Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt: prediction for the Champions League match
Napoli got an easy victory over Eintracht in the first leg. Will the favourites secure their spot in the quarterfinals this Wednesday? Here's our prediction.
Napoli approached the start of the Champions League campaign in great form and were considered the favourites in their group, alongside with Liverpool. Luciano Spalletti's team lost only one match out of six, which after five consecutive wins was no longer important. The team finished the group stage in first place.
In the first leg of the Round of 16 match, Napoli easily defeated Eintracht. The 2-0 victory in Germany doesn't guarantee a ticket to the quarterfinals, but provides a comfortable advantage. In the current Serie A season, Napoli lead the table with an 18-point lead over the second-placed Inter Milan. Chances are, Napoli will win the Scudetto this year.
Eintracht were in the same Champions League group as Tottenham, Marseille, and Sporting. Oliver Glasner's team weren't considered a favourite, however, they delivered a fantastic performance in the last group games and secured the second place in the group.
In the first game against Napoli, Eintracht looked decent until they conceded a goal. Early in the second half, they were reduced to ten men, and Napoli capitalized on that. In the Bundesliga, the Eagles are currently only sixth with 40 points. They are five points behind the top four and will strive to close that gap in the nearest future.
Ставка Correct score 3:2
In the last 8 home games of Eintracht, this score was recorded twice.
Ставка Napoli to score in 1st half
In the last 2 away games, Eintracht conceded in the first half.
Ставка 1st half: total over 1.5 goals
In the last 2 away games of Eintracht, this bet was successful.
Napoli are in great form and continue to win in all competitions. The Neapolitans will play to defeat Eintracht, despite the advantage of two goals. As for the visiting team, they will need to take risks - and we believe, they will be able to find a goal or two.
Our prediction - total over 2.5 goals.
Eintracht have no other choice but to attack - otherwise they won't overturn the deficit of two goals. Napoli sometimes make mistakes in defense, and we don't think they will be able to keep a clean sheet again. At the same time, the first leg showed that Napoli are objectively stronger, the team is in excellent shape and should beat the opponent at home.
Second bet - Napoli to win and total over 2.5 goals