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Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Napoli to take fine form into the Europa League

  • Napoli host AZ Alkmaar in UEFA Europa League on Thursday
  • Match is being played at the Stadio San Paolo in Italy
  • Napoli have won by 2+ goals in their last 4 home matches in Serie A
  • AZ Alkmaar have not scored in their last 2 Europa League away matches
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Napoli beat Atalanta 4-1 at the San Paolo on Saturday (Getty Images)

Napoli are in great form as they host AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Europa League. The Italian club can keep their winning run going at the Stadio San Paolo on Thursday.

Napoli Form


Napoli have had a great start to the season, winning all three matches in Serie A. They won 2-0 at Parma before a 6-0 home win against Genoa. 

Gennaro Gattuso’s side suffered a coronavirus outbreak and didn’t travel to Torino to take on Juventus. They were awarded a 3-0 defeat without kicking a ball.

Napoli won 4-1 at home against Atalanta in their last match. Hirving Lozano (2), Matteo Politano and Victor Osimhen were on target in the first half before they took their foot off the gas.

Napoli Team News


Central midfielders Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas are out with coronavirus. Right back Kévin Malcuit and striker Fernando Llorente are ineligible. 

Mexican winger Hirving Lozano is in fantastic form with four goals in his last two matches. Dries Mertens has registered two goals and three assists in three matches.

AZ Alkmaar Form


AZ Alkmaar started the season in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers. The Dutch club won 3-1 against Viktoria Plzen after equalising in the 95th minute and winning in extra time.

Arne Slot’s side lost 2-0 at Dynamo Kiev to land in the Europa League group stage. All four matches in the Eredivisie have been draws with three AZ players sent off.

AZ Alkmaar drew 1-1 against PEC Zwolle, 3-3 at Fortuna Sittard and 4-4 at Sparta Rotterdam. Their last match was a 2-2 draw against VVV Venlo.

Goals to Jesper Karlsson and Calvin Stengs established a 2-0 lead but right back Jonas Svensson sent off in the 41st minute. They almost held on but conceded in the 86th and 88th minutes.

AZ Alkmaar Team News


AZ Alkmaar have no major players injured of suspended.

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar Head to Head


This is the first meeting between Napoli and AZ Alkmaar.

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar Odds


Napoli are 1.22 favourites at with AZ Alkmaar available at 15.00. A draw can be backed at 7.00 at William Hill.

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar Match Up


Napoli have been scoring plenty of goals but have also been solid in defence. Gattuso’s side have limited the opposition to under 0.64 expected goals in three Serie A matches.

AZ Alkmaar have been very unlucky with red cards this season. They have shown that they can score goals, their attack led by exciting talents Calvin Stengs and Myron Boadu.

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar Stats


  • Napoli have won 8 of their last 9 home matches (Serie A).
  • Napoli have won by 2+ goals in their last 4 home matches (Serie A).
  • AZ Alkmaar have failed to score in their last 2 away matches (UEFA Europa League).

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Where is Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar being played?

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar is being played at Stadio San Paolo in Napoli, Italy.

When is Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar being played?

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar is being played at 17:55 BST on Thursday 22 October 2020.

What competition are Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar playing in?

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar are playing in UEFA Europa League.

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Verdict

Napoli are in great form and should have little difficulty beating AZ at home.

Best Bet: Napoli -1 Handicap @-149.25 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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