Salzburg v Napoli Betting tips: Over 2.5, 2019-03-14

Europa League Tips

SALZBURG v NAPOLI
Europa League
Thursday 14th March 2019
Kickoff: 1855hrs
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.67 (odds taken at 02:24 GMT, 14 Mar 2019)

Salzburg are another side that are attempting to chase down a three-goal deficit in this 2nd leg on Thursday night in the round of 16 Europa League tie against Napoli as the betting tips continue at the Red Bull Arena.

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Salzburg Prediction

Although Salzburg were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at home by Sturm Graz on the weekend in the Austrian Bundesliga, this result extended Salzburg’s unbeaten run at home to a staggering 43 matches in all competitions, and yes this probably does cover all competitions!

The hosts have been absolutely dominant on home turf and not just domestically either; they’ve won 11 of their last 13 home ties in the Europa League and the goals have also flowed as well as 8 of these 13 matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals.

Salzburg know they need to score at least four goals here to qualify and they’ve hit this number on three occasions during this 13-match period with resounding wins against Viitorul 4-0 in 2017, 4-1 against Lazio in 2018 (a result which saw them overcome another similar deficit to progress in this competition) and a recent 4-0 win over Club Brugge last month.

The hosts also possess a number of key attacking players who have provided goals this season such as midfielder Junuzovic (4 goals) and forwards Dabour (11 goals), Prevljak (9 goals), Wolf (5 goals) and Minamino (4 goals) – one feels they’ll need all of these players firing on all cylinders to get across the line here.

 

Key-Facts – Salzburg v Napoli

  • Salzburg have won 11 of their last 13 home ties in the Europa League
  • 8 of Salzburg’s last 13 home ties have seen over 2.5 goals
  • Napoli have scored in 7 of their last 11 away ties in the Europa League

 

Napoli Prediction

Napoli are just 90 minutes away from booking their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League after being narrowly edged out by Liverpool in Group C in the group stage of the Champions League earlier this season.

The Italian club must feel they stand every chance of progressing here but they’ll be wary of this Salzburg outfit who dumped fellow compatriots Lazio out of the Europa League last season with a similar mountain to climb and recorded an emphatic 4-1 win in the home leg to knock the Italian side out of the competition.

Napoli themselves are in pretty reasonable shape having lost just once in their last nine matches in all competitions which was a 2-1 loss at home to Juventus in Serie A, while they’ve lost just twice in their last 11 away ties in the Europa League.

Despite the expectation that Salzburg will throw the kitchen sink at Napoli on Thursday night, the visitors know that scoring even just one goal will more than likely sink their opponents.

Betting Tips Verdict

Salzburg have to go for it here and they should get on the scoresheet while Napoli will have chances to hit them on the break. Expect some goals here.


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