Arsenal – Napoli Betting Tip (11.04.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Europa League game between Arsenal and Napoli. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Arsenal vs Napoli | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
What a derby. Two of possibly the biggest favorites for the Europa League title are meeting with one another at this stage. For some fans, these are the finals before the finals. And really, when looking at it, this is the biggest matchup of the Europa League so far. With all due respect toward other participants. Both sides are coming into this event after bad performances in their respective domestic championships. Arsenal suffered a defeat against Everton, while Napoli played 1-1 against Genoa. That will only motivate their players to be more fired up for redemption in this clash.
Match Preview Arsenal vs Napoli
Arsenal eliminated Rennais in the previous round. Following a huge beating in France, 3-1, the Gunners rallied and fought their way into the next round with a 3-0 win at Emirates. That was one of their best performances since the start of this season. Meanwhile, Napoli conquered RB Salzburg, one of the fiercest teams in this competition. Though, it wasn’t that easy. The Red Bulls missed a lot of chances in the first leg, which Napoli somehow won 3-0. The Italians lost 3-1 in the reverse leg, maintaining to keep the safe distance.
The Champions League race in the English Premier League is taking too much energy from this team. We will see how they respond after Sunday’s loss versus Toffees, in a game which was below every standard of Arsenal’s play. We need to point out, that Mesut Ozil is not even a shadow of once the best midfielder in the world and that the German constantly fails to provide a decent game. That, of course, reflects upon Gunners’ results. Arsenal has 7 wins in a row at home, and 13 of them in the previous 15 matches. That is something which keeps them in the race for the UCL when talking about the EPL. In five of the last six events at Emirates, they haven’t allowed a goal. Keep that on your mind.
Overall, this season will be labeled as a disappointing one if Napoli doesn’t win at least one trophy. The only one left in the combination for them is the Europa League, and a win in this matchup is a must. After the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, the ambitions of the fans became enormous, and because of that, the whole team put this competition in the focus of their interests. That is why a draw against Genoa should be neglected. Napoli plays efficient games, and 7 of the preceding 9 ended with three or more goals. The same goes for road trips, five of six saw over 2.5 scores and hits on both sides.
Arsenal vs Napoli | Latest Team News
As always Arsenal has numerous troubles with injured players. Aaron Ramsey is questionable, same as Granit Xhaka and Laurent Koscielny. These three have been recovering for the last 7 days, and it appears that Emery kept them for this challenge. Danny Welbeck is out for the season, same as Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding. On the other side, except for Amadou Diarra and long-gone Raul Albiol, all the players are fit.
Head to Head Arsenal vs Napoli
Six seasons ago, these two clubs played at the Champions League group stage. Each got one win with an identical result, 2:0
Arsenal vs Napoli | Odds and Predictions
The home team has an edge according to the bookies. Arsenal to win is 2.25. A draw is set at 3.30, while Napoli’s win 3.20.
Expert Betting Tip
We gave the advantage to the hosts, because they know to use the energy from the stands. Arsenal is almost impeccable when playing at Emirates. Much better teams than Napoli fell here. But we would like you to take our advice and bet on goals in this one. Focus on high efficiency, and scores on both sides. Napoli will net at least once, that is a realistic option, but more hits will end behind Meret’s backs. Both teams to score and over 3.5 goals for those who like to take a certain dose of risk. Arsenal – Napoli, 2:1.