Barcelona vs Napoli: Champions League prediction, team news, kick-off time, TV, live stream, h2h, odds today

Barcelona vs Napoli: Champions League prediction, team news, kick-off time, TV, live stream, h2h, odds today

Barcelona will need to rely on home advantage when they host Napoli to determine a place in the Champions League quarter-finals tonight.

Victor Osimhen rescued a 1-1 draw for the Italian champions in the first leg of their last-16 tie, after Robert Lewandowski had given Barcelona a second-half lead.


Since then, the LaLiga giants have gone three games without conceding a goal as their unbeaten run stretches to eight games.

Napoli, meanwhile, have not lost in their last six but were held to a draw at home to Torino on Friday evening.

This will be the third time these teams have faced off in a European knockout tie in just five years, with Barcelona winning the previous two having drawn the first leg 1-1.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Barcelona vs Napoli is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off later today on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

The match will take place at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.

The tie is all square at 1-1 (AP)
The tie is all square at 1-1 (AP)

Where to watch Barcelona vs Napoli

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on TNT Sports 2, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Discovery+ app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Barcelona vs Napoli team news

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Cubarsi, Araujo, Cancelo; Gundogan, Christensen, Fermin; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Yamal

Subs: Martinez, Joao Felix, Romeu, Roque, Sergi Roberto, Astralaga, Casado, Unai, Giui, Fort

Napoli XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Jesus, Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Traore; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

Subs: Contini, Ngonge, Raspadori, Lindstrom, Natan, Ostigard, Olivera, Mazzocchi, Cajuste, Simeone, Gollini

Barcelona vs Napoli prediction

Neither team is expected to threaten to win this trophy, so a run to the quarter-finals would be more or less job done for both.

Barcelona’s home advantage could prove key but a number of damaging injuries open the door to Napoli, who perhaps just lack the killer edge to upset the local fans.

Barcelona to win, 1-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

The Neapolitans were knocked out by the Catalans in the 2019-20 Champions League last-16 and the 2021-22 Europa League knockout play-off round, and on each occasion the first leg finished 1-1.

Barcelona wins: 2

Napoli wins: 0

Draws: 3

Barcelona vs Napoli match odds

Barcelona to qualify: 4/5

Napoli to qualify: 3/1

Odds via Bet365 (subject to change).