Napoli and Barcelona will meet in the first knockout round of the Europa League. Napoli takes third place in Serie A, and there will be a big fight with Milan and Inter for the title. Barcelona has improved its performances recently, and Valencia felt the strength of Barça over the weekend.
February 24th, 2022 – 21:00
Napoli vs Barcelona Betting Tips & Predictions
Draw @ 3.40
BTTS Yes @ 1.70
Correct score 1:1 @ 8.00
Reason for Napoli vs Barcelona Predictions
Napoli is trying to work their way through on two fronts, and the 1-1 draw in Spain in the First Leg has given the Italian team the advantage in this Europa League tie. They did surprisingly finish behind Spartak Moscow in the Europa League Group, but Napoli has won 4 of their last six home Europa League ties. During that run, Napoli’s only loss came against Spartak Moscow earlier this season. Napoli is unbeaten in 9 games in all competitions, but they are also playing on Monday evening, so there is less time to prepare for this second leg. The side has drawn their last three games by the same 1-1 scoreline, which includes a 1-1 draw with Inter Milan in their previous fixture here. Napoli has won 2 of their last six at home in all competitions. Piotr Zielinski shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Dries Mertens is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance. On the other hand, Lorenzo Insigne (Muscle Fatigue) and Hirving Lozano (Shoulder Injury) will not be taking part for Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti.
Barcelona handed Valencia a 4-1 thrashing away from home to give a perfect warm-up for this game. This will undoubtedly be a tougher game, but the Catalans with head to Italy confident after their fifth straight unbeaten outing. It will also come as a big bonus that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got to the score sheet for the first time, netting a hat trick in the mauling of Valencia. Barcelona could, however, not keep a clean sheet for the fourth straight time, and this will be one of the areas they’ll want to improve on now that the attack is working well. Adama Traore finally is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, and he has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance. Gavi showed that he is a great player, he moves well and cooperates with the attackers, all praise for him. Dani Alves cannot play in this game through suspension.
There are no favorites in this match, and we won’t be surprised if this clash could end in a draw.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.