Napoli vs Salzburg (By: Saconex)
UEFA Europa League
Napoli vs FC Salzburg
Napoli are coming from losing 1-2 at home vs Juventus, but to be fair, they would have been 10 points behind with a victory anyway. So I dont think we need to think that much about their performance in that particular match. But fact is, that was their first loss at home since March 2018 (18-5-0) and that only tells us how solid this team is, specially in front of their fans. No very important missings reported for the hosts, but Albiol is still missing.
Salzburg are cruising towards the title in Bundesliga but have lost 2 away matches lately. It started with losing 2-1 away vs Club Brugge in EL, but they crushed them 4-0 at home. Also mid table team Rapid Wien were to strong in the league, winning that match by 2-0. But overall this is for sure a solid team, they reached the Semi Finals last season, but I dont think this will be easy for them. Striker Gulbrandsen injured. Also defender Pongracic injured. Doubtful: Lainer & Junuzovic.
* 8 of 14 Napoli home victories this season ended with 2+ goals victories
* Salzburg conceded in 5 of their last 6 away matches in all competitions
Altough Salzburg is a good team, I consider the hosts as pretty clear favourites tonight. They can have their full focus on this match, taking in mind that they are facing not very impressive Sassuolo on Sunday. Salzburg will for sure give it a chance, and they wont give the hosts anything for free. But remember that Napoli are used to handle defensive Italian away teams in the league, and they usually manage to win those kind of matches without big problems. Napoli should be better and capable of winning this comfortably imo. Hopefully with 2+ goals.
Napoli vs Salzburg predictions
|Napoli AH -1.5||Bet365||2.30||7||3-0 WON (+9.1 units)|
Napoli vs Salzburg betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Saconex).