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Napoli VS Villarreal

Nápoles and Villarreal meet at Stadio San Paolo, in a 2nd leg match for the Liga Europa (16 avos de final). Villarreal got a home win by (1‑0) in the previous 1st leg match. Villarreal registers significant differences between home and away results, so special attention is due to the home/away factor.

Analysis of Napoli

The home team comes to this 2nd leg match with a disadvantage of 1 goals, apart from the drawback of not having scored any away goals in the 1st leg. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 losses at their stadium. They come to this match after a home draw against Milan by (1‑1). Nápoles has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches.

Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 5 of their 15 matches, but have been able to turn the score around in 2.

The Italian squad had an impeccable campaign in the group stage, winning every single match they played. Now, they ended up losing in the first match against Villareal and need a win at home. In the group stage they had at least 5 goals scored in every match they played at home and now look to repeat recent form to advance to the next phase. Coacu Maurizio Sarri will be without Alberto Grassi, who is hurt.

Confirmed Lineup: Pepe Reina, Albiol, E. Hysaj, V. Chiricheș, I. Strinić, David López, M. Valdifiori, M. Hamšík, G. Higuaín, D. Mertens, L. Insigne.
Coach: M. Sarri.

Analysis of Villarreal

The away team comes to this 2nd leg match with an advantage of 1 goals, but has suffered 0 goals at home in the 1st leg. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 6 conceded. In their last match, for the Primera División, they got an away tie against o Atlético Madrid by (0‑0). In the last 10 away matches Villarreal has won 2, tied 4 and lost 4.

Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 7 matches for this competition.

Villareal had a good campaign in the group phase and managed to advance in second place. They are in good form recently as they are seven games without a loss and five games without conceding a goal. And if the trends continue and they don't concede a goal, they will be advancing to the next phase. For this match, coach Marcelino will be without Nahuel Leiva, Jaume Costa, Jonathan dos Santos and Samuel Garcia who are all hurt.

Confirmed Lineup: A. Areola, M. Musacchio, Mario Gaspar, Víctor Ruíz, Jaume Costa, A. Rukavina, Denis Suárez, Pina, Bruno, C. Bakambu, Soldado.
Coach: Marcelino.

Betting suggestion:

Two very offensive teams with great quality in their squad. A tough match that should be very open with a lot of chances created. It is expected that we have a game with a lot of scoring opportunities, so a bet of over 1,5 goals should have great value.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

UEFA Europa League - 2015/2016

  • 100% 475 / 475 Games

  • Home team wins 45.47%
  • Draws 24.63%
  • Away team wins 29.89%
  • Over 1.5 70.53%
  • Over 2.5 47.37%
  • Over 3.5 25.89%
  • Goals 1220
  • Goals /match 2.57
  • Goals /match home 1.49
  • Goals /match away 1.08
  • Both teams score 45.05%
  • Goals after 80' 17.21%
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