Eintracht Frankfurt v Napoli – Betting preview
Napoli has not only separated itself from the competition in Italy this season thanks to a string of merciless performances and a growing number of goals, but they also shocked the world with their magnificent skills during the opening round of the Champions League.
The success-starved Partenopei already appear to be in line for their first Scudetto since 1990, but coach Luciano Spalletti may be excited about his club’s chances of making it all the way to Istanbul after they scored 20 goals in Group A, the highest of any team during the group stage.
Giacomo Raspadori (four goals, two assists), Piotr Zielinski (three goals, two assists), and wing wizard Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (two goals, three assists), in addition to Serie A’s Capocannoniere leader Victor Osimhen and several others, were all in excellent form as Napoli defeated Liverpool, Rangers, and Ajax.
More recently, the team from Campania rose up to the top of the standings by 18 points after defeating Sassuolo on the road on Friday. However, Inter’s victory against Udinese 24 hours later reduced their lead. Kvaratskhelia gave Spalletti’s team the lead after 12 minutes, and Osimhen added a second to give them their eighth consecutive Serie A victory.
Eintracht Frankfurt will play Napoli for the third time on Tuesday; the German team won the first two meetings in the UEFA Cup almost 30 years ago. In fact, they have only dropped two of their last 11 games against Italian opposition, and none since losing to Palermo in 2006.
Frankfurt, the current Europa League champions, are undoubtedly a team on the rise. They will now play in the Champions League knockout rounds as the 11th different German team, which is the most of any country.
Oliver Glasner became the first Austrian coach to win back-to-back games in the competition and to record three victories in a single season as Die Adler won their final two games of the group stage, both by a score of 2-1 against Sporting and Marseille. Die Adler thus snuck through to the knockout stages.
The club will play in its first knockout match in Europe’s premier competition in several generations if it advances to the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals. Of course, Tuesday’s opponents have a distinguished history in European Cup soccer, having fallen to Real Madrid in the legendary 1960 final. The current team will need to beat hot-hot Napoli in order to repeat such a feat this year.
1×2 Betting Odds
Both sides are full of confidence before this clash, which pits together two Champions League outsiders seeking to challenge Europe’s established order. In spite of Napoli’s prowess, a close-fought draw could be within Frankfurt’s compass if they can get in front: they have not lost when taking the lead in the league this season, winning 11 times and drawing twice.
The odds that the home side comes away with the victory stands @ 3.52.
The odds that the away side wins the first battle stands @ 2.24.
The possibility of a draw is @ 3.72.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.86.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.13.
Both sides are capable to score, so as the over/under suggest expect both sides to score and make an impact!