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Napoli - Eintracht Frankfurt
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* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Here we bring you Champions League tips for Napoli vs Frankfurt with the game due to take place on March 15th.
Napoli vs Frankfurt prediction and top betting tips
Napoli largely breezed through the first leg against Frankfurt in February but the tie is only at the half way stage. Will the Serie A leaders complete the job on their own patch? Find out with our Napoli vs Frankfurt match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Napoli vs Frankfurt Prediction 1: Napoli to win
Frankfurt are chasing this tie from a 2-0 deficit but our prediction is that the margin between the two sides will only grow as they lock horns in Naples. Firstly, there is the tactical element to consider. Frankfurt will have to come and have a bit of a go at Napoli; that will suit Luciano Spalletti's men who will look to pick off their visitors in transitions. On top of that, the current form book favours Napoli too. They've won eight of their last nine games whilst Frankfurt are winless in their last four!
Napoli vs Frankfurt Prediction 2: Both teams will not score
Our second prediction for this game comes from the both teams to score market and we are betting on ‘no'. The first leg ended in a Napoli win to nil but that's only part of our justification for a ‘no' bet here. The wider picture shows that Napoli have seen both teams score in none of their last five games. Frankfurt meanwhile have seen a ‘nil' in three of their last six matches. With all that considered, we think this bet still offers value despite the odds coming in at an odds on price of 10/11 (1.91).
Here are the key stats & form guide for Napoli vs Frankfurt
So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the Napoli vs Frankfurt odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game? Let's find out.
Napoli odds: 4/7 (1.57) – 64%
Draw odds: 3/1 (4.00) – 25%
Frankfurt odds: 9/2 (5.50) – 18%
The above odds tell you everything you need to know about this game. Napoli are massively favoured to win the game whilst Frankfurt have their work cut out. As per our predictions above, we fancy Napoli to win the second leg. There is an argument, however, that a draw or Frankfurt bet could offer value but, in reality, that will only be the case if the hosts make mass changes to their XI, which we won't know for sure until much nearer kick off. As for qualification to the next round goes, Napoli are priced at 1/100 (1.01) with Frankfurt a 9/1 (10.00) shot.
Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Napoli vs Frankfurt
Napoli are cruising along in Serie A with the title looking to be just a matter of time, which means they have absolutely no reason not to name a strong lineup for this match to make sure they get the job done. Giacomo Raspadori and Hirving Lozano are both expected to miss out with injuries though. Thankfully, the likes of Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia will be ready to go.
Predicted lineup – Gollini, Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Olivera, Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski, Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia
If chasing down a deficit in Naples isn’t a big enough task for Frankfurt they’re going to have to do so with a few players missing from their lineup too. The biggest miss will be Randal Kolo Muani, who was red carded in the first leg. Jesper Lindstrom and Eric Ebimbe are also out due to injury whilst a couple of other face late fitness tests.
Predicted lineup – Trapp, Tuta, Jakic, Ndicka, Buta, Kamara, Sow, Max, Alidou, Gotze, Borre
Napoli vs Frankfurt Line ups
*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.
Player to watch
When it comes to picking a player to watch you can almost highlight any of their attacking talents. Specifically for this game though, Victor Osimhen – their top scorer – is the one most like to wreak havoc with the Frankfurt backline. His style of play will make him the perfect weapon to exploit Frankfurt's inevitable defensive gaps.
A quickfire FAQ on Napoli – Frankfurt
- Where is the match being played? – Diego Armando Maradona Stadium
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Napoli
- What time does the match kick off? 20:00 GMT