Napoli vs Spartak MoscowUEFA Europa League, KO: 17:45 Sep 30, 2021, Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
Napoli will look to maintain their unbeaten start to the season as they host Spartak Moscow in a UEFA Europa League Group C fixture at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. The Italians have looked almost unstoppable this season and should make light work of a struggling Spartak side.
Napoli showed their character in the opening fixture as they came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Leicester City. They recovered from a slow start to earn the point with Victor Osimhen netting a second half brace.
Manager Luciano Spalletti has enjoyed an impressive start to life in Rome and is still unbeaten across all competitions this season. Napoli have a 100% record this term after six matches in Serie A and claimed a 2-0 victory over Cagliari in their previous fixture.
Napoli have impressed in attack this season with the likes of Victor Osimhen and Lorenzo Insigne scoring goals for fun. However, their backline has also played a pivotal role in their impressive form and have kept clean sheets in their last three matches.
Spartak Moscow began their Europa League campaign with a 1-0 defeat at home to Legia Warsaw. They struggled to find their rhythm in the final third and were punished by an injury time winner from the Polish team.
The defeat to Legia Warsaw is a pointer to Spartak Moscow’s difficult start to the season. Rui Vitoria's men have claimed just three wins from their last 10 matches across all competitions with six defeats in that run.
Goals have also been hard to come by for Spartak Moscow, who have failed to score in two of their last three matches.
How the bookies view it
Napoli have been installed as overwhelming favourites by the bookies with a home win priced at 7/25 by novibet. SBK is offering 11/1 for an unlikely Spartak Moscow victory while a draw is set at odds of 11/2 with bet365.
Head to head
This will be the first ever meeting between Napoli and Spartak Moscow.
Players to watch
Striker Victor Osimhen is the man in form for Napoli and has scored six goals in his last four matches. The Nigerian International also netted a brace in the opening fixture and could be tipped to score anytime at 19/20 with Unibet.
Napoli’s defence has also looked solid this season and have not conceded in their last three matches. Kostas Manolas and Kalidou Koulibaly often partner in central defence and will be confident of keepimg another clean sheet at 10/11 with betfair.
Anything else catch the eye?
Napoli have won to nil in their last three matches and that run could be tipped to continue at 21/20 with BetVictor. Having scored two or more goals in that run, they could also be considered in the -2 handicap market at 21/10 with Paddy Power.
Given Napoli’s defensive solidity in recent weeks, BTTS NO could also be on the cards at 20/23 with betfair.
This UEFA Europa League match between Napoli and Spartak Moscow will be played on Sep 30, 2021 and kick off at 17:45. Check below for our tipsters best Napoli vs Spartak Moscow prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.