You’re at the right place if you’re looking for some Arsenal vs Napoli prediction and betting tips. We’re now going to discuss the form of these two sides, as well as give our view on who’s gonna win the duel at the Emirates on Thursday evening. We’re even gonna tell you who’s more likely to get to the next stage of the Europa League. So, let’s start!
Their winning form came to an end last weekend when they lost to Everton in Liverpool 1:0. But, before that, they won several matches, starting with the one against Manchester United at the Emirates. Actually, it’s not a surprise that they beat the Red Devils at home, because this season, they’ve been tremendous on their turf.
In the Premier League, they’ve won 14 home games, while playing draw twice and losing only one game. And the game they lost was the one against Manchester City in the first round of the season. It’s equally impressive when their Europa League performances are concerned. They’ve won all but game so far. And the one they didn’t win was a draw.
If all this made you think that our Arsenal vs Napoli prediction is going to suggest that home win is a banker, that’s just not the case. The thing is that Napoli is a really good team, with a really great defense, so finding the net against them won’t be easy.
The Italian side is coming into this game after a series of bad performances. They are without a win in April, having lost to Empoli and played a draw with Genoa. Both of those sides are from the lower half of Serie A table, which shows that Napoli have every right to be concerned ahead of the trip to England.
Of course, Napoli don’t have to worry too much about Serie A, which is probably the main reason why they haven’t been too impressive lately in the domestic league. The thing is that they’re at the 2nd spot on the table and will probably stay there till the end of the season.
They got 20 points less than Juventus, so winning the title is impossible. At the same time, they have 7 points more than the third-placed Inter and with only 7 rounds left before the end of the season, it seems unlikely that Napoli will drop down.
What this means is that they can focus entirely on the Europa League. They got themselves there by finishing at the third place in their Champions League group, behind Liverpool and PSG. And so far in the Europa League, they’ve left behind Zurich and Salzburg.
Before we go to the Arsenal vs Napoli betting tips, let’s see are there any important absentees in these two sides, as well as discuss which players we should see in their first XIs.
- Hector Bellerin (injury)
- Rob Holding (injury)
- Danny Welbeck (injury)
- Granit Xhaka (doubtful)
- Laurent Koscielny (doubtful)
- Raul Albiol (injury)
- Amadou Diawara (doubtful)
Cech – Sokratis, Mustafi, Lichtsteiner, Kolasinac – Ramsey, Torreira, Ozil – Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Aubameyang
Meret – Koulibaly, Maksimovic, Hysaj, Rui – Allan, Ruiz, Callejon, Verdi – Mertens, Milik
Arsenal vs Napoli Prediction
Considering their home form this season, the Gunners need to be thought of as the favorite team in this match. Still, Napoli are a really good team tactically, with a lot of experience in playing big games like these. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a draw here.
Arsenal vs Napoli Betting Tips
- Draw @3.50 (bet365)
- Under 3.5 @1.45 (bet-at-home)