Eintracht Frankfurt v Napoli – Betting preview
Napoli, who breezed through the group stage, returns to Champions League action on Tuesday when they travel to Germany to face Europa League champion Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Serie A leaders advanced to the round of 16 after winning their first five games, but the hosts rallied on the final day of Group D to take second place. The two are currently engaged in the opening leg of a tie that will determine who advances to the quarterfinals.
In total, Glasner’s team has won 10 games and lost only two of their last 19 matches in Europe. At home at Deutsche Bank Park, they have only lost one of their last nine continental games—a shocking 3-0 loss to Sporting in September.
With French World Cup star Randal Kolo Muani scoring seven goals in their previous six games, including the second in a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday night, Frankfurt have also emerged in the Bundesliga. An outstanding recent run has moved them into the top six.
Eintracht Frankfurt are currently in sixth place in the Bundesliga standings and have been fairly impressive so far this season.
Napoli, on the other hand, are at the top of the Serie A table at the moment and have been in exceptional form this season. The Neapolitan giants defeated Sassuolo by a comfortable 2-0 scoreline in their previous game and will look to take it up a notch this week.
Osimhen has scored 18 goals in his 19 top-flight outings, and Napoli has won 18 of their previous 19 league games. They have only lost once in the league this year, against second-placed Inter in their first game back from the World Cup, but they did lose to the bottom-feeding Cremonese in the Coppa Italia after fielding a depleted squad.
With their current success, the Azzurri may even win the Champions League for Italy for the first time since Jose Mourinho’s Inter in 2010, but they must first deal with the threat of a challenging last-16 opponent.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
On their finest days, Eintracht Frankfurt is a force to be reckoned with, yet they face one of the top squads in Europe. On paper, Napoli appears to be the superior team and ought to prevail in this match.
The odds of a victory for the home side stands @ 3.52.
Napoli has already surpassed expectations this season, so they intend to capitalise on their current strong run in Europe. This week, Victor Osimhen and Khvich Kvaratskhelia, who have both been practically unstoppable this season, will try to increase their goal totals.
The odds of win for Napoli stands @ 2.24.
The possibility of a stalemate stands @ 3.72.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.86.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.13.
Napoli are flying high in Serie A and the Champions League this season, they have a 15 points lead.
Expect a few goals in this one, with Napoli favourite to win!