Napoli vs. Legia Warsaw 10/21/21 UEFA Europa League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Napoli vs. Legia Warsaw 10/21/21 UEFA Europa League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction player photo
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Napoli and Legia Warsaw face off on Thursday in a UEFA Europa League group stage showdown at Stadio San Paolo. 

Legia Warsaw currently sits in first place in Group C having picked up six points They won the first game against Spartak Moscow 1-0 and followed that up with a 1-0 against Leicester City. In the last game against Leicester City, they only had 35 percent of the possession and three shots on goal, but they still came away with the victory. Mahir Emreli was the goal scorer in the 31st minute. Their last game overall came on Sunday against Lech Poznan, and they were defeated 1-0. In each of the last three games, Legia Warsaw has only scored one goal and it’s going to be important in this game that they get more quality scoring chances. 

Napoli currently sits in 4th place in the standings having picked up one point. In the first game of the group stage, Napoli played to a 2-2 draw against Leicester City. In the second game against Spartak Moscow, the goal scoring was still there, putting two in the back of the net, but the defense struggled giving up three goals. Mario Rul also picked up a red card in the 30th minute, and he won’t be able to go in this game. In the last game, Napoli was able to beat Torino 1-0. That was a pretty even game, until Victor Osimhen scored the game-winner in the 81st minute. In this game, if Napoli can get some good scoring chances early, that will go a long way in winning this game. 

These are two teams who play very different game styles. Napoli likes to play an open-style game while Legia Warsaw likes to focus on defense. I expect Napoli is going to continue the successful goal scoring and this will be a high-scoring game. Back the over 3.5 to cash.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:Over 3.5 Goals