Insight and Analysis: Barcelona vs Napoli Europa League 2022 Match Prediction
Barcelona vs Napoli Europa League 2022 Match Prediction, Preview, Team News, How to watch and Tv Channels.
Barcelona have made steady progress under Xavi but required a stoppage time equaliser to draw 2-2 with local rivals Espanyol on Sunday night.
While Barcelona are battling for a place in the top four in Spain, Napoli have title aspirations in Italy.
They held Inter to a 1-1 draw in the league at the weekend and are two points off first.
Barcelona finished third in their Champions League group to drop down to the Europa League but are in a better place now compared to then.
Napoli have recently beaten AC Milan away from home and held Juventus to a draw in Turin so there is no reason why they can’t get a positive result on Thursday.
Barcelona have only won three of their last eight home matches in all competitions, though that run starts before Xavi took charge.Read more Cristiano Ronaldo’s mom would rather watch Manchester City than watch her son
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Luuk de Jong rescued a point for Barcelona at the weekend, and has scored three goals in his last two UEL matches. Including a brace of headers in the 2020 UEL final to help his then-club Sevilla beat Italian opposition (Inter).
Someone equally fond of this competition is Eljif Elmas, who has scored three of Napoli’s last four UEL goals.
Six of Napoli’s last seven UEL matches saw the opening goal scored within the first ten minutes.
Dani Alves is not in Barcelona’s squad for the Europa League knock-out stage.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could make his full Barcelona debut on Thursday.
Gerard Pique will now most likely face Napoli as he will not play the next league game.
Ronald Araujo is likely not to play, seven other players are likely to sit this one out as well through injury.
Controversial figure Ousmane Dembele could make his first start in over a month here.
Manchester United loanee Axel Tuanzebe will not play in Napoli’s Europa League squad for the knock-out stage to compound a miserable loan spell in Italy.
Matteo Politano, Hirving Lozano and Stanislav Lobotka have not travelled with the team due to injury.
Kalidou Koulibaly returned to first-team action at the weekend after winning AFCON with Senegal earlier this month.
Victor Osimhen couldn’t train on Wednesday due to a knee injury but is available to face Barcelona on Thursday.
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is also back after Cameroon beat Burkina Faso to finish third at the competition.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Napoli’s last 7 games (Europa League).
Barcelona have won their last 3 home matches against Napoli in all competitions.
Napoli have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (Europa League).
Barcelona have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 home matches against Napoli in all competitions.
Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches against Napoli in all competitions.
Over 1.5 goals to be scored
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