The Europa League match between Napoli and Leicester City features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Thursday December 9.
Bet Of The Day December 9 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
TODAY'S BEST BET | DECEMBER 9
We’re heading to the Europa League for today’s best bet as Napoli play host to Leicester in what is a must-win game for both teams.
Only two points separate first from last in Group C, meaning Napoli and Leicester can’t leave anything to chance on Thursday night.
Domestically, Napoli are the team in far better form coming into this clash. The Italian giants are third on the Serie A ladder and have won six of their eight home matches this season.
By contrast, Leicester are languishing in the bottom half of the ladder in the Premier League after a poor start to the season that has seen them win just five of 15 league games.
Leicester also don’t have much experience winning on the road in Europe and have never defeated a team from one of Europe’s top four leagues away.
Leicester also lost 1-0 away to Legia Warsaw earlier this campaign, highlighting their travelling struggles.
Napoli have a good record against English sides at home in Europe, going unbeaten in eight of their last 10 matches.
Leicester are winless in five of their last seven away matches in all competitions – these sides match-up fairly evenly, but Napoli hold the advantage in front of their home fans.
- Napoli have won six of their eight home league games this season
- Leicester are winless in five of their last seven away fixtures
- Leicester have won just five of their 15 EPL games this season
- Leicester lost 1-0 away to Legia Warsaw earlier this Europa League campaign
- Leicester have never defeated a team from Europe’s top four leagues away
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