Spartak Moscow vs NapoliUEFA Europa League, KO: 15:30 Nov 24, 2021, Otkrytiye Arena
Napoli will be looking to strengthen their hold on top spot in Group C of the UEFA Europa League as they travel to Spartak Moscow. The Italians have won their last two matches in the competition and should have too much for Spartak.
Spartak Moscow are in need of a win as their campaign appears to be getting steadily worse as the season progresses. They are winless in their last seven matches across all competitions and suffered a 2-1 defeat to Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League on Saturday.
Things are not much better for Spartak Moscow in the Europa League where they have claimed just one win from their four matches in Group C. Rui Vitoria’s men have suffered two defeats in that run and earned a 1-1 draw at Leicester City in their previous fixture in the competition.
Spartak Moscow have also failed to make their home matches count and are winless in their last four matches at Otkrytiye Arena. They have lost their last two home matches in the Europa League and were beaten 4-3 by Leicester City in their previous fixture in front of their fans.
Although Napoli are top of Serie A, they have looked slightly off colour lately and travel to Moscow off the back of their first domestic defeat. They were beaten 3-2 by Inter Milan and manager Luciano Spalletti will be expecting a reaction from his team on Wednesday.
After making a slow start to the Europa League, Napoli appear to have turned their fortunes around in recent weeks. They have won their last two matches and claimed a 4-1 victory at Legia Warsaw in their previous fixture.
Goals have come easy for Napoli in the Europa League having found the net 11 times in just four matches. However, the trade-off is a shaky backline that has conceded six times in that run.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have Napoli as overwhelming favourites with SBK offering odds of 3/5 for an away win. A victory for Spartak Moscow is valued at 5/1 by Quinnbet while a draw is set at odds of 7/2 by betfair.
Head to head
The only previous meeting between Spartak Moscow and Napoli was the reverse fixture which the Russians won 3-2.
Players to watch
Spartak Moscow may be struggling at the moment but Quincy Promes could be worth keeping an eye on with his pace often a problem for defenders. The Dutch winger netted a brace in the reverse fixture and is priced at 17/6 by Vbet to find the net.
Striker Victor Osimhen suffered a head injury against Inter Milan and is ruled out of Wednesday’s fixture. Dries Mertens was on target in that game and could be tipped to get on the score sheet at 11/8 with Unibet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Spartak Moscow and Napoli produced over 4.5 goals in the reverse fixture and could be set for a repeat at 4/1 with BetVictor. Over 3.5 goals is priced at 13/8 with Unibet while over 2.5 goals is set at odds of 33/50 with 10bet.
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