Napoli, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Fabian Ruiz is a real football pearl, and it is a pleasure to watch this guy this season. Hirving Lozano creates a lot of problems for his opponents on the right flank, it’s hard to keep this guy in the one-on-one game, he has fantastic dribbles he is a real team leader. Napoli missed the chance to secure the first-leg advantage, although they had a half-time lead.
Barcelona vs Napoli Predicted Lineups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Rakitic, De Jong; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann
Napoli: Ospina; Hysaj, Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Barcelona vs Napoli Tips and Predictions
It is going to be a tight clash, and although Barcelona is a slight favorite, Napoli will search for its chances. We believe this game can end in a draw.
The hosts haven’t been very efficient lately, except for the last round in La Liga. Napoli is tight in the back, and we don’t expect to see more than two goals in total.
Under 2.5 FT @2.30
Correct score 1:1 @8.0