Swansea gave a good account of themselves in the first leg of their Europa League tie against Napoli but crucially they failed to find a way through the visitors’ resilient defence at the Liberty Stadium and subsequently they head to Italy for the second leg with little to cling on to.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the Serie A high-flyers are now just 2/5 at betway to progress to the next stage and although they don’t have the benefit of an away goal, Rafa Benitez’s men are firmly in the driving seat.
A victory on their own patch will see them eliminate Garry Monk’s side and bet365 chalk Napoli up at 1/2 to prevail in 90 minutes.
Moreover, as the Swans were unable to strike on their own patch, it’s difficult to see them breaking down the Italians in the Stadio San Paolo and subsequently a home win ‘to nil’ looks a banker at 6/4 via BetVictor.
Napoli should come out on top with a bit to spare so they’re worth an interest in Skybet’s handicaps at 5/4 when starting a goal in arrears while Winner.com rate the hosts at a generous 13/2 to notch twice without reply.
The best bet in Naples however, is Coral’s 9/2 for Gonzalo Higuain to open the scoring. Napoli’s top scorer this term, the Argentine front man has found the net in all three of their home matches in Europe and if he can grab four goals in the Champions League group stages he has the quality to shine in this contest.
Gonzalo Higuain to score first – 9/2 (Coral)