The first leg of the Europa League quarterfinal finished in the favor of Arsenal. It’s now the job of Napoli to try and win with at least 2:0. Their faithful fans from the stands of San Paolo will surely help them with that and knowing how disastrous the Gunners are away from home, anything can happen. If you want to make some money off Tuesday’s duel, make sure first to read our Napoli vs Arsenal prediction and betting tips!
The first leg ended 2:0 in Arsenal’s favor, meaning that Napoli now have to do the same just in order to get to the extra time. If they want to knock Arsenal out in 90 minutes, they need to beat them at least 3:0. So, apart from scoring a lot of goals, they also need to make sure they don’t allow any. And that’s why one of our Napoli vs Arsenal predictions is that the Gunners will qualify for the semifinals of the Europa League.
The problem with this is that the odds on that aren’t too attractive. If you want to make more money betting on this match, you better focus on some other market, like the outcome, for example. So, what’s it gonna be?
Well, considering that Napoli have always been great at home, they need to be thought of as the favorite in this match. This team has lost only one match this season at their stadium. And the match they lost was the one against Juventus, the strongest side in Serie A.
On top of that, Napoli have almost secured second place in the Italian league, so they got nothing to worry about that. They can focus completely on this duel. That’s not the case with Arsenal, a team that’s competing for a spot among top 4 in the Premier League.
The Gunners want to play in the Champions League next season, but to do that, they need to finish on one of the top 4 spots in the Premier League. Right now, they’re at the 4th spot, but Chelsea and Man United are very close behind. The reason why Arsenal aren’t even higher on the table is that they’ve been dreadful this entire season when playing away from home.
In the Premier League, they’ve won only 6 away matches, which is nothing compared to 14 games they won at the Emirates. It’s a similar situation when it comes to their form on the road in the Europa League. This season, they lost to teams like BATE and Rennes away from home. Unfortunately for them, Napoli is a stronger team than both those sides.
On the bright side, Arsenal have won their previous away game. They played against the FA Cup finalist Watford but managed to win 1:0. Another good news is that Arsenal are finally without too many injury problems. There are a couple of long-term absentees, but most of their key men are fit and ready for the big game. Before we go to Napoli vs Arsenal betting tips, let’s take a look at the injury list of both teams.
- Raul Albiol (injury)
- Amadou Diawara (doubtful)
- Hector Bellerin (injury)
- Rob Holding (injury)
- Danny Welbeck (injury)
Meret – Koulibaly, Maksimovic, Hysaj, Rui – Allan, Zielinski, Ruiz – Mertens, Insigne, Milik
Cech – Koscielny, Sokratis, Mustafi, Lichtsteiner, Kolasinac – Torreira, Xhaka, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan – Aubameyang
Napoli vs Arsenal Prediction
Napoli will probably win this. But, I don’t think they can score so many goals to get themselves a place in the semifinal, especially without allowing any goals along the way.
Napoli vs Arsenal Betting Tips
- Napoli @1.70 (bet365)
- BTS @1.62 (1XBET)
- Arsenal to Qualify @1.25 (Unibet)