2/18/20 3 pm
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Granada is welcoming Napoli to Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in the Round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League.
Granada is not in good form, especially on the defensive end. Granada hasn’t won any of their last 4 games while losing 2 of those 4 games. Granada has had a tough group in the Europa League, but they did a solid job and they ended in 2nd place with 11 points, only 6 scored goals, and only 3 conceded goals. Granada’s defense has been shaky lately, and they have conceded 9 goals in their last 3 games while scoring 6 goals. In their last LaLiga match, Granada was hosting Atletico Madrid, and they have had only 38% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and only 63% of the correct passes. It wasn’t a great game for Granada, but they had a draw in the 66th minute. Unfortunately for Granada, they conceded another goal in the 75th minute, and they have lost this game 1-2. Suarez is Granada’s leading goalscorer in the Europa League with 2 goals. Lozano, Suarez, Milla, Soldado, and Sanchez are all injured for Granada. Some of these injuries are important for Granada, especially in the attacking end, but there is nothing that can be done about this, and Granada must go all in.
Napoli is coming off of an impressive win against Juventus in Serie A, and their confidence is now sky-high. Napoli has had only 37% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 77% of the correct passes. Napoli was patient in this game, and their defense was outstanding. With a goal from the penalty spot in the 31st minute, Napoli has won this match 1-0. Thanks to this win, Napoli is back on track, and they are now in 5th place in Serie A with 40 points, 45 scored goals, and 21 conceded goals. In the Europa League, Napoli has had one of the toughest groups, a group where we didn’t saw a lot of goals, but Napoli has done a good job, and they ended up winning this group with 11 points, 7 scored goals, and only 4 conceded goals. Politano is the leading goalscorer for Napoli in the Europa League with only 2 goals, while Zielinski added 1 goal and 1 assist. The injury list is quite long for Napoli, and Mertens, Manolas, Lozano, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Petagna, Hysay, Ospina, and Demme are all on that list. Napoli is a good team, but all the injuries could seriously hurt Napoli, and they have a tough game against Atalanta in Serie A this weekend.
I was thinking about giving Napoli a shot here, but Granada is a tough cookie, and Napoli has a ton of injuries. Honestly, this game could go either way, but I will give this a shot with a draw for a nice plus money.