Napoli vs. Real Sociedad Match preview
Napoli will be welcoming the in-form Spanish side Real Sociedad in a Europa League encounter on Thursday at Estadio Diego Armando Maradona for matchday 6 to determine who to take the top spot of Group F.
The Gli Azzurri has started the Serie A league well and these two teams will have a tough fight against each other on Thursday’s reverse fixture.
The host is at the top of Group F two points clear ahead of the visitors who are 8 points placed second.
The Royal recorded a barren draw against Deportivo Alaves while the Gli Azzurri thrashed Crotone 4-0 in Serie A.
- Napoli has won five times drawn once and lost twice in the last eight matches in all competitions this season.
- The Gli Azzurri has registered four clean-sheets in the last eight matches in all competitions.
- Real Sociedad has registered five clean-sheets in the last eight matches in all competitions this season.
- The Royal has featured in 12 Spanish LaLiga matches this season winning seven times, drawn four times, and lost once.
- Napoli has won two out of four home matches in all competitions this season.
- Real Sociedad has registered two away wins out of four matches in all competitions this season.
Napoli vs. Real Sociedad Head to Head
These teams have met once, just the previous Europa League where the match ended 1-0 in favor of Napoli.
Napoli Team News
The host has no known injury concerns as for now, for Napoli will only miss the services of Victor Osimhen who is nursing muscle injury and he is expected back in a few weeks time.
Real Sociedad Team News
The visitors have a list of injuries; the likes Asier Illarramendi with muscle injury and are expected back in early January, David Silva (muscle injury), Mikel Oyarzabal (muscle injury) Jon Guridi (muscle injury), and Luca Sangalli (muscle injury) are all sidelined.
Napoli vs. Real Sociedad Prediction
The first leg between the pair the match ended in a 1-0 in favor of Napoli and Real Sociedad will be hoping to turn the tables around this time by securing an important win in the fixture. This is an important match for both the teams for it will determine the factor in qualification for the next stages.
Napoli have been brilliant at their home ground with a great winning streak and the same is expected when they host.
Goals – Over 2.5
In the previous encounter, the two teams have produced more than two goals; therefore chances of registering more than two goals are likely to be on the scoreboard.
We expect more goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits
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