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Napoli vs. Leicester City 12/9/21 UEFA Europa League Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds

Leicester City at Napoli
December 9, 2021 12:45 pm EDT
The Line: Napoli +115 / Leicester City +225 // Total: 2.5
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Napoli and Leicester City face off on Thursday in Matchday 6 in Group C of the Europa League at Stadio San Paolo. This is a tight group with everyone still alive to advance to the next round. When these two teams faced off on September 16th the two teams played to a 2-2 draw. 

Leicester City currently sits in first place in Group C with eight points. Their last game was against Legia Warsaw and the offense was the difference in that game, putting up three goals. Leicester City only had four shots on goal in that game, but three of those went in the back of the net. Each of those three goals happened in the first 33 minutes of the game. In the Premier League though, Leicester City has been inconsistent and they are coming off a loss where they gave up two goals. In each of the last three games. Leicester City has given up two goals, and in this game, if they want to find success they are going to need the defense to be strong to come away with the victory. 

Napoli currently sits in 3rd place of Group C having picked up seven points. The last game for Napoli in the Premier League was against Spartak Moscow and they were defeated 2-1. They allowed two goals in the first 28 minutes, and the offense couldn’t get enough going as they were defeated. Elif Elmas did score a goal in the 64th minute, but it wasn’t enough as they lost by the goal. Since that point, Napoli has won a game, lost a game, and played to a draw in the other game. In the last game against Atalanta, the defense really struggled giving up three goals, and that led to a goal defeat. In this game, if Napoli wants to win this game it’s also going to be important that the defense steps up and makes life tough on Leicester City. 

Who is going to win this game is really anyone’s guess with how inconsistent both teams have been with their defense, but one thing is for sure, they are both going to struggle to defend in this game. I expect Leicester City is going to score at least two goals, and Napoli will also score a few goals. Back the over 3.5 cash

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Over 3.5 Goals

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