Leipzig vs Napoli – Europa League: The disappointment was visible in a lot of people
That were hoping to see Napoli give everything they had to continue on the Europa League.
The result obtained in the first leg, a 1-3 loss, heavily conditions their chances on this competition.
And, however, we can’t consider this to be a surprise. In the Champions League group stage, Maurizio Sarri had already announced that he didn’t see the European competitions as an objective, since their main focus was winning the Serie A.
Now, even being closer to that circumstance of having in the league their only competition to focus on, they are expected to put up one last showing of their ability.
RB Leipzig, in turn, are making their first European participation of the club’s history with pride and determination, looking to make a dent in one of these competitions.
Failing to qualify for the Champions’ League 8th finals, the team presented itself in Naples looking to win, not giving up their own style and usual behaviour.
They were rewarded with a victory that offers them tranquillity, especially thanks to the final goal scored in the last play of the match, which means they will have an advantage to defend on this Thursday’s match.
At the same time, the two teams’ behaviour on their respective league matches in the past weekend was very different.
While RB Leipzig travelled to Eintracht Frankfurt’s stadium, who is another of the contenders to the Champions’ League spots, and lost,
Napoli hosted SPAL and got another 3 points, on a nervy race they are competing on with Juventus, that is only 1 point behind them on the league table.
Leipzig vs Napoli – Betting Tip and Prediction:
While we should expect some rotation on Napoli’s options, RB Leipzig will have the task of not getting distracted with the advantage they have, looking to ensure as soon as possible that there won’t be any surprises on this 2nd leg match.
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