Napoli vs Barcelona Match Analysis & Prediction

Napoli

21/02/2024 11:00 pm

Barcelona

Two fallen giants will meet in the last 16 of the Champions League, as Napoli play host to Barcelona at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Wednesday night.

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Quater-finalists last year, Napoli finished as Group C runners-up in the first stage of this season’s Champions League, trailing eight points behind Real Madrid, who they were beaten by both home and away.

However, three wins from their other four matches – against Braga and Union Berlin – proved enough to progress to the knockout rounds, and Napoli will now attempt to topple barcelona for the very first time, having failed to do so in four previous occasions in competitive matches.

Although Walter Mazzarri returned in November, Napoli remain a shadow of their former selves and are in danger of missing out on European qualification altogether.

At this stage of the Scudetto-winning 2022-23 campaign, they had put 65 points on the board, some 19 more than Mazzarri’s side had collected ahead of his dismissal on Monday.

Back in the Champions League’s knockouts for the first time in three years, Barcelona finished first in Group H, pipping Porto on head-to-head record after the pair both posted 12 points from six matches. A 5-0 thrashing of Antwerp was followed by wins over the Portuguese side and Shakhtar Donetsk, but Barca then lost two of the next three.

Such inconsistency has characterised Barcelona’s season, and they are not only off the pace in La Liga’s title race but also out of the Copa del Rey, and Xavi has announced he will leave at the end of the campaign – if he is not removed any earlier.

In contrast to their away form domestically, Barcelona will head to Italy having won just one in 10 on their travels in the Champions League knockout stages over recent years, scoring jusy four goals and firing blanks in six.

Napoli vs. Barcelona Head to head

In the eight previous meetings between these two teams, Napoli have claimed one victory while Barcelona have won five, and they have drawn in two. Barcelona have scored 20 goals and conceded seven in the process.

  • 11/08/2019
    Napoli
    0
    Barcelona
    4
    Club Friendlies
  • 25/02/2020
    Napoli
    1
    Barcelona
    1
    Champions League
  • 08/08/2020
    Barcelona
    3
    Napoli
    1
    Champions League
  • 17/02/2022
    Barcelona
    1
    Napoli
    1
    Europa League
  • 24/02/2022
    Napoli
    2
    Barcelona
    4
    Europa League

Napoli Team News

Victor Osimhen started all seven matches as Nigeria reached the recent AFCON final, and following a brief break to recover from his exertions in Ivory Coast, Napoli’s main marksman is now back in action.

Osimhen should immediately replace misfiring striker Giovanni Simeone, and with Juan Jesus returning after Serie A suspension, Francesco Calzona has a full availble squad to choose from.

Napoli's Last 5 Matches

  • 22/01/2024
    Napoli
    0
    Inter Milan
    1
    Super Cup
  • 28/01/2024
    Lazio
    0
    Napoli
    0
    Serie A
  • 04/02/2024
    Napoli
    2
    Verona
    1
    Serie A
  • 11/02/2024
    AC Milan
    1
    Napoli
    0
    Serie A
  • 17/02/2024
    Napoli
    1
    Genoa
    1
    Serie A

Barcelona Team News

Barcelona must cope without Alejandro Balde, Gavi, Marcos Alonso, Sergi Roberto and Ferran Torres through injury, while Joao Felix remains doubtful due to an ankle problem.

Barca’s main addition in January, Vitor Roque, could make his Champions League debut, and fellow young gun Lamine Yamal will be aiming to become the first 16-year-old to score in the competition.

Barcelona's Last 5 Matches

  • 27/01/2024
    Barcelona
    3
    Villarreal
    5
    La Liga
  • 31/01/2024
    Barcelona
    1
    Osasuna
    0
    La Liga
  • 03/02/2024
    Alaves
    1
    Barcelona
    3
    La Liga
  • 11/02/2024
    Barcelona
    3
    Granada
    3
    La Liga
  • 17/02/2024
    Celta Vigo
    1
    Barcelona
    2
    La Liga

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