Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Otkrytiye Arena will host Wednesday’s Europa League game between Spartak Moscow and Napoli. The Serie A side are eager to get their revenge on the Russians for the 3-2 loss at “Diego Maradona”, but the Neapolitans will have to prove their worth on the field. Dries Mertens, who found the net in a 3-2 loss to Inter, is pushing for a start, while both Demme and Politano have been tested positive for coronavirus.
The likes of Manolas and Ounas miss out with injuries. Spartak Moscow sit in the ultimate position in Group C, but a win over Napoli could see them climb to promotion places. Since both sides are likely to go for a win in Wednesday’s clash, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Both Litvinov and Bakaev return from domestic bans, while Zobnin, Ponce, Melkadze, Maslov, and Hendrix should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Roman Zobnin):
Roman Zobnin is a talented Russian footballer who was born in Irkutsk on February 11, 1994. Zobnin played for the likes of Zvezda Irkutsk and Konoplyov football academy during his youth career, while starting his senior career Akademiya Tolyatti.
In 2013 Dynamo Moscow chiefs brought him to Arena Khimki and he played for the capital club from 2013 to 2016, scoring two league goals for the White-blues during that period. Roman Zobnin then moved to Spartak Moscow and he has been playing for the Krasno-Belye ever since. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both attacking and defensive midfielder as well.
Roman Zobnin made his debut for the Russian national team in March, 2015 in a friendly game against Kazakhstan. It has to be noted that his older Aleksandr Zobnin was also a professional footballer. Roman Zobnin has a contract with Spartak Moscow, which expires in June, 2020.
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.