The prediction of Leicester City and Napoli comes before the match of the 1st round of the Europa League group stage. This game will be played on September 16th at King Power Stadium, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Leicester City vs Napoli Match Preview and Team News
Leicester City will open their Europa League campaign with a home game against Italian side Napoli in Group C. The two sides are coming off big matches in their respective leagues and had mixed results. Leicester City were 1-0 losers at home to Manchester City and will be keen to avoid a second straight loss. They’ve lost two in the last five matches already, but they’ve scored in four of their previous five games, only that they’ve scored more than a goal in just one of the five. This is the second time in Leicester’s history that they get to the group stage of this competition, but their numbers in Europa League aren’t the best. Youri Tielemans plays well in the middle of the park, and he does not allow the opponent much action. Kelechi Iheanacho enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy.
Napoli, on their part, heads to this game straight from a morale-boosting win over Juventus, and they’ve been scoring well too. In their opening three matches, they’ve managed two goals in each and are currently joint top in Serie A. In competitive action, Napoli is unbeaten in 12 games, and they take to this game a run of four wins in their last seven matches. They have lost just once in those seven matches, but away from home, they haven’t done really well in their recent games, winning just two of six on their travels, and losing three. The Italian side has managed just one clean sheet in the last six away matches in Europa League. Fabian Ruiz shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Lorenzo Insigne is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance.
Leicester City vs Napoli Predicted Lineups
Leicester City: Ward, Castagne, Vestergaard, Soyuncu, Thomas, Ndidi, Soumare, Dewsbury-Hall, Perez, Daka, Iheanacho.
Napoli: Ospina, Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Malcuit, Ruiz, Anguissa, Zielinski, Lozano, Osimhen, Insigne.
Leicester City vs Napoli Betting Tips and Predictions
It will be an exciting clash, as Napoli is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Leicester should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.
Leicester City to win @2.30
BTTS Yes @1.65
Correct score 2:1 @9.00