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Betting Preview: Arsenal vs Napoli: Slight Advantage For Hosts

Amuda Segun

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North London giants Arsenal will start as slight favourites ahead of their Europa League quarterfinal first leg clash with Italian Serie A club Napoli.

The Gunners host Napoli in the first leg billed for the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night before the return leg in Italy next week.

They have winning odds of 2.40 for the first leg according to Surebet247 while a Napoli win is at the odds of 2.95.

A stalemate between the two teams is at the odds of 3.40.

The last eight tie between Arsenal and Napoli is the battle of two favourites for the competition.

Napoli and Arsenal are second favourites and third favourites respectively for the Europa League title behind West London club Chelsea.

The pressure would be on the Gunners who might have to secure a first leg lead against Napoli if they want to keep their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League alive with the league route increasingly becoming difficult with each passing day.

The target for Arsenal is to secure Champions League football for next season and they can either achieve this by winning the Europa League or finishing in the top four at the end of this Premier League campaign.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has a lot of experience at the Europa League level after winning the competition for three straight seasons with Sevilla between 2014 and 2016 and he will have to see off Napoli and experienced European football manager Carlo Ancelotti for a possible fourth title.

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