December 30, 2021 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The hosts have a strong scoring record at home in Europe while the visitors have begun their domestic season impressively so there should be goals
Thursday night sees Leicester City welcome Napoli to the King Power Stadium in Group C of the Europa League, with Brendan Rodgers’ men looking forward to the glamour tie against the Serie A giants.
The visitors have started the season strongly, winning their three opening matches in the Italian top flight, yet the Foxes are favourites to claim a win in the first competitive meeting between the sides.
Leicester City vs Napoli latest odds
The hosts have lost two of their first four Premier League matches this term but Leicester are offered at 6/5 (2.20) with bet365 to begin their European campaign with a victory.
Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli, meanwhile, enjoyed a 2-1 win over Juventus at the weekend to maintain their 100 per cent start and are offered at 11/5 (3.20) with the draw at 5/2 (3.50).
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Leicester City vs Napoli team news
The hosts are without long-term absentees James Justin and Wesley Fofana, while full-back Ricardo Pereira was only fit enough to be an unused substitute against Manchester City at the weekend and is a doubt.
Napoli look set to be without captain Lorenzo Insigne who limped off injured during the win over Juventus, while goalkeeper Alex Meret, midfielder Stanislav Lobotka and record scorer Dries Mertens are all sidelined.
Leicester City vs Napoli preview
Napoli’s start to the season has seen them net at least twice in each of their three matches and the Italians are likely to contribute to an open exciting game on Thursday night.
Last season the Serie A side were surprisingly knocked out of the competition in the last 32 by European debutants Granada, but the appointment of Luciano Spalletti as coach should bring more stability to the side and the Partenopei will be hoping to advance to the latter stages of the competition.
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Leicester for their part were extremely strong at home in last season’s tournament, winning their three group games without conceding a goal and scoring nine times in the process, and Rodgers’ team will fancy their chances despite being up against strong opposition.
Leicester City vs Napoli tips & predictions
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at evens (2.00) and looks an obvious selection given that both sides are more impressive going forward than they are defensively.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.