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Betting Preview: Arsenal vs Napoli: Can the Gunners make home advantage count?

9:00 pm AEST 10/4/19
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Unai Emery men will be banking on their scintillating home form in this competition as they look to go into the second leg on top

Arsenal trade tackles with Napoli at the Emirates Stadium for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final fixture on Thursday night.

The Gunners have been beaten just once in their last 17 home games in this competition (W12 D4) – losing 1-2 to Ostersunds FK in the last 32 in the 2017/18 season. They will thus be confident of maintaining their unbeaten record at home in this competition at (1.40) odds with Bet365.

Unai Emery will be keen on inspiring his men to go all out for victory at (2.45) with the same betting outfit, having watched his wards overturn a two-goal deficit on this ground against Rennes in the previous round.

To further buttress on Arsenal’s impressive record at home, these two clubs have met only twice in Europe – home and away in the group stages of the Champions League in the 2013/14 season, with Arsenal defeating the Italian outfit 2-0 at the Emirates, before losing by the same scoreline at the Stadio San Paolo.

Meanwhile, Napoli have never beaten an English side away from home in European competitions (P8 W0 D1 L7), a stat that further explains why Carlo Ancelotti’s men are being tagged as slight underdogs at (3.00) odds.

The Italian side are winless in their previous two outings (L1 D1) and will have it all to do here if they desire a return to winning ways.

However, odds of (3.50) are on offer with Bet365 should the Blues hold their hosts to a draw to put themselves in a favourable position ahead of the second leg next week Thursday.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.