Arsenal vs Napoli squad analysis & prediction

Arsenal vs  Napoli  squad analysis & prediction


Arsenal are unbeaten in eight Europa League (EL) matches at the Emirates Stadium, with the Gunners’ sole home defeat in their entire history of post-2009 EL participation being an inconsequential 2-1 reverse to Östersunds FK back in February 2018.

The ‘Gunners’ have emerged victorious with a clean sheet in their last three EL outings here, winning the first half 2-0 and the second 1-0 twice in a row.

Even if Arsenal are to concede first against Napoli, a record of  in EL home matches where they have conceded first bodes well, with both wins yielding a 3-1 scoreline.

Napoli arrive in London with a chequered away record in this season’s EL, winning once and losing once – both times by a 3-1 scoreline.

Given that, there is potential relevance in the fact that the visitors’ last four away trips (in all competitions) have produced over 1.5 goals and seen the first two match goals shared equally.

There should be no lack of action at the start though, with three of Napoli’s four EL games this year seeing them score inside the first 15 minutes of play. Additionally, three of their last four EL away goals (in 2019 alone) have arrived inside the first half-hour.

Players to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the first and last Arsenal scorer in their most recent EL game here.

Both legs of the previous round saw Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik score the opening goal for his team inside the first 15 minutes.

Stat attack: Each of Arsenal’s last four competitive home games have seen them win both halves.

Across all competitions and venues, Arsenal have scored first in seven of their last nine matches.

Each of Napoli’s last six games have seen both teams score.

Last matches: ARSENAL

Everton vs Arsenal                          1 : 0
Arsenal vs Newcastle                    2 : 0
Al Nasr vs Arsenal                           2 : 3
Arsenal vs Rennes                          3 : 0
Arsenal vs Manchester Utd        2 : 0

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa Prediction & Betting Tips

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa Prediction & Betting Tips

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa tips
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Monday, 14th January 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).

The She-Wolf has got one of the easiest fixtures in the Round of 16 of Coppa Italia. Along with the home advantage, Roma is paired with a team from Serie C, the third tier of football competition in Italy.

Gaffer Eusebio Di Francesco will probably opt to rest some of his key players for this tie. Entella is really punching above their weight in this fixture. The team had gone bankrupt in 2001 after spending almost nine decades in Italian football.

Roma just recorded an away win over Parma on the road, and is really high in confidence for this domestic fixture. The Diavoli neri too registered an away win, but there’s an asterisk present here, that the match was conducted as part of Serie C.

The difference in stature between the two teams is to such an extent that this is the first match between these two sides.

Roma vs Virtus Entella sportpesa game analysis: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The sides have never played against each other.

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sporpesa Prediction

If nothing out of the blue happens, La Magica would win this match comprehensively and with comfortable ease. On top of the home advantage, the team has years of experience in the top-most tier of Italian football, as well as world football.

To exhibit the difference in quality, consider that the Giallorossi played in the semifinal of the most prestigious club tournament in Europe, while the Black Devils could not shake off the shackles of the third tier from their feet.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s men have scored two or more goals in ten of their last 12 home-ties. These stretch of matches included Champions League games as well as Serie A fixtures.

The last time Roberto Boscaglia’s men faced a top division team, they conceded three goals. Consider that the team was Genoa, a relegation-battler in the Serie A. We can only imagine how this fixture would turn out, against a side that battles for European spots in the league table.

Against such a comparatively weaker time like that of Virtus, the Magic One will easily score in as well as win, both halves.

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa Betting Tips

  • To Score in Both Halves: Roma – YES
  • To Win Both Halves: Roma – YES

Lyon vs Paris SG Prediction

Lyon vs Paris SG Prediction

Lyon and PSG face off in this round 22 of Ligue 1 (L1), in what should be a mouthwatering clash between the two best sides in the league.
In 38 previous meetings at Lyon in their L1 history, Lyon have won 16, PSG have won nine and the other 13 matches were drawn. In the reverse fixture, PSG managed a 2-0 victory thanks to two unlucky own goals by Lyon!
Unable to beat Angers at home last weekend (1-1), Lyon reacted well on the road last Wednesday, defeating the in-form Guingamp (0-2), earlier this week. Bruno Génésio’s side occupies the second place in the L1 standings.
Really Impressive since early 2018, PSG are in a superb form which has seen them beat Nantes away (1-0) and smash Dijon 8-0 at home – the largest home win ever in PSG’s top-flight history!
Players to watch: PSG star Edinson Cavani has equaled Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s club record of 156 goals for PSG in all competitions, scoring one goal against Dijon. The Uruguay international will probably give his best in order to break this record – unless Neymar stops him again…!!
Lyon’s best player so far this season has been Nabil Fekir who has 15 goals and three assists in L1. The French 24-year-old has further highlighted his recent form by finding the net in each of his last five matches in all competitions.
Stat attack: Lyon has won five of their last six L1 matches, scoring two goals in each of these five. They have lost only one of their last 12 matches at home in L1 (W6, D5, L1). Bruno Génésio and his team have lost their four clashes against their opponent.
Unai Emery’ side are on a great run of eight straight wins in all competitions. PSG have the highest pass completion rate of any team in Europe at the moment (89.4%) and scored the most goals on the continent (67), level with high flying Manchester City.

Our Prediction: Paris SG to win by three goals to one.