RB Leipzig vs Napoli Preview

RB Leipzig vs Napoli

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Red Bull Arena Leipzig

Date: 22nd February 2018

Kick-off time – 18:00 GMT

Many observers were shocked that RB Leipzig won the first leg of this game away from home, but Napoli and their fans did not expect so much from that game as their coach has already declared that they don’t have the squad for a European competition and winning the Scudetto is their ultimate aim.

The host is firmly in control of this encounter and their fans would be feeling this may be their only chance of returning to the Champions League next season.

They lost their last league match, which took them to 5th in the Bundesliga table and they will be looking to get back to winning ways here.

Leipzig have scored in every single game they have played in Europe this season, and 73% of their home league games have seen both teams find the back of the net.

In Timo Werner they have an attacker that has scored 4 goals in his last 5 European games and he will be looking to get one here also.

Napoli would be unlikely to commit to a comeback win in this game and Mauricio Sari could even rest his key players for Serie A action.

They have won 11 of their last 13 games, but their two losses in that period has come in cup games.

They also lost all their three away games in the Champions League this season, making a win here more unlikely.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

RB Leipzig

W RB Leipzig 2-0 FC Augsburg 9 Feb, 2018 German Bundesliga
W Borussia Monchengladbach 0-1 RB Leipzig 3 Feb, 2018 German Bundesliga
D RB Leipzig 1-1 Hamburg SV 27 Jan, 2018 German Bundesliga
L SC Freiburg 2-1 RB Leipzig 20 Jan, 2018 German Bundesliga
W RB Leipzig 3-1 Schalke 04 13 Jan, 2018 German Bundesliga


W Napoli 4-1 Lazio 10 Feb, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Benevento 0-2 Napoli 4 Feb, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Napoli 3-1 Bologna 28 Jan, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Atalanta 0-1 Napoli 21 Jan, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Napoli 2-0 Hellas Verona 6 Jan, 2018 Italian Serie A


No previous meetings between these two sides.


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