Napoli – Leipzig
The leader in the Italian Serie A Napoli hosts RB Leipzig in a match from the 1/16-finals of the Europa League. The game is going to be held at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples.
How we said, Napoli are enjoying a terrific season so far. They are leading the Serie A standings at this moment, having an one point advantage in front of the champion Juventus. You can be sure that Napoli are mainly concentrate on the Serie A now, so it would be curious to see their approach towards Europa League.
The Azzurri entered the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group. Napoli were in the company of Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk and Feyenoord. They won 6 points in this group, which was not enough to continue to the knockout phase. In their group the Italians won just two games and lost in four.
Now RB Leipzig are coming to Stadio San Paolo.
Just like Napoli, RB Leipzig also participated in the Champions League. The German team finished third in Group G, being in the company of Besiktas, Porto and Monaco. They won 7 points in this group, after they 7 points by winning two games, making one draw and losing three matches.
In the German Bundesliga RB Leipzig are currently are currently second, fighting hard for another qualification to the Champions League. So far they have 38 points in the league and they have a record of 11 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats.
We can say that Napoli are a slight favourite in this clash, but it’s not clear what their approach towards Europa League would be like. Their biggest dream right now is winning the Serie A, so maybe they will concentrate mainly there. But let’s see first and then we would comment further.