Napoli vs FC Zurich
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Napoli).
Napoli practically closed this tie with an impressive display in a 1-3 victory over Zurich away on Swiss soil seven days ago.
Carlo Ancelotti obviously has high ambitions in Europa League as this competition provided Napoli the only chance to lift the trophy at the end of the season.
Partinopei were knocked out from Coppa Italia, while they are as many as 13 points behind untouchable Juventus at the top of the Serie A standings.
This is why we do not believe Ancelotti will mix up his cards here in spite of a big first leg win on the road.
Napoli failed to back it up at the weekend playing only a goalless draw against Torino at home.
Partinopei are generally very tough to break down in front of the home crowd where they shipped just two goals in three Champions League games against the likes of Liverpool, PSG and Red Star Belgrade.
Napoli vs FC Zurich: Head-to-head
Napoli picked up a comprehensive 1-3 victory in the lone head to head encounter between the two outfits, played seven days ago at Stadion Letzigrund.
Napoli vs FC Zurich: Prediction
Zurich are not enjoying the best of domestic campaigns in this term of Super League, They currently hold the 4th place and are as many as seven points shy of 3rd-placed Thun. They shipped five goals in back-to-back away defeats in the league this year (3-1 to St. Gallen and 2-0 to Young Boys).
Zurich also scored only two goals in three Europa League matches away from home during the group phase. They claimed just one point in last three matches overall in the competition. The gulf in quality was clearly notable in the first leg and we can’t but expect another easy victory for the Italian outfit here. You can back Napoli to keep a clean sheet at 1.66, while the hosts are 1.61 to win by two or more goals difference.
Napoli vs FC Zurich: Bet Tips
Napoli -1.5 handicap @ 1.61 (8/13)
Napoli to keep a clean sheet @ 1.66 (4/6).