There are no traveling fans allowed in the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Wednesday and this will only boost Napoli’s hopes of Champions League progression further.
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A team that has become the most feared in Italy, is quickly becoming one of the most feared across Europe. Can Napoli go all the way and win this season’s Champions League?
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After earning themselves a 2-0 win in the first leg of this Champions League Round of 16 tie, Napoli are certainly in the box seat as far as further progress in the competition goes. Not only do they have a two-goal advantage to their name, but they still have a home fixture to play.
One that will come around on Wednesday, as Luciano Spaletti’s men welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. With that being said, although the team are welcome, the support of the German outfit are not.
Last season’s Europa League winners will have to enter the cauldron with nothing in the way of noise to roar them on. The club have been punished due to previous irregularities concerning ticket sales, now they must make sure that they are not punished on the field of play,
Something that will certainly be easier than done when you look at the makeup of this current Napoli crop. They are already miles clear in terms of the Serie A title race – that is if you can even call it that and they can afford to give even more attention to this season’s Champions League.
To the point where the Naples-based outfit must be considered as one of the favourites to win the title. Not the favourite but certainly not a team you would want to meet between now and June’s final in Istanbul.
Of course, manager Spaletti will be aware that his players cannot take their eyes off the ball and still have a job to complete on Wednesday night. It is just a case that the job has become so much easier after the win in Frankfurt last month.,
With both Victor Osimhen and Giovanni Di Lorenzo getting their names on the scoresheet, it was a win that could be described as routine. While you could also say the same about their last outing on a domestic front.
The visit of Atalanta could have gone the same way as their recent defeat to Lazio. Thankfully for the current Serie A leaders, things went precisely to plan as they recorded another 2-0 win in the history books.
While it is fair to say that Eintracht Frankfurt will arrive in Italy feeling out of sorts. Defeat in the first leg at home currently goes alongside no league win in their last three Bundesliga outings and just two points from the last nine on offer.
With that in mind, it is time to look at the first of my two midweek betting tips. First up I am focusing on the man who opened the scoring in Frankfurt. That man was Victor Osimhen and I am backing him to repeat that feat at odds of 15/4.
In addition to this, I am also going to offer up a correct score pick. Napoli could apply the brake pedal here, but I believe they are only going to turn the screw further and that is why I have opted for a 3-0 home win at odds of 9/1.
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