Champions League Odds Are Stacked Against Napoli
Wednesday will see the Champions League group stage come to a close. Some teams already have their tickets to the knockout rounds, while others will be fighting for their lives.
Tomorrow, Napoli will do all they can to progress when they host group leaders, Arsenal. They will also be competing with second-place Borussia Dortmund, who have a fairly easy task of dispatching last-place Marseille. The French side has accrued no points in the group stage so far.
Arsenal has been in superb form this season and everything seems to finally be coming together for Arsene Wenger’s squad. They are at the top of both the Premier League as well as their Champions League group, and don’t look to lose those spots anytime soon.
Napoli will need to have their key players step up if they hope to put the heat on Dortmund, who controls the destinies of both clubs. The Azzurri will look to the attacking play of Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon. Dries Mertens will also be a player to keep an eye on, as he will try to pull the strings in the final third.
Arsenal only need a draw to secure a first-place finish, but after a tough draw against Everton over the weekend, the Gunners will look to regain some confidence in usual winning fashion.
Aaron Ramsey has shaken his murderous goal curse from previous seasons and has been banging them in for fun this year, but Mesut Ozil is the real star at the Emirates. The former Real Madrid star has five goals and eight assists in 17 games and is one of the most dangerous creators in the world right now.
The southern Italians are coming off their own league draw and will look to bounce back with a win. It will be all business when these two teams meet in Napoli.