Thursday 15 Feb

Napoli vs. Leipzig Match Preview

15 Feb 2018 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage

SSC Napoli

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W


20:05 GMT
15 February 2018

RB Leipzig

  • W
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • W

20:05 GMT 15 February 2018

The Napoli vs. Leipzig match will be played on Thursday, February 15, at the San Paolo Stadium, Napoli. This is the first leg match of Europa League first knockout phase. Both Napoli and Leipzig finished third in their Champions League groups. Napoli currently leads in Serie A, while Leipzig is second in Bundesliga.


  • Napoli won their last five games in all competitions. They scored at least once in ten matches in a row.
  • Leipzig was defeated only once in their last six matches. In their last two matches they recorded a victory without conceding a goal.


The upcoming game will be the first between these two teams.


Napoli is focused on Serie A, where they have a historic chance to win the title, the first after Maradona generation. They are flawless at the moment and so far they are playing impressive under huge pressure from Juventus. In Champions League they finished behind Shakhtar and Manchester City, which was slightly disappointing, but Serie A title is more important for them anyway. That doesn't mean Europa League is irrelevant, on the contrary. Napoli will do everything in their power to win the title in this competition, but their next opponent will be a serious challenge. Milik, Ghoulam and Chiriches will miss the upcoming game because of injuries, all other players will be at Sarri's disposal.

Latest matches: SSC Napoli

10.02.2018 Seri SSC Napoli Lazio Roma 4:1 W
04.02.2018 Seri Benevento Calcio SSC Napoli 0:2 W
28.01.2018 Seri SSC Napoli Bologna FC 3:1 W
21.01.2018 Seri Atalanta Bergamasca SSC Napoli 0:1 W
06.01.2018 Seri SSC Napoli Hellas Verona 2:0 W


Leipzig is second in Bundesliga, behind unstoppable Bayern Munich. In their Champions League debut they got an easy group with Besiktas, Porto and Monaco, but they failed to qualify for the knockout phase. Europa League is not that important for them, but we mustn't forget that Leipzig is not a club with tradition, so every European match should carry a great motive for them. Halstenberg and Forsberg are injured for the upcoming game.

Latest matches: RB Leipzig

09.02.2018 Bund RB Leipzig FC Augsburg 2:0 W
03.02.2018 Bund Monchengladbach RB Leipzig 0:1 W
27.01.2018 Bund RB Leipzig Hamburger SV 1:1 D
20.01.2018 Bund SC Freiburg RB Leipzig 2:1 L
13.01.2018 Bund RB Leipzig FC Schalke 04 3:1 W


Napoli is certainly a favorite in the upcoming game. We expect both teams to score at least one goal.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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