Zurich – Napoli, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ZURICH - NAPOLI
Zurich is a team that created a lot of problems for their opponents in the Europa League and deservedly finished second despite winning only one point in their last three matches in groups. Zurich had a winter break and after playing two official games, the statistics is loss by 3-1 from St. Gallen as guest and 1 win over Grasshoppers with 3-1 as host. Zurich are very strong at home in Europe, but they have not met a rival like Napoli.
Napoli are out from Coppa Italia, because of AC Milan and now they have to fight for the title of Juventus in the championship, though it is a mission impossible really. Naples do not win trophies very often, so now Europa League is a good chance for them to do something about it. They went out of the Champions League ridiculously with a first loss in the last match and a goal difference, so now Zurich is an easily overwhelming rival and they must take advantage of that.
Napoli last year were defeated by Leipzig, who – later reached the semi-finals, but then Neapolitans had other priorities, although in the second leg won 2-0 away, but Leipzig had more away goals. Zurich do not have very rich experience in European competitions, and Napoli have generally much better quality. Ancelotti is a coach who has won the Champions League so you can expect much from him in European tournaments. Prediction – Napoli to win at 1.48.
- Napoli has 4 wins in their last 5 away games in Europa League
ZURICH TEAM NEWS
Modou(15/1 D) and Ruegg(13/0 M) are out
NAPOLI TEAM NEWS
Rui(16/1 D) and Verdi(10/2 F) are out