Insight and Analysis: Napoli vs Barcelona Europa League 2022 Match Prediction
Napoli vs Barcelona Europa League 2022 Match Prediction, Preview, Team News, Injuries/Suspensions, How to watch, Where to watch and Tv Channel.
It is all to play for on Thursday after the first leg ended 1-1.
Napoli are unbeaten across their last six matches but after winning the first three in that sequence they have drawn the last three by 1-1 scores.
Barcelona should be high on confidence after beating Spanish rivals Valencia 4-1 away from home at the weekend. They have only lost one of their last nine away games.
Napoli have conceded in seven of their last eight home matches and have only won four games in that run.
Coupled with the fact Barcelona have conceded in five of their last six away matches, it suggests both teams will get chances to score here.Read more Kante has won Player of the Match in his last 4 Champions League knockout games
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Victor Osimhen rescued a Serie A point for Napoli last weekend, and has scored their second match goal with his previous two UEL strikes.
Challenging him for the match ball will be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who made history last weekend as the first player in the 21st century to score hat-tricks in four of Europe’s top-five leagues.
Napoli have scored first in 15 of their last 17 home UEL games.
Kevin Malcuit and Giovanni Di Lorenzo are likely not to play.
Napoli potentially face the prospect of having no natural right-back to face Barcelona so Alessandro Zanoli may have to deputise on Thursday.
Victor Osimhen rescued a point from the bench for Napoli and will return to lead the line against Barcelona here. Fabian Ruiz will also return to the starting XI on Thursday.
Piotr Zielinski came off injured in the first leg against Barcelona but was fine to start on Monday, but Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa could miss out again here.
Lorenzo Insigne is likely to play after resting on Monday night.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick at the weekend and will lead the line against Napoli on Thursday.
Ronald Araujo returned from injury at the weekend but Barcelona will more than likely still be without six players through injury.
Dani Alves is ineligible for the Europa League.
Adama Traore and Ousmane Dembele are in competition to start on the right wing for Barcelona in Naples.
Pedri and Nico Gonzalez should return to the starting XI for Barcelona with Sergio Busquets given the night off.
Eric Garcia was forced off at half-time in Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Valencia at the weekend and looks set to miss out here. Gerard Pique will replace him.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Barcelona’s last 6 games (Europa League).
Barcelona are undefeated in their last 5 matches against Napoli in all competitions.
Over 1.5 goals to be scored
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