With their place secured for the Round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League, Napoli will be looking to end the group stage with a perfect record. They will host Legia Warszawa this Thursday, December 10th at San Paolo Stadium at 19:00.
The Blues are the best team in the tournament so far winning their five games, scoring 17 goals and allowing only one. With one win or draw at home, they will finish the group stage round as the only unbeaten squad.
Maurizio Sarri´s team surprisingly lost last weekend in the Italian League 3-2 to Bologna on the road, and they lost the first place in the standings. With that loss, they finished an impressive streak of 18 straight games in all competitions with no defeat, winning 14. They have not lost at San Paolo Stadium this year in the Serie A, as they have six wins and one draw, scoring 16 goals and five allowed.
In the Napoli Soccer Tips v Legia Warsaw, the Blues won the first meeting against the Polish squad by 2-0 at Wojska Polskiego Stadium with goals from Dries Mertens and Gonzalo Higuain. The Italian side has two victories and one draw in three games versus teams from the Ekstraklasa league, and they have never allowed a goal.
Before this year, Napoli only game against a Polish team was in 1977 when they eliminated Slask Wroclaw by a combined score of 2-0 in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
At online sportsbook Bodog, the Blues are favorites to get the victory in this match. They are listed with 1.563 Odds, while the Militarians are with 7.0, and the draw is with 4.75.
Legia Warsaw are in the fourth place in the group with four points, tied to Club Brugge. However, they still have a chance to advance to the next round. They need to win this game in Italy and wait for a defeat of Midtjylland versus the Belgian squad in Heming.
The team led by Stanislav Cherchesovhas six consecutive games with no defeat in all competitions and they have won five of them. With that good streak, they are located in the second place in the local tournament with 36 points, five away from the top spot.
Napoli have scored 10 of their 17 goals in the group stage in San Paolo. They are listed with 2.05 Odds to win this game by two or more goals and with 3.8 to do it by one. Legia Warsaw are rated at 9.0 to get the victory by the minimum difference, and the score draw is with 5.5.
The Militarians have had bad luck against Italian teams, as they have two wins, two draws and eight defeats. They have never won on the road and in their past three visits they have not scored any goal.
Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain is the favorite to score the first goal in this match, and he is listed with 4.5 Europa League Odds. He is followed by Lorenzo Insigne and Manolo Gabbiadinni with 6.0. Gabbiadini and Jose Callejon are Napoli’s best scorers in this tournament with four goals.
Take Napoli to win this game at home and continue their good streak. The Blues will be the sixth team in the history of the Europa League to finish the group stage with 18 points.