A title-chasing Napoli side have it all to do against German
counterparts Leipzig in this second leg UEFA Europa League (EL) tie. The
men from Naples trail 3-1 on aggregate, and with the added bonus of home
comforts – Leipzig should finish the job easily.
Domestically, both sides have been strong performers in their respective
divisions. Indeed, the first leg defeat to Leipzig marked the end of
what had previously been a five-game home winning streak for Napoli. It
was also the club’s first home defeat in 13 matches in the EL.
快三平台登录，From an Italian perspective, some solace may be taken from the fact that
Napoli have generally fared poorly against German opposition, winning
just one in five, with no clean sheets.
Napoli are bad travellers in Europe, losing three away fixtures in their
unsuccessful Champions League (CL) adventure, but have never failed to
score in any European match of the 2017/18 season.
For their part, Leipzig need to improve defensively to remove any
lingering doubts around their chances of progression. The German side
have yet to keep a clean sheet in any European outings this season.
Key players: Timo Werner is Leipzigs leading marksman, having dispatched
three goals in the CL. He was also the scourge of Napoli in the first
leg, netting a brace that all but cemented his team’s place in the next
A talisman for the visitors, Dries Mertens has been involved in five of
Napolis goals in the CL this season (two goals, three assists) and is
expected to provide the spark for his side upfront in this one.
Stat attack: Expect goals. Between them, Leipzig and Napoli were
involved in a combined total of ten games (from a possible 12) that saw
both teams score.
There is a good chance of late drama. All four goals in the first leg
came in the second half.
Leipzig did well to beat Napoli 3-1 at Stadio San Paolo in the first leg
of the Europa League last 32, but you should bear in mind that Maurizio
Sarri mixed the squad in Thursday’s football match. The Neapolitans’
main goal is to win Scudetto and it is more than obvious that they do
not have big ambitions for the knockout stages of the Europa League. The
Red Bulls have been in a thrilling form of late and we predict that they
are going to record yet another win over the Serie A side. Napoli coach
Maurizio Sarri is likely to rest key players in the return leg and there
is every chance the visitors will return home empty-handed. Timo Werner
scored a brace in the 3-1 win over the Neapolitans and the German rising
star will be the man to watch in the home team.
玩法 主队 指数 客队 让分 RB莱比锡(0.87) 半球 那不勒斯(1.01)