The leader of Serie A will fight with the winner of last season’s Europa League for a ticket to the 1/4 finals of the Champions League.
On Tuesday, February 21, the first match of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League will take place, in which the German “Eintracht” will compete with the Italian “Napoli”.
The confrontation between the winner of the Europa League and the leader of Serie A will take place at the Deutsche Bank Park stadium in Frankfurt.
At the group stage of the Champions League, Eintracht took second place in Group D with the English “Tottenham” (0:0 draw, 2:3 loss), the French “Marseille” (two wins 1:0 and 2:1) and the Portuguese ” Sporting” (loss 0:3, victory 2:1).
Things are going relatively well for Eintracht this season in the Bundesliga. The team is in 6th place in the tournament table with 38 points. At the same time, the gap from the fourth place is only two points, and from the first place – five.
In the last five matches, “Eintracht” won three, lost once and ended one match in a draw.
“Napoli” had a great group stage of the Champions League, taking first place in the group with the English “Liverpool” (win 4:1, loss 0:2), Scottish “Rangers” (two wins – 3:0, 3:0) and the Dutch ” “Ajax” (two victories – 6:1 and 4:2).
In the Italian championship, “Napoli” is also showing amazing results this season. After 23 rounds, Luciano Spalletti’s team confidently leads the standings with 62 points. The gap from the second place is 15 points.
“Napoli” approaches the duel with “Eintracht” in excellent form. In the last five matches, Spalletti’s wards won five with a total score of 12:1.
Eintracht – Napoli: prediction
Despite the fact that “Napoli” plays the first match against “Eintracht” on the road, it is the Neapolitans who are considered favorites by the bookmakers.
The coefficient for the victory of the Italian club is 2.18. You can bet on the victory of the representative of the Bundesliga with a coefficient of 3.30. Night – 3.65.
According to analysts, the match “Eintracht” – “Napoli” should be effective: the total more than 2.5 goals goes for 1.82, and the total less than 2.5 goals – for 2.05. If the hosts score, the odds are 1.36. Away goal is available in bookmakers with odds of 1.23. You can bet on “both will score” for 1.68.
Bookmakers consider a draw with a score of 1:1 as the most likely outcome of the match. The coefficient of this event is 7.10.
Bookmakers do not really believe in the exit of “Eintracht” to the 1/4 finals of the Champions League. Thus, the coefficient for the passage of the German club to the next round of the tournament is estimated at a coefficient of 3.21, and for the passage of “Napoli” – 1.38.
Eintracht – Napoli: broadcast
MEGOGO video service will broadcast live the match between German and Italian clubs in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League on the territory of Ukraine.
The meeting starts at 22:00 Kyiv time.
As a reminder, the final of the 2022/2023 Champions League season will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.
Real Madrid is the current winner of the tournament. In the final of last season, the Spanish club beat Liverpool.