Leicester City will play Napoli in their first UEFA Europa League game of the season.
The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 16 September 2021. The match venue is King Power Stadium, Leicester. Below you will find betting tips and match prediction for Leicester City vs Napoli (September 16) in the Round 1 of the UEFA Europa League.
Leicester City vs Napoli (September 16) latest odds on betting sites
Leicester City have their winning odds placed at 2.30 (+130; 13/10). Napoli, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 3.10 (+210 American; 21/10 Fractional). A draw is priced with the odds of 3.40 (+240; 12/5).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Leicester City — 41%, draw — 27%, Napoli — 32%.
Latest betting odds on Leicester City vs Napoli (16 September 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Leicester City — 2.07 (+107; 107/100)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Napoli — 1.89 (-112; 89/100)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-164; 11/18)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
Leicester City vs Napoli (September 16) match preview and stats
Leicester City are coming into this game after suffering a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City in the English Premier League. Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the game as the Foxes suffered their second defeat of the season.
The Foxes were defeated by four goals to nil against West Ham in their second League game, as Perez was sent off in that game. Leicester City are currently ninth in the Premier League table with four goals scored and six goals conceded. They have been poor defensively and might be due to the injury Wesley Fofana suffered in their pre-season game against Villarreal.
Leicester City are in Group C with Napoli, Legia Warszawa and Spartak. They will play their first Europa League game at home. The Foxes were knocked out of the Europa League last season at the last 32 by Slavia Prague. They will be looking to start their new campaign with a win against Napoli.
Leicester City team news: Wesley Fofana is still injured and out of the game. Ricardo Pereira is available and in contention . Nampalys Mendy and James Justin are both unavailable.
Napoli are currently on form with three wins in three games. They got a 2-1 victory over Juventus in their last game during the weekend. Alvaro Morata opened the scoreline for the Old Lady in the 10th minute after taking advantage of a Napoli error.
Matteo Politano levelled the scoreline by firing home from a tight angle into the far bottom corner. Kalidou Koulibaly scored the winning goal for Napoli in the 85th minute, as the Napoli captain finished from close range.
Napoli are currently third in the Serie A table with six goals scored and two goals conceded. They are in Group C with Legia Warszawa, Leicester City and Spartak Moscow. A win against Leicester City will put them in good position to qualify got the knockout stages.
Napoli team news: Lorenzo Insigne was substituted in their 2-1 win over Juventus after picking a knee. Alex Meret is unavailable. Stanislav Lobotka and Diego Demme are both injured and out of contention. Dries Mertens and full-back Faouzi Ghoulam are a doubt for the game.
Leicester City vs Napoli H2H
This is the first competitive meeting between both sides.
Leicester City vs Napoli (September 16) key players and lineups
Leicester City projected starting lineup:
- Kasper Schmeichel
- Timothy Castagne
- Caglar Soyuncu
- Daniel Amartey
- Luke Thomas
- Wilfred Ndidi
- Youri Tielemans
- James Maddison
- Harvey Barnes
- Marc Albrighton
- Jamie Vardy
Notable subs: Kelechi Iheanacho, Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumare.
Jamie Vardy is the club's highest goalscorer in the league this season with two goals in four games. The England striker scored the most goals for them in the Premier League last season with 15 goals outperforming his expected goals of 19.93 while also providing nine assists.
Napoli projected starting lineup:
- David Ospina
- Mario Rui
- Kalidou Koulibaly
- Konstantinos Manolas
- Giovanni Di Lorenzo
- Eljif Elmas
- Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa
- Hirving Lozano
- Victor Osimhen
- Matteo Politano
Notable subs: Adam Ounas, Piotr Zielinski, Andrea Petagna.
Victor Osimhen scored 10 goals in the league Serie A last season. The Nigerian striker joined Napoli for a club record fee in the summer of 2020. Osimhen provided three assists while creating 28 chances.
Hirving Lozano scored the second most goals for Napoli in the league last season with 11 goals. He also provided three assists, created 38 chances and had 35 key passes.
Leicester City vs Napoli (September 16) betting tips and predictions
Leicester City started this season winning the Community Shield, by defeating Manchester City by a goal to nil. The Foxes have not been so good since then as they have lost two games in the League. Leicester City are currently ninth in the Premier League with six points in four games.
Napoli have started the season so well, as they remain unbeaten in the Serie A this season. They have won three of their first three games in the league while scoring six goals and conceding just two. Napoli will be looking to start their Europa League campaign with a win when they visit the King Power stadium on Thursday night.
The game will be tight with two good teams and we might see over 2.5 goals.
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)