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BAR vs NAP Dream11 Prediction for Barcelona vs Napoli Europa League Live Score Fantasy Football Tips & Dream11 Team

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BAR vs NAP Dream11: Barcelona enters into this match after preserving a draw against Espanyol in the derby. Barca avoided defeat thanks to Pedri’s equaliser in second-half stoppage time, but Xavi’s team is still erratic and lacks cohesiveness in attack. They will now face a Napoli side that is coming off a 1-1 draw against Inter Milan in a Serie A top-of-the-table showdown over the weekend. Luciano Spalletti’s team struggled in late autumn, but have since improved. The visitors have well-coordinated play patterns that should pose a challenge to a shaky Barca defence. Both teams scoring appears to be a good bet for this game, which should never be a UEFA Europa League knockout match based on club size and repute.

Match Details

Date: February 17, Thursday
Kick-Off: 11.15 pm (IST)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona

Europa League Live

The Europa League matches will be broadcasted Live on the Sony TEN and Sony TEN HD. Live streaming in India on Sony LIV.

Recent Form

Barcelona: D-W-W-L-L

Napoli: D-W-W-W-L

Head to Head

Barcelona has a good history against Napoli, having won four of the six meetings between the two teams. Only one victory has been achieved by Napoli against the Catalan side.

BAR vs NAP Dream11 Prediction Details

Barcelona News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Barcelona’s team for the Europa League knockout stage did not feature Dani Alves.
  • Ronald Araujo was forced off against Espanyol on Sunday due to injury and will miss this match. Due to injury, seven other players are set to miss this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • On Thursday, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might make his complete Barcelona debut.
  • As Gerard Pique is suspended for their next La Liga match, he will most likely play Napoli.

Barcelona Starting XI (Likely)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Jordi Alba
Gerard Pique
Oscar Mingueza
Sergino Dest
Nico Gonzalez
Frenkie de Jong
Pedri
Abdessamad Ezzalzouli
Adama Traore
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Napoli News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Axel Tuanzebe, a Manchester United loanee, has been left out of Napoli’s Europa League squad for the knockout stage, adding to a dreadful loan experience in Italy.
  • Due to injuries, Matteo Politano, Hirving Lozano, and Stanislav Lobotka did not travel with the club.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • After winning the AFCON with Senegal earlier this month, Kalidou Koulibaly returned to first-team duty over the weekend.
  • Due to a knee injury, Victor Osimhen was unable to train on Wednesday, but he will be available to face Barcelona on Thursday.
  • Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is also back after Cameroon finished third in the competition after defeating Burkina Faso.

Napoli Starting XI (Likely)

Alex Meret
Mario Rui
Kalidou Koulibaly
Amir Rrahmani
Giovanni Di Lorenzo
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa
Fabian Ruiz
Piotr Zielinski
Eljif Elmas
Lorenzo Insigne
Victor Osimhen

Barcelona vs Napoli Fantasy Football Team & Tips

Captain Options

Victor Osimhen could be the ideal captain’s choice for this competition. With a conversion percentage of 37.28 percent, the dynamic Napoli attacker has scored 6 goals in Serie A this season.

Goals last season 10
Goals this season 6
Assists 1

Lorenzo Insigne has scored 6 goals and 5 assists this season and could be a nice bet in this game. With a conversion rate of 36.10%, the Italian attacker can be a good pick in this match.

Goals last season 19
Goals this season 6
Assists 5

Differential Pick

Pedri has 3 goals this season for Barcelona and his goal-scoring skills might help you gain valuable points. He has a 82.22 percent pass accuracy and a 31.48 percent goal conversion rate.

GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen
DEF: Jordi Alba, Kalidou Koulibaly, Giovanni Di Lorenzo
MID: Frenkie de Jong, Piotr Zielinski, Pedri, Fabian Ruiz
FOR: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Osimhen, Lorenzo Insigne

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Who will win today’s BAR vs NAP match?

  • Barcelona has made steady improvement under Xavi, but drew 2-2 with local rivals Espanyol on Sunday night, requiring a stoppage time equaliser.
  • While Barcelona is fighting for a spot in the top four in Spain, Napoli is aiming for the title in Italy. They drew 1-1 with Inter in the league over the weekend and are two points behind the leaders.
  • Barcelona was relegated to the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group, but they are in a stronger position now than they were then.
  • Napoli recently defeated AC Milan on the road and held Juventus to a 1-1 tie in Turin, so there’s no reason why they can’t win on Thursday.

Odds to Win:

The odds in favor of a win for Napoli in this clash is 3.96 as per 1XBET.

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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.