Real Sociedad vs Napoli prediction preview
The Europa League is set to enter week two this Thursday with a number of matches lined up. This article will put focus on Real Sociedad hosting Italian side Napoli at Anoeta Stadium starting from 11:00 PM EAT.
The hosts head to the clash on the back of a 4-1 victory over Huesca last weekend while Napoli secured a 2-1 win over Benevento in the Serie A.
- At least three goals have been scored in four of Napoli’s six matches in all competition.
- Sociedad have lost only a single game in their last seven LaLiga matches. (W4,D2)
- The visitors have lost one game in their last five matches in the Serie A. (W4, D0)
- Napoli have kept three clean sheets in their last six matches in all the competitions.
- Real have kept five clean sheets in their last eight matches in all the competitions.
- This will be the first meeting between the two sides in a competitive match.
- Napoli have failed to score their last three Europa League matches.
- The Blues have lost their last four Europa League matches.
La Real will be without a number of key players with captain and former midfielder Asier Illarramendi as well as Luca Sangalli sidelined due to injuries. Former Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj, youngster Ander Bareentxra, winger Martin Merquelanz, right-back Joseba and Igor are major doubts ahead of the home clash.
Meanwhile, the visiting teams have no known injury concern with head coach Gennaro Gattuso expected to have a fully fit team at his disposal.
Real Sociedad vs Napoli prediction head to head
Napoli and Sociedad are yet to play against each other in a competitive match and this will be the first fixture.
Real Sociedad vs Napoli Prediction
It has been a bright start for Sociedad as they are at the top of the LaLiga table with 14 points, one above second placed Real Madrid, having lost only a single match. Meanwhile, Napoli’s start to the Serie is remarkably good as they are second on the log with eleven points, two behind leaders AC Milan.
The Whites and Blues started their Europa League campaign on a good note, beating Crotian side Rijeka 1-0. Meanwhile Napoli had a start to forget as they suffered a 1-0 shock defeat to AZ Alkmaar thanks to Dani De Wit’s second half strike.
This is expected to be a close game between the two sides with Napoli having a little advantage over the hosts. Our topbets pundits are predicting that the clash will end in a draw. Betway backing the results with 3.34 odds while 1Xbet giving 3.451 odds
This game isn’t expected to produce many goals despite the two teams having some good attack at their disposal. Well, the match is most likely to have a 1-1 scoreline.
You can bet on the match to produce under 2.5 market or both teams to score.
Under 2.5 –1.79 Betway odds and 1.80 odds for 1XBet.
Possible any time goalscorers
Napoli have some good forwards heading to the clash and have depended on a number of strikers including the likes of Hirving Lozano, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne. The trio has been in fine form in recent matches and have at least kissed the back of the net frequently since the start of the current campaign.
Meanwhile, for the hosts have one lethal man Mikel Oyarzabal, who scored a brace in their recent outing against Huesca and we are backing the Spaniard to become anytime goalscorer for the LaLiga side.
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