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Napoli vs Barcelona – UCL betting tips

SSC Napoli vs FC Barcelona

Where Can I Watch?

Who? SSC Napoli vs FC Barcelona

What? UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg

Where? San Paolo Stadium, Naples

When? 20:00 GMT, Tuesday 25th February 2020

Watch? BT Sport 3

Sam’s Betting Tips – SSC Napoli vs FC Barcelona

“These two sides have never met competitively, and Napoli are unbeaten in seven UCL home games. Barca have only lost one of their last nine away UCL matches, and neither of these sides have been drawing games lately. Draw No Bet could be a steady market.”

  1. Napoli – 9/4*
  2. Draw No Bet (Napoli) – 13/10*
  3. Fernando Llorente Anytime Scorer – 13/5*
  4. BTTS + Either Team – 11/8*
  5. Multibet Exact Score (1-0, 2-0, or 2-1) – 7/2*

*Odds as of February 24th at 16:30 GMT and subject to change

CTA – 12

Match Preview – SSC Napoli vs FC Barcelona

It’s a competitive debut in Naples as Napoli host Barcelona at San Paolo Stadium in the First Leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League 2019/20.

SSC Napoli

Gli Azzurri are in 6th place in the Italian Serie A. They have 36 points from 25 games so far this season. They have recorded 10 wins, six draws, and nine defeats now with Gennaro Gattuso in charge. Napoli finished runners up in Group E this season with 12 points and impressively remained unbeaten in a group that included current UCL holders Liverpool.

Team News

The hosts are without Kalidou Koulibaly and Kevin Malcuit for this first leg clash. Elseid Hysaj and Arkadiusz Milik are doubts.

Napoli’s last four UCL games averaged 1.0 penalty goals per-match either way (FlashScore)

FC Barcelona

Blaugrana are in 1st place in the Spanish La Liga. They have 55 points from 25 games so far this season. They have recorded 17 wins, four draws, and four defeats now with Quique Setién in charge. Barca progressed as Group F winners this season with 14 points, doing a double over Inter Milan. They only scored nine goals however impressively only conceded four goals.

Team News

The visitors are without Jordi Alba, Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Roberto, and Luis Suarez for this first leg clash.

Four of Barcelona’s last six UCL away games have seen at least one team cannot score (FlashScore)

Key Players

SSC Napoli – Dries Mertens – 15/8* Anytime Scorer

Belgian forward Dries Mertens has five Champions League goals this season. Mertens has nearly as many goals in this competition as he has done in 20 Serie A matches (six goals). Two of those league goals have come in his last five matches.

FC Barcelona – Ansu Fati – 12/5* Anytime Scorer

Spanish-Guinean winger Ansu Fati has 1 Champions League goal this season. Fati has already made 18 appearances in all competitions for Barca this season despite only turning 17-years-old and scored away to Inter Milan in the Group Stages.

*Odds as of February 24th at 16:30 GMT and subject to change

Head-to-Head Record

These teams are facing each other competitively for the first time. In four friendly matches, Barcelona have won three and Napoli have won one.

CTA – 12

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