Napoli vs Rijeka Prediction & Match Preview

Napoli vs Rijeka
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: Stadio San Paolo.

After a short break for international matches, UEFA Europa League will resume this Thursday with round four matches. One of the most interesting groups is F where AZ Alkmaar, Real Sociedad and Napoli have collected six points each in the opening three clashes.

Italian representative should have an easy task at home venue, at least on paper, facing rock-bottomed NK Rijeka from Croatia. The first head to head duel between them was truly exciting, as Napoli pulled a comeback to win the match. As expected, bookies are heavily favouring Gennaro Gattuso’s side, currently priced at very low 1.12 odds to win the match.

Napoli vs Rijeka Head-to-head

Besides the abovementioned 2-1 victory in Rijeka, Napoli have never faced Croatian team in the past.

Rijeka caused a big upset in UEFA Europa League group stages 2017 when they defeated AC Milan in front of home fans 2-0. Their overall record against Italian squads is one win, one draw, and three defeats.

Napoli vs Rijeka Prediction

Consistency is lacking when it comes to Serie A for Napoli. They were defeated two times in the last three domestic outings, losing at home to Sassuolo and AC Milan, while beating Bologna on the road.

The good news is that last year’s acquisition Hirving Lozano has finally started playing on a high level and scoring goals.

Napoli are currently 6th in Serie A, and they will hardly participate in the title race unless they somehow change the mentality and approach.

The quality is surely there. When it comes to European matches, squad recovered from a shocking home loss to AZ in round one with two straight wins against Sociedad and Rijeka.

Their opponents were on an awful run of four losses across all competitions, and finally managed to end it last weekend at home against Lokomotiva Zagreb.

Rijeka will have to go all in at Sao Paolo and leave a lot of space for Napoli in the back. We are predicting them to suffer a disaster.

Napoli vs Rijeka Bet Tips

  • HT/FT – Napoli/Napoli @ 1.50
  • Over 3.5 team goals for the home team @ 2.37.