Red Bull Salzburg – Napoli Betting Tip (14.03.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Europa League game between Red Bull Salzburg and Napoli. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Red Bull Salzburg vs Napoli | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Red Bulls found themselves in a pretty tough position before the rematch against Napoli. They have three goals to catch up, in order to advance to the quarterfinals of the Europa League. Salzburg couldn’t score a single goal in Italy, which made the upcoming event much tougher for them and created a position in which they don’t have much to hope about. Napoli showed class, but they need to be careful. Recent eliminations in the Champions League are warning them that they simply need to play with 100% of the abilities.
Match Preview Red Bull Salzburg vs Napoli
The home team didn’t win against Sturm Graz, 0:0, but that doesn’t affect them very much regarding the Austrian Bundesliga, as they rule that competition without any troubles. Napoli too played a draw, with Sassuolo on the road, 1:1, and with that one, their hopes about a miracle and Serie A trophy are definitely over.
Form Red Bull Salzburg
The game against Sturm was the second straight in which Salzburg couldn’t score, which is something unbelievable when talking about this team. To make it even worse, it is the third in the past four in which the Bulls couldn’t net. They are one of the most efficient teams in the whole of Europa League and Europe in general, which makes this draught even more problematic. On the other side, the defense began repeatedly cracking and allowing many goals. All these problems didn’t interfere with the efficiency of their matches, and they still see a lot of excitement. Six of eight saw three or more. When looking only EL events at home, just one this season didn’t end with three scores, and in all of them, Red Bulls won.
It must have been frustrating for Napoli fans to see another year passing by them without Serie A trophy. Ancelotti came to San Paolo in the quest for titles, and it seems that the focus will be shifted from domestic to international ones, which is why Napoli takes EL very seriously, unlike during some previous editions. The famous coach knows that winning this competition would make him eternal in Naples, which is why he too mentioned on several occasions that his primary goal in these circumstances is winning the second-best European trophy. Napoli plays open and attractive football, with lots of chances, but when winning or having a lead they tend to stop and decrease the pace of the play, and that is a difference between Ancelotti and Sarri.
Red Bull Salzburg vs Napoli | Latest Team News
Marin Pongracic’s injury removed him from the field for some time, and that is the biggest blow for the hosts. Diarra and van der Werff are long gone. Napoli also has just one important player unavailable, and that is Raul Albiol.
Head to Head Red Bull Salzburg vs Napoli
The first game at San Paolo ended 3:0 for the hosts, who wiped out the Austrians. It was 2:0 already after 18 minutes, with Milik and Ruiz, scoring, and to make it even worse for the Bulls, Onguene placed the ball into his net after 58 minutes of play. Those were the only three shots on target Napoli had, while on the other hand, RB couldn’t score after six.
Red Bull Salzburg vs Napoli | Odds and Predictions
Salzburg is the slight favorite here, and their win stands at 2.35. A draw is 3.40, and Napoli’s victory is 2.85.
Expert Betting Tip
Red Bulls will win, but it is going to be short from what they need to go to the next phase. We believe that they have the capability of scoring twice against the Italians, but also, that their defense can’t endure the tough and pacey attack of the guests. Over 2.5 goals are the first choice about this event, along with both teams to score. That goes with one another. As for the winners, we said it; Red Bull has the upper edge from our point of view. Odds are looking great on both of these suggestions, and if you decide to combine these bets, home wins with over 2.5 goals and BTTS, you could earn a nice sum of money. In the end, Red Bull Salzburg – Napoli 2:1.