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Napoli vs Villarreal Betting Tips and Predictions

Published on 8:05pm GMT 25 February 2016

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      Napoli vs Villarreal Predictions


      Villarreal take a 1-0 lead into the 2nd leg thanks to Denis Suarez’s late strike last Thursday. They also drew 0-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday to record their 5th consecutive clean sheet and they will need all their defensive metal here to see this one through. The Yellow Submarine are 4th in La Liga and looking good for the Champions League next term but will feel they have a good chance in this competition if they can see off Napoli, one of the favourites to win it.

      Having previously won 9 out of 10 matches in all competitions, Napoli have stuttered a bit over the past 10 days. 1 point from 2 games in Serie A has seen them fall to 2nd place behind Juventus and although league glory remains their ultimate objective they’ll be keen to turn this tie around having looked the outstanding side in the competition throughout the group phase when they won all 6 matches.

      Reason for Betting Tips

      Villarreal’s game-plan is likely to replicate their approach at Atletico Madrid on Sunday. They will be compact and hard to break down and with a defensive record like theirs may feel they are capable of playing out a 0-0 draw that would see them through. Napoli will have to work hard to create chances and have only netted once in their last 3 matches so aren’t at their best right now. Therefore backing there to be under 2.5 goals at 17/20 looks a sensible idea here.

      Recent Form

      All competitions, most recent first:

      Napoli: DLLWWW

      Villarreal: DWWDWD


      There have been under 2.5 goals in all of Villarreal’s last 5 matches and all of Napoli’s last 5 matches.

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      Napoli: Should have a fully fit squad to choose from.

      Villarreal: Jimenez is suspended for the visitors, while Dos Santos and Samu will miss out through injury.

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