Granada vs Napoli
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 18 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.
Diego Martinez’s men are from the Spanish top flight, and have delivered some memorable performances this season there. They are currently placed eighth in the league table, and are desperately trying to get included in the European spots.
However, they have been facing some challenges lately, especially so in terms of their defense. They are conceding goals in huge numbers, and their composure in final minutes of the games have been a bit shaky.
Meanwhile, the Blues are from the Italian top flight, and have been a major player there for the past several seasons.
They are currently placed fifth in the table, and are giving tough competition for defending champions Juventus, who are placed fourth in the standings.
However, Gennaro Gattuso’s men are experiencing some troubles in their road matches. They are currently on a losing run away from home, and have been conceding goals in plenty in the process.
As things stand, these are two ultra competitive teams from two prestigious leagues in Europe, and will be determined to get through to the Round of 16.
On top of that, defense has been a concern for either squad in the past few weeks.
Likely, expect a high-scoring affair this Thursday.
Granada vs Napoli: Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are fighting each other for the very first time.
- The Nasrids are in fact locking horns with their first Italian opposition.
- The Blues were winless in 13 of their last 18 match-ups against Spanish opposition, and they had failed to keep clean sheets in 13 of these fixtures.
- Their latest such encounter had ended in a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad.
Granada vs Napoli Prediction
Martinez’s men are on a four-game winless run, and they had conceded a total of nine goals from their former three fixtures. Note that they were also winless in six of their preceding seven matches.
At home, they are on a two-game losing run, and had let in a total of seven goals.
On the other hand, their counterparts are experiencing some problems to their roster, as few of their high-profile players are down with injury. They were winless in five of their past eight games, and are on a four-match losing run on the road.
Note that they have not kept a clean sheet in their past eight games away from home, and their latest such match-up was against the dead-last placed Crotone. They had also let in a total of ten goals from their preceding four road trips.
By the looks of things, chances are high for a high-scoring thriller.
Granada vs Napoli: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).