One of the most titled clubs of Switzerland will compete in one-sixteenth with the Italian Grand. Who will be the winner of the two-legged duel – Zurich or Napoli? The largest bookmakers think that the advantage is on the side of the representative of Italy. But let's look at the stats of the teams. And then try to give a prediction for the result of their first face to face meeting.
The wards of Louis of Mangina not too pampered their fans with good results. But, at least, trying to speak steadily. Last season, Zurich finished in fourth place of the championship. And after nineteen rounds of this season's team is located in the same place. And leader, the young boys, she is definitely not to catch up. But for the silver or bronze is still possible to fight with Basel and Thun.
In the Europa League the Swiss club have not got the toughest group. And it is to be expected ranked second, behind Bayer Leverkusen. Now, Zurich will meet with a truly difficult opponent.
The Italian team much more accustomed to the Champions League than LE. And in the internal championship the defending silver medalist of the Series And close to win second place. After twenty-one round of the team Carlo Ancelotti firmly settled on it, second only to Juventus, but separated by eight points from inter, and thirteen from Milan.
In the fall, the players of Napoli lost the fight for the playoffs of the Champions League as its more successful rivals in the group – PSG and Liverpool. Now leaves the team, its leader, Marek hamšík, who decided to move to China. Will the "Partenopei" without him to get into one-eighth of the Europa League?
Still with or without SSC Napoli, but Napoli is much stronger than the modest Swiss team. Our forecast will not be a miracle – away win.
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