Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar Preview, Tips and Odds

The teams of Napoli and AZ Alkmaar will face each other on Thursday at San Paolo Stadium in Naples for their first game in the groups stage of Europa League. Both sides were drawn in group F of the tournament, alongside the likes of Real Sociedad and Rijeka.

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar Head to Head

Worth mentioning: Both sides have never met before.

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar Stats

As of 20.10 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Napoli Win 7 W/ 0 D/ 3 L 5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L
AZ Alkmaar Draw 1 W/ 6 D/ 3 L 0 W/ 2 D/ 3 L

Last game Napoli: 17.10.2020 Serie A: Napoli – Atalanta 4:1; Hirving Lozano 23’, 27’, Mateo Politano 30’, Victor Osimhen 43’; Sam Lammers 69’
Top performers Napoli: Hirving Lozano 4 goals, Dries Mertens 2 goals 3 assists, Mateo Politano 2 goals.
Next game Napoli: 25.10.2020 Serie A: Benevento – Napoli
Last game AZ Alkmaar: 17.10.2020 Eredivisie: AZ Alkmaar – Venlo 2:2; Jesper Karlsson 2’, Calvin Stengs 24’; Evert Linthorst 86’, Georgios Giakoumakis 88’(penalty); Jonas Svensson from the home team was sent off with straight red card in the 41’
Top performers AZ Alkmaar: Dani de Wit 3 goals 2 assists, Zakaria Aboukhlal 2 goals, Myron Boadu 2 goals.
Next game AZ Alkmaar: 25.10.2020 Eredivisie: Den Haag – AZ Alkmaar

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
Napoli 26-10 7 3 5
AZ Alkmaar 14-18 4 7 0

Worth mentioning: Napoli trashed the high-flying Atalanta with 4:1 on Saturday. Gennaro Gattuso’s team is unbeaten on the football pitch in five matches, winning all five by at least two goal margins and conceding only in the most recent one. Napoli were awarded 3:0 defeat and stripped off 1 point for not appering for Serie A match with Juventus, as the team was originally banned from traveling by the local authorities and now are fighting in the court to overrule that decesion. Napoli’s last defeat came in the Champions League clash with Barcelona in August. Only one of the team’s last fourteen matches was won by the visiting sides. No draw has been registered in the Italians last eleven meetings. All of their last five clashes produced over 2,5 goals, while only one witnessed goals at both ends.
AZ Alkmaar managed to earn only a point at home when facing Venlo on Saturday, as both sides finished their match in 2:2 draw. That was the fourth consecutive such outcome in AZ’s games, as the team is without a victory in nine straight meetings. AZ Alkmaar’s defensive issues have been obvious, as they conceded in each of the last thirteen matches, and nine times across the most recent three. None of their last eight clashes ended in a win for the away sides. Three of the Dutch team last five outings produced over 2,5 goals, as four saw both involved sides to score.

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar News

Missing players Napoli: Piotr Zielinski and Elif Elmas are injured.
Missing players AZ Alkmaar: Jordy Clasie and Ron Vlaar are doubtful.

Napoli vs AZ Alkmaar Predictions

Napoli to win -1 handicap – 1.80 @ bet365