Napoli vs Red Bull Salzburg Betting Tip
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Europa League game between Napoli and Red Bull Salzburg. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Napoli vs Red Bull Salzburg | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
One of the most exciting matchups of the whole round. A clash of two teams, with a similar mentality of play, who like to play open and to attack. The offensive parts of the lineups are extremely fast and lethal, and that guarantees two really interesting encounters. Napoli is the favorite, but the Austrian team plays superbly this season, and they could be the biggest surprise of the whole competition.
The Italians eliminated Zurich in the previous stage, without any problems. The aggregate result was 5:1 for the Parthenopeans, who won in Switzerland 1:3 and 2:0 at San Paolo. Meanwhile, after 40-something consecutive games without a loss, Red Bull suffered a defeat against Club Brugge in the first leg of their round of 16 matchups, 2:1. The revenge was brutal, 4:0 for the Austrians at home.
Napoli suffered a disappointing defeat against Juventus in Serie A derby, 1:2, and once again proved that they don’t have what it takes to stand up to the Old Lady. Now we need to add that the loss came after a highly controversial red card which left them without a player on the field. Cristiano Ronaldo’s acting forced the referee to send Alex Meret off the pitch. Napoli was two goals down when the guests also had a player sent off, and from that moment on, the home team dominated, managed to score a goal, but missed a penalty to tie the result. It still isn’t clear enough whether this scenario affected the morale of the hosts. In seven of the previous 10 matches, Napoli didn’t allow a goal.
Red Bull Salzburg
One of the most dominating teams in the whole competition will have a worthy opponent at last. Salzburg smashed all of their opponents in the group stage, scoring 17 and conceding 6 goals. In all the matches the Bulls were the ones who ran the show, and the way this team swept one of the clubs which came from the Champions League tells a lot about their power. As we mentioned earlier games they play are efficient, and five of the previous six ended with three or more goals. All four in the EL saw the same, with the note that both sides netted also.
Latest Team News
Napoli doesn’t have too many troubles with injuries, and the only player who is ruled out for this event is Raul Albiol, whose knee is injured for more than a month. Now, regarding Red Bulls, there are some problems. Marin Pongracic is out, while Zlatko Junuzovic’s condition is monitored, and he is questionable for now. Diarra, van der Werff and Gulbrandsen are all out.
The Italian and Austrian side never had a direct clash before these two.
Odds and Predictions
Napoli’s win is 1.45, a draw is 4.00, while Salzburg’s win is 8.00
Napoli vs Red Bull Salzburg | Top Betting Tip: Draw (2-2)
It might be shocking to you, but our tipster crew shares the opinion that this could be the surprise of the round. Napoli isn’t looking particularly well, and the game against Juve must have left some kind of negative consequence on the hosts. Mental or physical, it doesn’t matter. Salzburg is high on confidence, and their performances are superb. Because of that, we wanted to take some risk and propose a draw. If you don’t want to accept this suggestion, do listen to us and avoid betting on the final outcome. Odds on Napoli’s win are too low for the amount of risk they carry. Instead, go with goals. Anything below 2.5 would be a huge surprise. For those punters who are willing to be a bit riskier, over 1.5 goals HT is the right choice. Our prediction for this game, Napoli – Red Bull Salzburg 2:2.