Arsenal vs Napoli squad analysis & prediction

Arsenal vs  Napoli  squad analysis & prediction

MATCH ANALYSIS

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

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory Sportpesa Prediction & Betting Tips

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory Sportpesa Prediction & Betting Tips

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory Sportpesa Tips
Australia- A-League.
Date: Tuesday, 15th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 08:50 UK/ 09:50 CET
Venue: Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane).

“Roarcelona” will meet the current A-league champs on a Round-15 fixture on Tuesday. The Roar is in a bad shape as they look for their first win in over 5 league games.

The hosts are at the bottom of the table losing 7 of their 12 matches so far. A whopping 25 goals have been conceded by the team from Brisbane and only Mariners have given away more this season.

At present they are on a 7 game winless run losing 6 in that run. In 6 of those 7 matches, the full-time score had more than 2.5 goals in total. After a win over Melbourne City in Round-5, they have never got 3 points in a game and conceded at least 2 or more goals in all following matches as well.

In front of their home fans, they are on a 2 game losing streak and has only a win in the last 5 home fixtures. One of those defeats was against the Victory itself with the game ending with a final score 2-4.

The current champs are right behind the toppers Perth Glory, with a 6 points gap between them. A win will reduce that distance considerably and will lift the team’s morale after the recent loss against Adelaide United. This was their only defeat in the last 5 matches, of which they won 2 as well.

In all their previous 5 matches they conceded goals, but with a total of 14 goals given away, they are one of the better defensive sides in the competition. The Victory has won 5 of their last 6 matches on the road while losing only once. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 matches away from home.

With the Roar not looking good to win even at home, we may be in for a largely one-sided affair on Tuesday.

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory game analysis: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Big V has 3 wins and a loss from the last 5 h2h matches against the Roar across all venues.
  • Both teams scored in all those 5 games and more than 2.5 goals were scored in all those as well.
  • Melbourne have an active 3 match win streak against Brisbane at this venue.
  • All these 3 wins on the trot saw a final score with more than 2. 5 goals in total, of which the winners scored 2 or more goals.

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory Sportpesa Prediction

The Victory side has won the latest h2h against these opponents just a month before. Including that they are on a 3 game win streak against the hosts at this ground. Also considering their respective positions in the table I think it would be safe to bet on the Victory to win with 1.83 odds.

All their recent h2h at this ground saw more than 2.5 goals in total. In the last 5 matches played by the Roar across all venues, a similar score was obtained. With the visitors scoring 24 goals till now we can be sure that they will find the target again in this upcoming match. So we can bet on a full-time score with over 2.5 goals with 1.60 odds.

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory Sportpesa Betting Tips

  • Melbourne Victory to win
  • Over 2.5 goals

Fulham vs Huddersfield Prediction

Fulham will be looking for their first win at Craven Cottage since their opening day victory over Newcastle. The Lilywhites managed a narrow 1-0 win on that day, kick-starting a run of five league games without defeat. However, since then, Slaviša Jokanovi?’s men have only won one of their previous nine matches, edging them closer to the dreaded relegation zone. As for their opponents, Huddersfield have quashed pre-season tags of relegation contenders, instead finding themselves at the opposite end of the table in third place. With two teams in contrasting form, our prediction is that the Terriers will have far too much for struggling Fulham.

Although, the sides played out two 1-1 draws against one another, last season.