Napoli vs Granada
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK
Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples.
Napoli continued their roller-coaster ride seven days ago when they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Granada in the first leg of their Europa League R32 tie.
The Partinopei were completely powerless failing to make more than one shot on target at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. The Italians are thus in a very tough position going into the reverse fixture, scheduled for this Thursday at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
I Partinopei are capable of beating anyone on their day, but they just lack consistency for major results this season. The team led by Gennaro Gattuso lost four of the last five matches across competitions, but their lone victory came against the defending Serie A champions Juventus earlier this month.
One thing worth noting is that Napoli have been playing much better on the home pitch so far in the season. They did lose four of the last five in all competitions, but they have also won five and drawn one of the last six on the home court across all competitions. The team kept four clean sheets in the last five home matches.
Napoli vs Granada Head-to-head
- Before the last week’s meeting at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, these two sides had not had the opportunity to meet each other.
- Granada produced one of the best showings of the season in a 2-0 victory on the occasion.
- They held mighty Napoli’s attack to just one shot on target seven days ago.
Napoli vs Granada Prediction
Napoli have one of the best attacking records in this term of Serie A. The likes of Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen, and Matteo Politano are capable of scoring goals against any opposition out there. The question is whether they can notch multiple goals without conceding?
Granada are heavily invested in their Europa League journey and they will be anything but an easy nut to crack here. Their manager Diego Martinez rested most of his main players in the weekend’s 3-2 loss at Huesca.
Granada did concede at least two goals in five of the last six La Liga affairs. They have also recently shipped five goals in a Copa del Rey defeat to Barcelona.
However, we could see them exploiting Napoli’s back line at least once on Thursday which is why the Home Win & Both Teams To Score pick makes sense at the sky-high 3.25 odds.