With Napoli against FC Zurich rises probably the clearest return leg of the sixteenth final in the Europa League. The Italians won the first leg easily with 3: 1 and are of course again in the upcoming game of the home-high favorite. Although shot the Swiss in front of a home crowd a personal goal, but only shortly before the end and only by penalty. In addition, the runner-up of the Serie A since already down a few gears, since the game had long been decided with three goals; Some regular players were allowed to watch the events on the lawn in the Letzigrund already relaxed from the sidelines after their substitution.
Best Betting Tips Napoli vs FC Zurich
Without belittling the performance of Zurich, who played quite courageous: The SSC is simply a few numbers too big. For this reason, in the upcoming duel between Napoli and FC Zurich odds are only at a very low level for betting on a home win. An amount that can hardly be attributed value, which is why the tip on home success without conceding. A prediction, which is also supported by the very good home defense of the southern Italians. In Napoli vs FC Zurich the tip is played with 5 units.
Napoli – Statistics & Current Form
For the troupe of coach Carlo Ancelotti, the fate of the last season will not be repeated. At that time, the Hellbau had to say goodbye to the competition in the semifinals, whereby only the away goals rule in the duel with RB Leipzig was the decisive factor. A parallel is again the way into the Europa League: Napoli once again participates in the playoffs, because it was enough in the group stage in the Champions League only to third place in their own group. With PSG and Liverpool FC, however, the opposition was extremely difficult this year and in the end sealed only the lost last group game at Anfield Road the farewell.
That it will work again in the next season with the group stage, however, is very safe. After all, Napoli is in the Serie A in second place, so the qualification would be done. However, last weekend saw only a goalless draw at home to Torino, leaving Juve with 13 points. The Scudetto must therefore make up Napoli. For the two-time Italian champion, most recently in 1990, on the other hand threatened by the rear seats little danger, as Inter Milan is still seven points behind. Napoli thus moves in its own sphere, as it is too good for the rest of the league, but not even reaches Juve.
Napoli’s Marek Hamsik, who moved to China last week, can not run aground any more. The 31-year-old Slovak will now play for Dalian Yifang, who was trained by the German Bernd Schuster a few days ago. Hamsik completed no less than twelve seasons at Partenopei, but this season he could not match the achievements of the previous years. So he scored no hit throughout the season, after he often ended the season in the past with a double-digit yield. Overall, he scored 121 goals over the years, surpassing even the legendary Diego Maradona.
How good it is otherwise to the home strength of Napoli, shows a look at the Serie A on: After 13 home games Napoli is still unbeaten – a performance that only Juve can claim for themselves. Also in the Champions League last fall, no match was lost in front of their own audience; Napoli defeated Liverpool 1-0 and Red Star Belgrade 3-1. Only Paris Saint-Germain defied the Italians at least a 1-1.
Expected deployment of Napoli:
Ospina – Hisaj – Koulibaly – Maksimovic – Malcuit – Callejon – Allan – Ruiz – Zielinski – Millik – Insignia
Last matches of Napoli:
- 17.02.2019 – Napoli vs. Torino FC 0: 0 (Serie A)
- 14.02.2019 – FC Zurich vs. Napoli 1: 3 (Europa League)
- 09.02.2019 – Fiorentina Vs. Napoli 0: 0 (Serie A)
- 02.02.2019 – Napoli vs. Sampdoria 3: 0 (Serie A)
- 29.01.2019 – AC Milan vs. Napoli 2: 0 (Coppa Italia)
FC Zurich – Statistics & Current Form
Although FC Zurich played against a highly decimated champion from Bern last Sunday afternoon, Ludovic Magnin’s team had to beat them 2-0. For the FCZ it was the third defeat in the fourth competitive match of the current year. In the domestic Super League Zurich is in fourth place and thus in the same position as in the final billing of the preseason, when it had gone as a starter at the start.
Due to the surprising relegation to the Challenge League in 2016, the FCZ, who otherwise in recent years always participated in the qualification or subsequent to the group stage of the Europa League, had to suspend last season. In the current season, however, the city club survived the first round in the Europa League for the first time. A success for the twelve-time champion, who was reached by a second place in Group A, with the Swiss placed behind Bayer 04 Leverkusen and before AEK Larnaka and Ludogorez Razgrad. Away, but only succeeded in a victory for the Cypriots and a 1: 1 at the Bulgarian representative. The match against the Werkself was also lost with 0: 1.
Even in the domestic Super League, Zurich presents itself on average at its guest appearances. Only three out of eleven away games were won and instead already conceded six bankruptcies. With 23 goals conceded, the FCZ is even the worst offensive away all clubs in the Swiss House of Lords.
Expected formation of FC Zurich:
Crushers – Untersee – Bangura – Maxsö – Domgjoni – Kharabadze – Sertic – Schönbächler – Marchesano – Khelifi – Cesay
Last matches from FC Zurich:
- 17.02.2019 – Young Boys vs. FC Zurich 2: 0 (Super League)
- 14.02.2019 – FC Zurich vs. Napoli 1: 3 (Europa League)
- 09.02.2019 – FC Zurich vs. Grasshoppers 3: 1 (Super League)
- 06.02.2019 – St. Gallen Vs. FC Zurich 3: 1 (Super League)
- 27.01.2019 – FC Zurich vs. Flora Tallinn 4: 1 (Friendlies)
Napoli vs. FC Zurich Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Last week’s encounter, which ended in a 3-1 win for the SSC, was their first encounter. Of course, in the upcoming match between Napoli vs FC Zurich, the odds of the hosts again imply a clear role as favorites.
Napoli vs FC Zurich Betting Tips and Predictions Analyzed
If FC Zurich wants to progress, it has to score at least three goals and the home side may not hit. A scenario that can be quickly banished from the realm of possibility. Rather, it is expected that the SSC will dominate the second leg again. In Napoli vs FC Zurich, the tip is therefore not surprisingly victory for the hosts. The prediction also provides for a success without conceding. The Italians are still unbeaten at home in Serie A and have conceded just seven goals in 13 home games – only Inter Milan can undercut this value, but has also denied a home game less.
Key Facts – Napoli vs FC Zurich tips
First leg ended with a 3-1 away win from Napoli
Zurich has the worst away defense in the Super League
Napoli are unbeaten at home in Serie A and did not lose any home games during the CL group stage
Even home matches such as the 1-0 against the offensive Liverpooler in the group stage of the Champions League have impressively shown that it is very difficult for the guest teams in San Paolo to land a hit. It seems more than questionable that this will succeed in the playfully hopelessly defeated blue and white. In Napoli vs FC Zurich, the prediction for home win plus clean sheet is tied to the use of 5 units.
Betting Tips: Napoli wins to zero