Today’s article will cover the most anticipated game of tomorrow’s Europa League- Leicester City vs Napoli! The Foxes will host the Italian giants Napoli in the quest of lifting their first-ever Europa League title. Leicester City is coming to this game after losing to Manchester City by one goal to nil. Bernardo Silva’s goal from close range sealed their loss. Leicester City has been pretty inconsistent this season. Yes, it is pretty early to judge. The EPL has just now started. But a team of their caliber is not performing up to the mark. In the four games which they have played, Leicester has two wins and two losses. Jamie Vardy has failed to display his striking abilities. The Foxes’ defense has crumbled this season. It has always been their strength.
Napoli has appointed a new manager before the start of the season- Luciano Spalletti. He did not fail their trust as Napoli beat nine times champions, Juventus- 2-1. Napoli was one goal down before Politano and Koulibaly struck in the second half to secure the victory. Napoli has played three games till now in the league and won all of them. The Neapolitans are the favorites to win the scudetto this season. Spalletti’s side has a well-balanced squad that is capable enough to win the league. Both the sides, who could not make it to the top four last season, ended up in fifth place. That’s why both have qualified for the Europa League. Napoli is a team where the Maradona used to play. After years of rebuilding, it seems Napoli has found their mojo back. So let’s analyze Leicester City vs Napoli.
How To Stream Leicester City vs Napoli: Channels & Kick-Off Time
Since the arrival of Luciano Spalletti, Napoli has become a different club. Their way of playing has changed. Their players have reached new levels of greatness. Leicester City vs Napoli will happen on 17th September. The Italians will be traveling away to England to play Leicester City at their home. They will be playing in The Kings Stadium, the home stadium of Leicester City. The match will happen at 12:30 AM (IST). That means the game will be kick off on Wednesday night. The Sony Ten Sports channel will be broadcasting the match in India. If you are watching online, you can enjoy the live coverage on the Hotstar app. BT Sport 3 will be providing the live broadcast too. You can get it on BT Sports App. If you are busy on social media, then you can watch the match on Facebook Tv or YouTube
The Foxes’ first-choice goalkeeper, Schmeichel will start the game. His keeping abilities especially diving are simply brilliant. The backline will be consisting of Castagne, Vestergaard, Soyuncu, and Bertrand. For years, they have made a formidable defensive line. There will be a four-man midfield. Which will be mostly- Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, and Barnes. The attack will consist of Daka and their loyal and legendary striker Jamie Vardy. If Vardy fails to perform, then Napoli will be most likely to take all the three points home. Without James Justin and Fofana, Napoli will easily break the defense of Leicester City.
The line-up for Napoli. Napoli’s first-choice goalie-Ospina will start the game. The backline is composed of Di Lorenzo, Kostas Manolas, Kalidou Koulibaly and Ruis. Napoli’s defensive line is of the strongest in Europe. Anguissa, Elmas, and Ruiz are the strategic midfielders. Elmas is the CAM and is the most important midfielder of Napoli. Politano, Osiano, Lozano together form one of the most attacking trios in the whole of Italy. Napoli will miss their captain and their best player, Lorenzo Insigne who is injured.
Leicester City vs Napoli->Prediction:
Leicester City is against the toughest opponents they have faced in this group to date. Napoli is a team that prefers to wins every game possible. They will be without their superstar Lorenzo Insigne, but they are still more favorable to win the match. Leicester is without their best defender Justin James. Alex Ferguson once said, “Attack wins you games, Defence wins you titles”. With players like Politano and Lozano, Napoli can split apart Leicester’s defense. But if Jamie Vardy decides to play his A-game, then Leicester will take the three points home! It all depends upon the performance of the players.