Napoli lock horns against Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2nd leg of Champions League round of 16 on March 16th at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Naples, Italy. Welcome to Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt Game Preview and Prediction.
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Italian giants Napoli aim to secure quarterfinals spot in the Champions League on Wednesday. Napoli won the 1st leg of the round of 16 against Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in Frankfurt. Luciano Spalletti’s men are one win away from entering the final eight for the first time.
Napoli are coming off a 2-0 win over Atalanta in the Serie A. They will rely on their strikers Giovanni Simeone ( 4 goals), Giacomo Raspadori (4 goals & 2 assists) and Piotr Zielinski (3 goals & 2 assists) in Champions League.
Napoli scored 22 goals in the competition and conceded 6 goals. They are the 2nd best attacking team and 6th best defensive team in the Champions League 2022-23 season. On their return to their home town they hold a strong record in the Champions League.
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Napoli are undefeated in their last 11 home games in the Champions League. They won all the three games played in the season at home scoring more than three goals each time.
Eintracht Frankfurt Preview
The German side Eintracht Frankfurt since their loss to Napoli in the 1st leg of Champions League round of 16 lost one game and tied two games. They slipped to 6th rank in the Bundesliga.
An uphill task awaits for Eintracht Frankfurt against host team at Stadio Maradona. Die Adler’s were held to a 1-1 draw by VfB Stuttgart in their last outing. With their current form Frankfurt seem unlikely to win the game against Serie A giants.
Having lifted the Europa Trophy the last time around, Olivier Glasner’s men will be of hope in leveling the series. Eintracht Frankfurt won 10 of their last 20 games in Europe, while losing only three games in the process. Eintracht’s only visit to Napoli saw them make a comeback win way back in 1994 at UEFA Cup in the round of 16 stage.
Frankfurt scored 7 goals in the competition and conceded 10 goals. They got a lot to think about on how they stop the strikers of Napoli. The team will rely on their strikers Daichi Kamada ( 3 goals), Randa Kolo Muani ( 2 goals) and Jesper Lindstorm ( 1 goal) to score against the strong defensive unit of Napoli.
Match: Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt, Round of 16 2nd leg
Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Naples, Italy
Date & Time: Thursday, March 16th @ 1:30 AM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Liv, Sony Six
Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt Probable Starting Lineup
Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp; Tuta, Hasebe, Ndicka; Buta, Sow, Rode, Max; Kamada, Gotze; Borre
Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt Match Prediction
We Predict Napoli to win the game against Eintracht Frankfurt at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona Stadium and qualify for the quarterfinals. The odds favoring Napoli to win the game is 1.91, while the odds favoring away team Eintracht Frankfurt are 4.00. The odds of the match ending in a draw is 3.50.
Napoli has 66% chance of winning the game, while Eintracht Frankfurt has 15% chance of winning the game. We predict the score line to be Napoli 1- 1 Eintracht Frankfurt.