Serie A. Round 17
Stadium: Diego Armando Maradona (Naples)
In the hardest struggle, Napoli snatched a ticket to the playoffs of the Europa League, beating Leicester on their field. Now Luciano Spalletti's team will play the Italian championship match against Empoli. Will the club manage to get one more victory? Let's choose several options to bet on.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Napoli more than adequately coped with the difficulties
Napoli approached the Europa League decider against Leicester with a number of leading players missing. Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen, Kalidou Koulibaly, Zambo Anguissa and Fabian Ruiz didn't play. The Neapolitans, however, had other heroes. Thanks to a goal from Adam Ounas and a double from Elif Elmas, Napoli clinched a spot in the Europa League play-offs with a 3-2 win. The Neapolitans are second in the group and will play in the 1/16 finals against one of the teams who moved to the Europa League from the Champions League. Napoli and Zenit St. Petersburg are potential opponents, respectively.
In the Italian championship, the Neapolitans have slowed down a bit in recent rounds, again due to injuries. Last weekend, Napoli lost at home to Atalanta 2-3. Luciano Spalletti's team gave up first place to AC Milan. Moreover, the 2nd place is no longer with Napoli - Inter are now there.
Empoli made it to Serie A
Aurelio Andreazzoli's Blues have been playing this season as if they've been in Serie A for a long time. In the 6 previous matches, for example, Empoli has only 1 defeat, 3 wins and 2 draws.
On the previous matchday, Empoli once again confirmed their high class by beating a tough Udinese (3-1). The Blues are already sitting 11th in the standings, only four points behind the top six, European competitions zone.
The last time the opponents met was in January 2021 in Coppa Italia when Napoli beat Empoli 3-2 at home.Watch Free Live Stream
Expert Betting Tips
No matter what condition Empoli is in now and no matter what kind of great soccer they show, Napoli simply have to gain maximum points at home against the Blues. Luciano Spaletti's team have already lost not only the first but also the second line in the standings, so the Neapolitans had better not fall further down.
Prediction: Napoli will win.
- Napoli To Win + Total Under (4.5) for 1.89;
- Napoli To Win + Total Under (3.5) for 2.44;
- Correct Score 2-1 for 8.50.