Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk vs Napoli
|Date & Time||Thursday May 7, 2015, 4:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Napoli 4/9 Draw 15/4 Dnipro 15/2
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Napoli host Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the second semi final of the Europa League with Rafa Benitez side coming into this game in strong form having won four of their last six games. Napoli have an abundance of talent with Callejon, Higuain, Hamsik and Mertens all goal scorers and the recently signed Gabbiadini finding his feet in Naples in recent weeks. Napoli are a team that have under achieved this season, knocked out of the title race and falling down to fourth in the league has left Napoli in danger of missing out on the Champions League next season unless they win the Europa League. This is a huge chance for Napoli to get themselves back in the biggest European competition and the benefits of which are immeasurable with an ability to attract better players among the top benefit. Napoli simply put must win this competition.
Dnipro have proven themselves to be a very tough nut to crack in this competition and have beaten favoured teams in both of the last two rounds as they dispatched Bruge and Ajax respectively. Dnipro will look to Kalinic , Seleznyov and konoplyanko are the key attacking figures for Dnipro but their success this season has been based on their terrific defence. Dnipro have kept seven clean sheets in twelve games in the competition and will look to their defence again on Thursday as they try to contain Napoli's potent offence.
Tough one to call here, I like Napoli to get the win but I think Dnipro will make this tough. At 4/9 Napoli dont represent much value. I'm going to go with Napoli in the corners market, I think this will be a case of backs to the wall for Dnipro and Napoli over 6 corners is available at 10/11 and taking a bit of over 8 corners at 3/1 may be a wise investment as well.