The 2021-22 UEFA Europa League Knockout play-offs continue on Thursday, when FC Barcelona visits Napoli for the second leg of their matchup. The two sides drew 1-1 last Thursday, but Barcelona looked like the more assertive club in the match, possessing the ball 67 percent of the time and taking 20 shots, while Napoli just took just four. However, now Napoli will have the benefit of home-field advantage. You can see what happens when you stream the match live on Paramount+.
Kickoff for Barcelona vs. Napoli is set for 3 p.m. ET from Diego Armando Maradonna Stadium in Naples, Italy. Barcelona is the +150 favorite (risk $100 to win $150) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Napoli vs. Barcelona odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Napoli is the +170 underdog, while a draw is +240. The over-under for total goals is 2.5 and Thursday’s match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Napoli vs. Barcelona
- Napoli vs. Barcelona date: Thursday, February 24
- Napoli vs. Barcelona time: 3 p.m. ET
- Napoli vs. Barcelona streaming: Paramount+
UEFA Europa League picks for Barcelona vs. Napoli
Before you tune in to Tuesday’s match, you need to see the Napoli vs. Barcelona picks from SportsLine’s soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated well over $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
He’s also been red-hot on his Champions League picks since joining SportsLine. In fact, Green is on a blistering 86-53-5 run on his UCL best bets. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
For Barcelona vs. Napoli, Green is betting Barcelona to win with a draw resulting in no bet for a -110 payout. As a club, Barcelona has fallen on rather hard times, but despite sitting fourth in La Liga and dropping down to the Europa League for the first time in 17 years, there is reason for optimism after an active January transfer window, the addition of Xavi and financial support from Goldman Sachs.
“Xavi has steadied the ship, while a €500 million loan from Goldman Sachs has shored up the balance sheet. The club went big in the January transfer window, bringing in Torres, Aubameyang and Adama Traore to bolster the team’s forward line,” Green told SportsLine. “That trio started in attack against Valencia at the weekend, giving Barcelona the pace, dynamism and urgency that it lacked in the early stages of the season.”
Torres was particularly dominant in the reverse fixture, attempting eight shots and scoring on a penalty kick in the 59th minute. Meanwhile, Napoli has struggled a bit of late, drawing in its last three matches. While draws against Barcelona and Inter Milan are not results to be ashamed of, a draw against 18th-place Cagliari was a bit more concerning.
How to watch, live stream UEFA Europa League on Paramount+
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