Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Leicester City and Napoli go head to head at King Power Stadium in what could have been the Champions League clash. The Foxes aim to bounce back from the Premier League loss to Man City, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Neapolitans. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be experienced attacker Jamie Vardy, while fit-again towering defender Jonny Evans should be recalled to the starting XI.
Ayoze Perez returns from a domestic ban, while Justin, Mendy, and Fofana remain in the recovery room. The Partenopei, on the other hand, kicked off the new Serie A campaign in style, with the team winning each of their first three league fixtures. Given their display in a 2-1 win over Juventus, we are positive that Luciano Spalletti’s men are going to grab something from their Europa League opener. Zielinski is pushing for a start, while Mertens, Meret, and Lobotka are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.