The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 continues Tuesday, February 21, 2023, with Eintracht Frankfurt taking on Napoli in the first leg at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany, so we have prepared the best betting pick, tips, and odds.
Eintracht Frankfurt – Napoli Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds (21.2.2023)
Napoli are dominating the Serie A, and the Blues hope to replicate their league form when they enter the UEFA Champions League knock-out stage. The Eagles, on the other side, have played well of late, especially at home, so we are expecting to see a great battle in Frankfurt this Tuesday.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Napoli: Initial Situation
Napoli finished the group phase atop Group A with 15 points (W5, L1) and a 20:6 goal difference. Eintracht Frankfurt were second in Group D with ten points (W3, D1, L2) and a 7:8 goal difference. The Eagles have won their final two games over Sporting 2-1 and Marseille 2-1 to sneak into the knock-out phase.
Eintracht Frnkfurt Stats & Form
Eintracht Frankfurt are coming off Saturday’s 2-0 home victory against Werder Bremen in the German Bundesliga. It was the Eagles’ third win in four games in all competitions and their fourth consecutive home victory in the Bundesliga. During that four-game home stretch, the Eagles have scored a whopping 12 goals.
Striker Randal Kolo Muani has been the Eagles’ best player so far this season. He’s accounted for 15 goals and 14 assists in 30 appearances in all competitions. Midfielder Daichi Kamada has 13 goals and five dishes on his season tally, and fellow midfielder Jesper Lindstrom had recorded nine goals and four assists. Manager Oliver Glasner can count on all of his important first-team players, as midfielder Sebastian Rode is expected to return from illness.
Napoli Stats & Form
The Blues are rolling on a five-game winning streak following Friday’s 2-0 road victory against Sassuolo. They’ve only conceded one goal in that five-game span while scoring 12 in return. The Blues have also won four consecutive contests away from home, registering a 9:0 goal difference in the process.
Pacey striker Victor Osimhen is the Blues’ leading scorer with 19 goals in just 23 appearances in all competitions this season. Winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been outstanding thus far, racking up 12 goals and 14 assists across 24 apps, while midfielder Piotr Zielinski has accounted for six goals and eight dishes in 30 games. Manager Luciano Spalletti is without forward Giacomo Raspadori (five goals in 21 apps), who’s been a fringe player for Napoli in 2022-23.
Eintracht Frankfurt – Napoli: Head-to-Head
The Eagles and Blues lock horns for the first time since 1994 when Eintracht Frankfurt eliminated Napoli from the UEFA Cup. Eintracht beat Napoli 1-0 in both legs.
Eintracht Frankfurt – Napoli Odds
The Blues are enjoying a wonderful Serie A campaign. They’ve won five of their six games in the Champions League group stage, so the bookies are expecting the Blues to beat the Eagles in the first leg of their Round of 16 matchup. The Over 2.5 Goals sits at 1.75 on Unibet Sportsbook, while Both Teams to Score YES pays 1.65 at bet365.
Napoli haven’t allowed a single goal in four straight outings on the road, and that will change when the Blues take on the Eagles, who have been prolific at home over the last few weeks. The Blues are dominating Serie A, but the Eagles are a much better team than the vast majority of the Italian top tier. I would be surprised if Napoli fail to score, though both teams could easily take a cautious approach in the first leg. The stake is huge, but I’m still looking for Both Teams to Score YES to hit at Deutsche Bank Park.
Betting tip and prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt – Napoli (21.2.2023)
Napoli haven’t allowed a single goal in four straight outings on the road, and that will change when the Blues take on the Eagles, who have been prolific at home over the last few weeks. The Blues are dominating Serie A, but the Eagles are a much better team than the vast majority of the Italian top tier.
I would be surprised if Napoli fail to score, though both teams could easily take a cautious approach in the first leg. The stake is huge, but I’m still looking for Both Teams to Score YES to hit at Deutsche Bank Park.