Arsenal v Napoli Europa League betting preview and tips

21:00 Thu 11 Apr
Europa League
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: +105

Arsenal scrambled into the Europa League last eight despite losing 3-1 away to Rennes at the last sixteen stage, with the Gunners rallying to beat their French opponents 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium and they now have the daunting task of clashing against Napoli.

Unai Emery’s side might need to win this competition to qualify for the Champions League next term and they might need to win this first leg encounter before a reverse game in Naples that will surely be a tricky fixture.

One thing’s for sure, Arsenal are generally rock solid at the Emirates and they boast thirteen Premier League wins in front of their own supporters, while they have now overcome first leg deficits in Europe to beat BATE and Rennes.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains one of the more potent finishers in Europe and his brace against Rennes means that the Gabon forward now has 22 goals on the board, while Alexandre Lacazette is also likely to be selected for this encounter.

Napoli started the season in the Champions League and were pretty unlucky to run into Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool at the group stage, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side now looking to win this trophy and they are formidable opponents.

The Serie A side might eventually find a way into the last four of the competition, although they haven’t been completely bombproof away from home this season and often come a cropper against the top teams.

Napoli have failed to win six times on the road in Serie A and three of those games have finished in defeat, while they have scored a modest nineteen goals in thirteen away games.

The approach here will surely be to keep things tight, although Liverpool managed a 1-0 win against Napoli in the Champions League and Arsenal will surely have too much firepower not to score in this clash.

Napoli also lost 3-1 away to Salzburg in the previous round of the Europa League. Although the damage had already been done after a 3-0 win in Naples, it still set the alarm bells ringing.

Arsenal to win @ 2.05 with bet365

Team News

Arsenal: 3-4-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Napoli: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Petr Cech
  • 18
    Nacho Monreal
  • 06
    Laurent Koscielny
  • 05
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos
  • 31
    Sead Kolasinac
  • 08
    Aaron Ramsey
  • 11
    Lucas Torreira
  • 15
    Ainsley Maitland-Niles
  • 14
    Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
  • 10
    Mesut Özil
  • 09
    Alexandre Lacazette
  • 01
    Alex Meret
  • 23
    Elseid Hysaj
  • 19
    Nikola Maksimovic
  • 26
    Kalidou Koulibaly
  • 06
    Mario Rui
  • 07
    Jose Maria Callejon
  • 05
    Allan Marques Loureiro
  • 08
    Fabián Ruiz Peña
  • 20
    Piotr Zielinski
  • 24
    Lorenzo Insigne
  • 14
    Dries Mertens