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Champions League Last-16 Ties: Predicted Line-up of Arsenal and Barcelona

by Tom
Champions League Last 16 Predicted Line-ups

Champions League Last-16 Ties: Predicted Line-up of Arsenal and Barcelona as they will face Porto and Napoli, respectively, in the first legs of Champions League last-16 ties.

How will the EPL and La Liga giants line up ahead of the crucial fixtures? We will take a look.

Read here for our predictions of the Champions League fixtures this week

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Porto vs Arsenal

The Gunners will continue their journey in the most elite European club’s competition as they travel to Porto for the first leg.

Mikel Arteta’s side have been formidable in recent weeks ahead of the battle against Group H’s runners-up.

Arsenal have won five straight Premier League games, scoring 21 goals. As for the host, a title challenge seems beyond them, given their inconsistent form to kick off the new year. They finished behind Barcelona in Group H to progress into the knock-out stages.

Arsenal set to face Porto
Arsenal set to face Porto

Porto vs Arsenal H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Porto: 2 wins
  •  Arsenal: 2 wins
  •  Draws: 1
  •  Last meeting: Arsenal 5-0 Porto (9 March 2010) – Champions League

Current form (all competitions)

  • Porto: WWDLW
  •  Arsenal: WWWWW

Porto predicted lineup vs Arsenal

Porto predicted lineup vs Arsenal (4-4-2): Costa; Mario, Pepe, Cardoso, Wendell; Conceicao, Gonzalez, Varela, Galeno; Taremi, Evanilson.

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Porto

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Porto (4-3-3): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Rice, Odegaard, Havertz; Saka, Trossard, Martinelli.

Napoli vs Barcelona

Two reigning champions and two struggling sides will fight for a literal chance for survival this season.

Serie A defending champion Napoli, who just sacked their head coach days ahead of the clash, will take on the Catalan giants at Naples.

Barcelona are undefeated in away league games this season
Barcelona are undefeated in away league games this season

Xavi will have his first game in charge of the La Liga giants in the knock-out stages of the competition. Xavi would certainly not want this to be the last time, as the Spanish tactician had confirmed his departure at the end of the current season.

Napoli vs Barcelona H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Napoli: 0 wins
  •  Barcelona: 3 wins
  •  Draws: 2
  •  Last meeting: Napoli 2-4 Barcelona (24 February 2022) – Europa League

Current form (all competitions)

  • Napoli: LDWLD
  •  Barcelona: LWWDW

Napoli predicted lineup vs Barcelona

Napoli predicted lineup vs Barcelona (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Ostigard, Mazzocchi; Lobotka, Anguissa, Ngonge; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Napoli

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Napoli (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Kounde, Martinez, Cubarsi, Cancelo; De Jong, Gundogan, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Roque.

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