Dinamo Mosca – Napoli Europa League Match Preview 19/03/15
Rafa Benitez and his Napoli face a trip to Khimki this week with half a leg already in the quarter finals of the Europa League. In the home leg, a Gonzalo Higuain hat-trick put Napoli in a strong position to qualify for the next round, but Rafael Benitez’s men must do a professional job in Russia this week, with Dinamo Moscow looking strong at home, winning their last four matches, including games against Anderlecht and PSV. Stanislav Cherchesov’s side made a perfect start to their last 16 clash in Naples last week, with Kevin Kuranyi giving them the lead after just two minutes. However, the tie didn’t get much better than that for the visitors, as they were defeated and lost Roman Zobnin after two yellow cards. In addition to being without the services of the suspended Zobnin, midfielder Igor Denisov will also be unavailable for Dinamo as he is injured. A top football prediction suggests they have an uphill task ahead of them, but Thursday’s hosts shouldn’t be ruled out at all as last week’s result their only defeat in the competition this season. Dinamo Mosca have won eight of their last 10 games in the Europa League, and have been an incredible side at home in the Russian Premier League, having lost only twice. Napoli go into this one after having lost away to Verona in Serie A but manager Benitez will hope for a reaction to this bad result. Juan Zuniga could make his first start since October after coming off the bench in last week’s first leg and has been named in the squad again as Benitez seeks to continue his quest to win the competition with a third different team.
Our Probable Formations:
Dinamo Mosca (4.4.2) Gabulov, Zoklov, Hubocan, Samba, Zhirkov, Valbuena, Yusupov, Vainqueur, Dzsudzsak, Kokorin and Kuranyi.
Napoli (18.104.22.168) Andujar, Henrique, Albiol, Britos, Ghoulam, David Lopez, Inler, Gabbiadini, Hamsik, Callejon and Higuain.
BetAdvisor Top Tips:
The best football pick would be one, in-between Aleksander Kokorin and Gonzaolo Higuain, to score anytime.
A top football prediction would be to bet an early goal and consider an over 2.5.
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