The strongest club in Austria – Salzburg – sent on a visit to Napoli to play first match of 1/8 LE. If the forces of the Austrians to deal with the Italian giants? The official bookmakers of Russia (and the rest of the world) to doubt it. However, let's take a closer look at the situation of both teams in those competitions where they are now involved.
The team led by Carlo Ancelotti last spring, finished in the La Liga second. And has all chances to repeat his achievement in this season of the Italian championship. After twenty-five matches Napoli once again took second position, with fifty-six points. This will not be enough to catch up with the leading "Old lady", but should be enough to not skip ahead of inter, Milan or Roma.
In LE Napoli came after the group stage in the Champions League where the Italians spared PSG and Liverpool. Although the team fought for a spot in the playoffs until the last round. And 1/16 in the team, Ancelotti went Zurich (1:3 on away and 2:0) at home. Let's see what will happen next.
Defending champion Austria is leading in the current drawing. And with a lead of eleven points from second place after nineteen games. It is also worth noting that the superiority of the country while Salzburg have lost only once (fifteen wins, three draws and a defeat).
But more about the level of team Marco Rosa six victories in the group stage and end up with more points than the other members of the Quartet. But they were Celtic, Leipzig and Rosenborg. And in February in the first round of the playoffs, the Bulls are left no chance to the Belgian Bruges (2:1 away, 4:0 at home). Excellent results, right?
A difficult game for both teams. To snatch victory for the Italians and the Austrians. But the fact that both teams will try to score as much as possible, we are sure. Our forecast – total over 2.5.