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Champions League: SSC Napoli vs Barcelona – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the Champions League round of 16 match between SSC Napoli and Barcelona and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

The spotlight is on SSC Napoli and Barcelona, as the pair go looking to boost their confidence. They face each other this coming Wednesday at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in the Champions League last-16.


Team form: SSC Napoli vs Barcelona

SSC Napoli Form

SSC Napoli added four points to the standings in their previous three matches, where they first beat Verona 2-1. They were then defeated 1-0 against AC Milan, before drawing 1-1 against Genoa. The Blues won three of their previous six matches at Diego Armando Maradona in the Champions League. They drew two and suffered one defeat, scoring 12 goals to five against.

Barcelona Form

In their last three matches, Barcelona beat Deportivo Alaves 1-3, drew 3-3 with Granada, and beat Celta Vigo by 1-2. In their last six away matches in the Champions League, Barca won twice, while also recording zero draws. They endured four defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying nine goals conceded and seven scored.

Betting stats for SSC Napoli and Barcelona

Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between SSC Napoli and Barcelona. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.

  • SSC Napoli have scored in the last 20 home matches in a row in the Champions League
  • SSC Napoli have not lost 17 of the last 19 home matches in the Champions League
  • In 15 of the last 17 SSC Napoli matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • SSC Napoli have scored in 20 of the last 22 matches in the Champions League
  • In 9 of the last 10 SSC Napoli home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Barcelona have scored in 46 of the last 48 matches
  • In the last 10 away matches in a row Barcelona played, both teams scored
  • In 12 of the last 14 matches Barcelona played, both teams scored
  • Barcelona have scored in 23 of the last 25 away matches
  • Barcelona have conceded in the last 11 away matches in a row

Players to watch: SSC Napoli vs Barcelona

Having scored just once lately in the Champions League, Piotr Zielinski will be eager to hit the target again, with the upcoming game presenting an opportunity to step up. Meanwhile, Barcelona hope Joao Felix can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of three Champions League goals in his last six matches.

Full-time result

SSC Napoli won five of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, drawing two and losing three as well. Barcelona won six from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew one and lost three in this run. The Blaugrana have not lost to SSC Napoli in six consecutive meetings.

Both teams to score

Amazingly, SSC Napoli scored the first goal of the match in just three out of the last ten games at home. Barcelona scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Both teams have scored in the last 12 away games Barcelona played. Barca managed only two clean sheets in the previous 10 matches, while SCC Napoli claimed three clean sheets. The Blaugrana have also scored in six consecutive meetings with SSC Napoli.

Total goals

In SSC Napoli’s last ten games, there have been over 2.5 goals in four of them. They managed to average 0.8 goals per match across all tournaments. Over 2.5 goals were scored in eight of the ten most recent games across all tournaments for Barcelona. They performed an average of 2.4 goals in these. Barca are on a nice streak of scoring at least once in their previous 21 matches.

Betting suggestion: SSC Napoli vs Barcelona

To sum up, the upcoming match between SSC Napoli and Barcelona seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Champions League game.

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