Spartak Moscow at Napoli
September 30, 2021 12:45 pm EDT
The Line: Napoli -390 / Spartak Moscow +950 // Total: 3.5
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Napoli and Spartak Moscow face off on Thursday in a key Europa League group stage showdown at the Stadio San Paolo.
Napoli currently sits in second place in the Group C standings having picked up only one point. Napoli’s first game came against Leicester City in the Europa League, and even though they fell behind 2-0, they were able to score a couple of goals late to pull out a point. Since that game, Napoli has played three games, and they were able to win each of the games. Napoli outscored their opponents 10-0 during that stretch of games. In the last game, Napoli had 17 shots with seven of them going on target. They had 69 percent of the possession, and in this game it’s going to be all about the pressure. If they can keep possession, they are going to be in very good shape to come away with the victory.
On the other side of this matchup is Spartak Moscow who sits in 4th place in Group C sitting with zero points. They actually played pretty well against Legia Warsaw, but they did give up a goal in the 91st minute and that was the difference in the defeat. In Spartak Moscow’s last game, the offense was good, scoring a goal in the 3rd minute and the 29th minute, and that was the difference as they came away with the victory. He did have 10 shots on goal and limited FC Ufa to only two shots. In this game, Spartak Moscow needs the defense to be good, or this could be a long game.
Napoli is going to win this game, but at -390 there is no value to lay with them, Napoli’s offense has been elite heading into this game and they are going to find offensive success in this game. I expect Napoli will score at least three goals in this one, and their defense will concede one to Spartak Moscow. Back the over 3.5 goals.