FC Barcelona manager Xavi was starting in the team's midfield the last time the club participated in a UEFA Europa League match during the 2003-04 season. Now, Xavi has been tasked with reviving a struggling side and will attempt to guide Barcelona back to Champions League play with a top-four finish in La Liga or a UEFA Europa League title. That quest will begin with a two-leg set against Italian giants Napoli on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League knockout play-offs. You can see what happens when you stream the match live on Paramount+.
Kickoff for Napoli vs. Barcelona is set for 12:45 p.m. ET from Camp Nou in Barcelona. Barcelona is the slim -110 favorite (risk $110 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Barcelona vs. Napoli odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Napoli is the +290 underdog, while a draw is +260. 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 Barcelona vs. Napoli
- Barcelona vs. Napoli date: Thursday, February 17
- Barcelona vs. Napoli time: 12:45 p.m. ET
- Barcelona vs. Napoli streaming: Paramount+
UEFA Europa League picks for Napoli vs. Barcelona
Before you tune in to Tuesday's match, you need to see the Barcelona vs. Napoli 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 Victor Osimhen to test Barcelona's backline and score a goal for a +210 payout. Osimhen has been out of the lineup for quite some time while on international duty with Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations.
However, he returned to action last Sunday and scored a goal in a win over Venezia and was also a difference-maker in a 1-1 draw against Inter Milan. Osimhen has now scored 14 times in 24 matches for club and country this season, including four goals in three Europa League matches for Napoli.
Barcelona will be without Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo for Thursday's match, a crucial absence as the home team contends with a striker of Osimhen's caliber. That's a big reason why Green is expecting Osimhen to extend his Europa League scoring streak to four games for a sumptuous +210 payout.
How to watch, live stream UEFA Europa League on Paramount+
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