- Granada have only won one of their last seven matches across all competitions.
- The hosts won just once in three home matches during the Europa League group stage.
- Napoli are unbeaten away from home in the Europa League this season.
Gattuso’s side to grind out result
Granada are in unchartered territory in what is their first ever European campaign, and they did not particularly convince during the Europa League group stage, winning just one of their three home games.
Diego Martinez’ side will also head into this tie on an indifferent run of form, as their only win in their last seven games across all competitions came against lower league Navalcarnero in the Copa del Rey.
Napoli’s recent form had also been called into question, with a run of just two wins in seven matches having led to speculation that boss Gennaro Gattuso would have been sacked if they did not beat Juventus in Serie A last Saturday.
The Partenopei did manage to win that game 1-0 and that should give them plenty of confidence heading into Thursday’s match, particularly as they are yet to taste defeat on their travels in the Europa League this season.
Indeed, Napoli have only lost four of their last 16 away games in the competition, a run that dates back to 2014.
We are predicting for that impressive sequence to continue on Thursday, with our exact score prediction seeing Napoli claim a 2-1 victory.