Napoli welcomes Arsenal in a second leg from the Europa League
We are heading to the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, where Napoli welcomes Arsenal in a second leg from the Europa League 1/4-finals. Let’s take a look in our vip football bets for today.
The first leg at the Emirates didn’t end too well for Napoli. Arsenal won this game with 2-0, which gives the Gunners a serious lead before the rematch. Both goals for Unai Emery’s team were scored in the first half of the game. First Aaron Ramsey opened the score for Arsenal, before an own goal from Kalidou Koulibaly to double the English team’s lead.
A lot of people were surprised of this result, because the expectations were for a competitive and balanced game between these two sides. Instead of this, Arsenal took a very solid advantage, which makes them a solid favourite for progression.
But nothing is over just yet, of course. Napoli have enough talent in attack to turn the tie around. Players like Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Arkadiusz Milik could cause a lot of trouble to the Gunners’ defense. If they make a solid performance on Thursday, Napoli can cause a big upset.
But in same time Carlo Ancelotti’s team must be aware of the risks of playing offensive football against Arsenal. The Gunners could be deadly on counterattacks, having players with the creative force of Mesut Ozil and pacey strikers like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Napoli need not just a master performance in attack, but a master performance in defense as well.
These are our vip football bets for the Europa League 1/4-finals second leg between Napoli and Arsenal at the Stadio San Paolo. Because of the result in the first leg, the Gunners are the major favourite here, but don’t be too quick to write off Napoli’s chances just yet.