Barcelona vs Napoli Betting Tips 17/2/2022

February 15, 2022
Benson Chikezie
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Barcelona vs Napoli Betting Tips 17/2/2022

Benson Chikezie, Senior Author

For the first time since the 2003/2004 season, the Camp Nou will host a Europa League fixture as Barcelona host Napoli in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie. The game is scheduled for 23:15 Indian Standard Time on the 18th of February, 2022.

Barcelona are seeking to redeem their image after a humiliating exit from the Champions League. Napoli, on their part, are gunning for their second-ever Europa League title, winning the first in the 1988/1989 season when it was known as the UEFA Cup. Both clubs have a cult-like fanbase; hence, this encounter promises to hold a fair amount of excitement for the footballing world.

Teams Status

Here’s the latest on the form and team news of FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli:

FC Barcelona Form and Team News

Barca seem to be picking the pieces from their poor start to life in the 2021/2022 season and are presently playing arguably their best football thus far. The Xavi Hernandez–coached side has moved up to fourth in the league standings, with 39 points from 10 wins, 9 draws, and 4 losses in 23 games.

In Europe, Barca have had a poor season by their high standards. They amassed just 7 points from their 6 games, winning 2, with 1 draw and 3 losses. They scored only 2 goals and conceded 9 to seal their most embarrassing UCL outing in recent times.

For their team news, Barca have several likely absentees. Ronald Araujo, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, Clement Lenglet, and Memphis Depay are sidelined with injuries and will be doubts to make the matchday squad.

SSC Napoli Form and Team News

Luciano Spaletti’s side continue to turn in strong showings this season, with 3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in their last five games in all competitions. They sit 2nd in Serie A, with 53 points from 25 games, winning 16 of those encounters with 5 draws and 4 losses.

Their form in Europe has been mixed, as they were only good enough for 2nd place in their Europa League group, albeit on goal difference. They won 3, drew 1, and lost 1 of their 6 group stage fixtures, scoring 15 goals and letting in another 10. Victor Osimhen is their leading goalscorer with 4 goals to his name.

For the latest on Napoli’s team, only Hirving Lozano is likely to sit out the Barcelona trip, as he is currently out with injury.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Sportsbooks consider Barcelona to be favorites to get a victory against Napoli. On the Melbet sportsbook, Barca to win is at 1.412 odds, a draw at 5.35 odds, and Napoli to win is placed at 3.80 odds.

The Parimatch sportsbook places Barcelona to win at 1.40 odds, Napoli to win at 4.00 odds, and a draw at 5.30 odds. On the Paripesa sportsbook, a victory for Barca is at 1.412 odds, a draw is placed at 5.35 odds, and a win for Napoli is at 4.10 odds.

Tipster’s Angle

Camp Nou will host the game between Barcelona and Napoli. Although Barca have been uncharacteristically poor in Europe this season, their home is a difficult place for any team to visit.

Both sides have met six times in history, with Barca winning 4 of those encounters, Napoli winning 1, and another ending in a draw. Here are our tips for this fixture:

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.69

Barca’s recent performances show immense improvements from their early season form, and they have scored in their last 10 games in all competitions. Also, Napoli possesses real goal threats in Victor Osimhen and Lorenzo Insigne and will want to nick that all-important away goal. Both teams to score is available at 1.69 odds on the Melbet sportsbook.

Tip: Barcelona To Win (Draw No Bet) @ 1.40

Barca are looking to prove a point in Europe this season; hence, the pressure is on the Catalan giants to deliver a victory in front of their fans. Napoli is a difficult opponent, but we expect Barca to fight for a victory or nothing. Barca to win (draw no bet) is available on the sportsbook at 1.36 odds.


Barcelona faces a stern test at home in SSC Napoli and will hope to leverage the home advantage and the presence of 100,000 fans in Camp Nou. Napoli are no pushovers and have the potential to win this playoff fixture, so football fans should expect a game with several goal scoring opportunities at both ends of the pitch.

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