Feyenoord vs Napoli Preview

Already eliminated from both UEFA competitions, Feyenoord are without motivation in the final group game at their home turf. They are sitting at the foot of the table after losing all the five games so far.

Meantime, Napoli are second in the standings, 3 points behind the second placed Shakhtar Donetsk. They can still make it to the knockouts, but this is only possible with a combination of win at Feyenoord and Shakhtar lose at home to Manchester City.

Form-wise, Feyenoord are a side in tatters with 3 wins coming from their last 11 in all competitions. However, they had improved a tad bit in recent weeks. They lost to Manchester City at the Etihad by a narrow 1-0 margin and picked up back-to-back wins against struggling Eredivisie sides Groningen and Vitesse.

On the other hand, Napoli are enjoying a fine season. They sit at the second spot in the Serie A and their first defeat in the league came from the hands of Juventus this weekend. Yet, they could struggle against well elite teams in the Europe, but Feyenoord do not fall in that category.

Feyenoord vs Napoli: Head-to-head

Napoli won 3-1 when the teams met at the Stadio San Paolo on matchday 2. This remain to be the only Champions League meeting between the two sides.

Feyenoord’s overall record against Italian clubs in UEFA competitions is 4 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses from 13. At home, they lost only 1 of the 6 games, 2 wins and 3 draws.

Napoli have a poor record against Dutch sides – 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses from 5 games. They will be looking for their first win in Dutch soil after the previous 2 visits saw a draw and a defeat.

Feyenoord vs Napoli: Prediction

Feyenoord have no incentives to play for and therefore they are expected to find it hard to perform at an optimum level. Napoli do not have a good away record in the competition, but they must have what it takes to pick up three points here.

Goal Predictor Tip : | HT/FT – Napoli/Napoli | 1.80