Stadium: Diego Armando Maradona (Naples)
Napoli have just one point after two rounds in the Europa League group stage. The home meeting with Legia is crucial for the Neapolitans. One more defeat will essentially put an end to their chances of qualifying for the Europa League playoffs. Can Luciano Spalletti’s side manage to cope with the unyielding Poles? There are several options for betting at once.
Napoli remain unbeaten in the league
It seems unbelievable, but Napoli have eight wins in their eight starts in the Italian Serie A. Last Sunday, Luciano Spalletti’s side extended their phenomenal winning streak with a home win over Torino. The Neapolitans were not prevented from succeeding by a penalty awarded to Lorenzo Insigne midway through the first half or by Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s goal being ruled out at the second. Victor Osimhen brought the Southerners to victory in the 81st minute. Naturally, Napoli retained sole possession of the Serie A lead.
Napoli’s start to the domestic championship has been superb. But in the Europa League, things have not been so great so far. In the first round, Napoli narrowly escaped defeat away to Leicester 2-2. In the second round, they lost 2-3 to Spartak Moscow. If you don’t get as many points as possible against Legia, you can say goodbye to making the playoffs.
Legia are incredibly lucky
Interestingly, the Polish grandee is performing badly in the domestic league. They got only 15th place and three consecutive defeats ahead of the match against Napoli. However, in European competitions, the team beat everyone in a row - 1-0 away to Spartak, the same minimum victory in the home game against Leicester. And before that, there was a glorious success against Slavia Prague in the last qualifying round. Is it the same Legia that plays in the European tournament and the national championship?
It is much simpler. In European competitions, the Varsovians have been winning so far. Slavia created a million chances in their home game with Legia, while the Poles had only two shots in the whole game. The result was 2-2. Spartak dominated the entire game, missed a lot of chances, and conceded a silly goal in the end. However, Leicester didn’t want to lose and should have taken at least a draw from Poland. The once-white streak, unfortunately for Legia, must come to an end.
Expert Betting Tips
Bookmakers are offering very low odds, around 1.10, on a Napoli win. The betting analysts are almost certain of a huge win for Napoli, and they seem to be right. For Luciano Spalletti’s team, the upcoming match is the key one in the European Cup campaign. So, the Poles will have no mercy. Everything that failed to go in their previous European Cup games might well fly into the gates of Legia. It’s true, Napoli will probably play with a half squad, but the Southerners have as many players on the bench as they do in the starting line-up.
Our prediction is a convincing win for Napoli.
- Handicap 1 (-2) for 1.85;
- Individual Total 1 Over 2.5 for 1.72;
- W1 and Total Over 3.5 for 2.12.