Napoli and Arsenal meet at Stadio San Paolo, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Quarter-finals), after the victory at Arsenal’s home by (2-0) in the first leg. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After the defeat in the first leg, the home team arrives at this disadvantaged game at a disadvantage, since they need to recover 2 goals of disadvantage and have not scored any goals in the previous match. 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 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match that they disputed, for Serie A, they beat Chievo by (1-3). In the last 10 home matches Napoli has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The Napoli enters this motivated encounter, after an outside triumph, by 1-3, in the displacement to the land of the Chievo: Koulibaly and Milik marked the goals of the victory. The local team usually acts in a 4-4-2, favoring a faster style of play, being the two most advanced pieces Mertens and Insigne. The responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team is the Polish Zielinski. Everything indicates that the coach of Naples will not be able to count on Amadou Diawara, for being injured.
The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 2 goals, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first 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 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 13 wins and 2 losses at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 9 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with Watford by (0-1). In the last 5 UEFA Europa League away matches, Arsenal won 3 and lost 2. Their defense has been very strong, having only suffered goals in 2 of the last 10 matches, and their attack has scored regularly , since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that does not usually have difficulties to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 9 of the last 11 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 9 they reached the break in advantage in 7 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of 90 ‘in 8. There is 1 highlight period in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: he suffered 10 of his 27 goals between the minutes (31′-45’).
Arsenal enter this action motivated, after a foreign victory, by 0-1, in the visit to the Watford arena: Aubameyang, at minute 10 ‘, scored the only goal of the game. Contrary to the opponent of this round, the Arsenal usually acts in a 4-4-2, privileging a style of game of constant transitions, in which the two most advanced men are Aubameyang and Iwobi. The two great valences of the visiting team are the way they manage to turn around a situation of disadvantage and the ease to create situations of danger. The Arsenal coach will not be able to count on Xhaka, Bellerín, Holding and Welbeck, for being injured.