Napoli vs FC Salzburg (By: Saconex)
UEFA Champions League
Napoli vs Salzburg
Napoli are the top team of Group E with 2-1-0 so far. They are coming from the a bit lucky 2-3 win vs tonights opponent and once again we could see how dangerous this Salzburg team actually looks. When that being said, I consider Napoli as a much better team overall, and with 3 straight matches in the league without a victory, I guess the hosts will be ready and top motivated for this one. 3 points will secure them in the lead of the group before travelling to Liverpool, so I expect a top motivated Napoli who probably (I think) will get chances quite easy at some point tonight.
Salzburg haven’t exactly stopped scoring goals after the loss vs Napoli. They are coming from 3 straight victories in the league and 11 goals scored. In other words, they are only playing around in the league and this is for sure a different kind of level. I think their scoring form will stop at some point, not because they don’t deserve being in the race for the finals of CL, but because fact is that they are playing in a much lower rated league and we could see the difference in quality at times at Anfield for example. I predict a hard fight for the guests tonight for sure, but fact is that they need points and will probably give this a fair try. I think this will suit the hosts perfect.
* 5 of last 6 Napoli home victories ended with a 2+ goals win
With all my respect to Salzburg and what they have achieved so far; I think we can look forward to see the hosts dominate tonight and win this one quite comfortably. 3 points for the hosts is very important and taking in mind this Salzburg defence I don’t really think that Napoli will struggle to create chances here. Also taking in mind that Salzburg probably will go into this with attack in mind, as they usually do, I think Napoli will take the counters as they come as well. I expect Napoli to win this. 3-0?
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Napoli vs FC Salzburg prediction
Napoli AH -1Odds: 2.25 at Bet365
Result: 1-1 LOST (-10 units)
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