Napoli – Salzburg, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR NAPOLI - SALZBURG
Let’s start with the fact that Napoli will certainly not be a Serie A champion and not because they are weak, but simply because they have no Juventus resources, depth, abilities, class and routine. This was also seen in the last game between the two teams in which Juve made the first loss of Napoli at San Paolo. Here too, it is important to note Napoli’s immense motivation and drive. They were offended by the referee, of course, because Ronaldo simulated in the first part and in the 2nd Insigne missed a penalty. We mention all of this, because Napoli has already dropped out for Coppa Italia, so this tournament is the only chance for them to have a trophy and they should approach very seriously here.
The same applies to Salzburg, which is in the role of Juventus, but in Austria. There is no competition for Red Bull in their country, but to do well in Europe is something quite important for their board. Salzburg lost 2 matches in February, as the last time they lost before them, was in the last season. Salzburg took 6 wins in the groups and their loss from Bruges in the last round was quickly corrected with a 4-0 win at home against the Belgians.
If you have the opportunity, watch this game, because it will be a unique battle. Both teams are terribly aggressive, passionate and play on a very high level. We have seen some fluctuations in Salzburg lately, and yet they are not yet in Napoli’s class, no matter how much they’ve progressed in recent years. Napoli has built a fortress at San Paolo and although they are far from being 100% sure of qualifying, we expect to be able to beat Salzburg in the first game.
- Napoli has 8 wins in its last 10 home games in all competitions
NAPOLI TEAM NEWS
Albiol(16/1 D) is out
SALZBURG TEAM NEWS
Lainer(14/1 D), Junuzovic(13/4 M) and Gulbrandsen(12/2 F) are doubtful. Pongracic(13/0 D) is out