Salzburg v Napoli Predictions & Betting Odds – 23rd October 2019

Austrian Champions can upset Napoli

Salzburg v Napoli Betting Tips – Champions League, 23rd October 8.00pm

Group E is sitting wide open at the moment after two rounds of action. Napoli top the pile by a point only over Salzburg. While Salzburg lost last time out against Liverpool, they put on a tremendous show and really had the reigning European champions rattled. Will they be able to down Napoli? Read our predictions for Salzburg v Napoli.

Salzburg v Napoli Betting Odds*

1 X 2
29/20 29/10 6/4

Champions League Betting at Bet365

Salzburg News and Form – Can Salzburg topple Napoli?

Revenge may be on the mind of Salzburg in this one. In last season’s Europa League, their campaign was ended by Napoli in the round of sixteen. Salzburg won the home leg of the tie 3-1 though. This is the Austrian team’s first Champions League group stage campaign since the 94/95 season. They kicked it off in style with a 6-2 win over Genk. They then fired off another three goals in their second match, away at Liverpool.

Salzburg HT Win


They did, however, lose 4-3 at Anfield, but they really took Liverpool on and impressed in the fixture, did Salzburg. The Austrian Champions, based on those first two performances, are likely to cause Napoli some problems. This is only their second group stage appearance so are a bit green, but will be looking to improve on their third-place finish from that 94/95 campaign.

Salzburg are unbeaten in their last 19 European games, winning 15 of them. That’s a superb record. They have claimed a win in all but one of their last 10 European games on home soil (qualification matches included). Salzburg are currently on a six-match winning streak on home soil. They have home form and have proven already that they have the goals in them to trouble opponents.

Salzburg v Napoli Head to Head

Salzburg and Napoli met in last season’s Europa League Rd 16
The two of them earned home wins in the tie
Napoli prevailed 7-6 on aggregate
Both scored exactly three goals in their respective home wins


Key-Facts – Salzburg v Napoli

  • Napoli have only won 1 of their last 7 European road games
  • Salzburg are undefeated in 19 European games
  • The Austrians have scored 9 goals in their two group stage games


Napoli News and Form – Will Napoli survive a trip to Austria?

After beating Liverpool in their opening game of the campaign, Napoli will have been massively disappointed to have only played out a 0-0 draw with Genk on match day two. That was points wasted by the Partenopei. Will it come back to haunt them? They go into action for match day three top of the group and a win will keep them there and in good standings. Out on the road in last season’s campaign, Napoli only took two points.

The Italians have failed to collect a win in any of their last eight road games in the Champions League, losing five of those. In their last 16 Champions League matches home and away combined, Napoli have only come up with the five wins. All five of those victories were on home soil as well. Napoli have one win in their last seven away games in Europe (D3 L3), which was a success at Zurich in last season’s Europa League.

Salzburg v Napoli Tips & Odds

Home win at 29/20
Over 3.5 goals at 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 19th, 2019 at 1:12 p.m.)

Salzburg v Napoli Predictions

Salzburg to win: Salzburg got the better of Napoli on home soil last season and they can probably do it again. You would expect more out of Napoli at home than on the road, and the positive nature of Salzburg may win the day. Home win.