Match Preview: Barcelona 3-1 Napoli Prediction and Betting Tips 08.08.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, August 8, 2020.

League: Champions League – Play Offs – 1/8-finals
Match: 20:00 Barcelona – Napoli
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odd: 1.64
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 3:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Barcelona take a 1-1 draw into this UEFA Champions League (UCL) second leg at Camp Nou, and have now seen five of their last six UCL games feature both teams score and the opener netted by the 30th minute. The hosts scored the opener three times during that period, but are winless in the last three competitive matches in which they conceded first (D1, L2).
  • The hosts have scored just one goal in four of their last six home games (W4, D1, L1), and will be concerned by the fact that they’ve failed to lead at HT in their last four matches here (HT: D3, L1). However, they are unbeaten in their last 35 UCL home games (W31, D4), winning despite a -1 handicap in 80.65% of their victories during that time.
  • Napoli finished the Serie A (SA) season in a disappointing seventh position, but did lose just two of their last nine SA fixtures (W5, D2, L2), despite both teams scoring in seven. Scoring first could be crucial though, as ten of Napoli’s last 11 competitive games that didn’t end in a draw (regulation time only), saw the winner net first.
  • Unfortunately for the visitors, they won just one of their final five SA away fixtures (W1, D1, L3) – witnessing three penalties and two goals disallowed via VAR during that time (either way) – and have lost their last three European trips to Spain.
  • Players to watch: Lionel Messi has scored after HT in five of Barcelona’s last seven home games. Meanwhile, Dries Mertens has scored three goals across Napoli’s last two UCL away outings, netting the opener in both matches.
  • Stat attack: Only one of Barcelona’s last seven matches saw a goalless first half.
  • None of Napoli’s last eight games produced a goalless first half.
  • Barcelona have won 13 of their last 15 UCL ties at this stage.
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25.02.20 CL Napoli Barcelona 1 : 1
10.08.19 CF Napoli Barcelona 0 : 4
08.08.19 CF Barcelona Napoli 2 : 1
06.08.14 CF Napoli Barcelona 1 : 0
22.08.11 CF Barcelona Napoli 5 : 0