The last football stop on Thursday in the beginning of the first matches in the groups of LE is King Power Stadium, here Leicester City hosts Napoli in an extremely intriguing match. This is Group C, where Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw keep these teams company.
Leicester dramatically lost a place in the Champions League in the last rounds of last season, but this was compensated brilliantly by the FA Cup won for the first time in its history with a 1-0 victory in the final against Chelsea and the FA Community Shield, after a new success with 1: 0 over champions Manchester City. The Foxes started the new season in the Premier League with two wins and two losses, as the losses were in London by Osset Ham with 1: 4 last Saturday with 0: 1 on this field by the "Citizens", who partially made up for the loss in the final at Wembley. There is no doubt that an ambitious man and coach like Brendan Rodgers will want his team to make as long a raid in LE as possible to the delight of their loyal supporters, and today the rivals are so irritating that there is no need for additional motivation. Justin, Fofana and Mandy are injured.
Napoli also finished fifth and was also painfully close even from the second position, only two points away from it. They also directly deserved the consolation prize in the groups of LE, where, however, their chances for good performance are many times higher. The Sky Blues kicked off the Serie A season - three wins over Venice 2-0 at home, 2-1 against Genoa away and 2-1 after a complete and dramatic turnaround by Estadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples over Juventus last Saturday . These are positive signals for the experienced Luciano Spalletti, who replaced Gennaro Gattuso before perhaps the most difficult visit to this group. The bad news is the injuries of Insigne, Lobotka, Meret and Deme, and Chofi is ill.
This will be the first clash between Leicester and Napoli, the tips are under 2.5 goals, no goal, X2 and 2, and the specialists give an advantage, albeit a small one for the hosts. We direct you to another option with not very high odds, but in our opinion quite sure - a forecast under 3.5 goals, based on the last 4 games of the "Foxes" in LE, all under 2.5 goals scored. So, prediction under 3.5 goals and a lot of pleasant emotions with the matches in this race!
Great derby in the Europa League
If you look at the bookmakers' proposals for a winner in LE, one of these 2 teams must be the new champion.
It turns out that this is a big derby. And the most difficult match of their program.
Leicester struggles to attack
Leicester, unfortunately, have to play this match at a difficult time for them.
They started the season in the Premier League with two wins and two losses. But they lost the xG data and the 4 matches.
Another worrying symptom is that after rookie Watford, the Foxes are the second team to score the fewest goals.
Napoli plays pragmatically
Napoli seem to be in better shape, at least as a result. With their 3 wins so far in Serie A.
Impressive are their statistics for the second team that created the most and the fourth team that allowed the least goals.
Prediction for Leicester - Napoli
The result is a very pleasant discrepancy for bets.
Among the bookmaker's expectations, based mainly on statistics from the past.
And the objective condition of both teams.
The biggest difference is that we have a combination of an already offensively difficult Leicester.
And pragmatic Napoli at Spalletti. Which has little to do with Sari's goal machine from last season.
Apart from these, there is another important point.
Namely, that the two main candidates for the crown in the Europa League do not have an urgent need to win.
All this leads to:
- Most likely low performance.
- Most likely a draw in the match.
- Most likely without Goal / Goal.
What then is our forecast for Leicester - Napoli?
Well, the following results meet these conditions: 0-0, 1-1, 1-0, 2-0, 0-1 and 0-2.
Under 2.5 goals unites all of them.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Napoli have won 9 of their last 10 games.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 7 of Napoli's last 8 games.
- There are less than 1.5 goals in Leicester's last 3 home games .