Salzburg – Napoli SOCCER PICKS
Salzburg and Napoli meet at Red Bull Arena, in a return match of this UEFA Europa League (8th Finals) phase, after Napoli won in the first leg by (3-0).
The home team comes to this second leg with a disadvantage of 3 goals, plus the disadvantage of not scoring goals as a visitor in the first leg. In the last match they played for the Bundesliga, they tied with Sturm Graz at home (0-0). In the last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League Salzburg have a record of 4 wins.
In this competition, they have won the last 4 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. The team does not usually have problems opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 7 of the last 9 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 7 reached the break in advantage in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 6. In the last 4 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period highlighted: he scored 3 of his 7 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The RB Salzburg comes to this game with a draw, by 0-0, at the reception to the Sturm, in a game for the Austrian Championship. We remember that the locals lost 3-0 in the first leg, against Napoli. In this second confrontation with the Italians, coach Marco Rose must play in 4-4-2, with Dabbur and Daka being the most offensive references of the team. It is important to underline that the Israeli Munas Dabbur is the best score of the RB Salzburg, with 24 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Werff and Pongracic, both injured.
The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 3 goals, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Sassuolo by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Napoli has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 19 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 9 of their 24 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Napoli part for this game with a draw, by 1-1, in the displacement to the field of Sassuolo, in a game for the Italian championship: the only goal of the team was marked by Insigne. It should be noted that the Italian club comes to this game more quiet, due to the triumph by 3-0 in the first game against Salzburg. Coach Carlo Ancelotti must play in 4-4-2, favoring the maintenance of possession of the ball and the attacks supported through the flanks. Milik is the best gunner of the visitors, with 16 goals scored in official competitions. On the other hand, we highlight the quality of pass and vision of play of midfielder Fabián Ruiz. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Raul Albiol.