This week features the continuation of the round of 16 in the Champions League, featuring the second leg of the game that is being played between Napoli and Eintracht Frankfurt.
The game will take place at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, and the home team, who are now atop the Serie A standings, will take on the away team, who are currently in sixth position in the Bundesliga.
Napoli enters the match having strengthened their hold on the Serie A championship with a victory against Atalanta in the previous round of the competition, which they won 2-0.
With their victory, Napoli are now in a commanding position at the top of the table; both of their goals were scored in the second half.
As a result of their victory against Atlanta, Napoli have now won 8 of their most recent 9 matches across all competitions.
This includes the 2-0 victory that they earned away at Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of this Champions League contest.
At home in Serie A, Napoli have defeated Roma, Cremonese, and Atalanta.
Away in Serie A, Napoli have triumphed over Salernitana, Spezia, Sassuolo, and Empoli. In the Champions League, Napoli have triumphed against Eintracht Frankfurt.
The lone defeat occurred during a Serie A match played at home against Lazio.
Napoli hasn’t lost in six of their last seven matches in the Champions League, according to their record in the tournament.
They have not been beaten in any of their previous 11 home Champions League matches, winning eight of those games, including each of their most recent three contests.
In six of their past eight home Champions League games, Napoli has scored two goals or more on at least one occasion.
After being held to a 1-1 draw by Stuttgart at their home stadium during the weekend’s action in the German Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt will make the trip to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Eintracht Frankfurt had a chance to win the match they were playing against a club that was in the relegation zone, but after taking the lead in the 55th minute, they let up the equalizer in the 70th minute.
After their match against Stuttgart ended in a tie, Eintracht Frankfurt have not been victorious in any of their past four matches in all competitions.
In the Bundesliga, there have been draws with Stuttgart and Wolfsburg. But there have also been losses on the road against RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga and at home against Napoli in the Champions League.
Eintracht Frankfurt hasn’t won any of their last five away games in any competition.
Nonetheless, thus far in this season’s Champions League competition, they have secured victories away at Marseille and Sporting Lisbon.
In other news concerning the Napoli squad, winger Hirving Lozano is out with an injury, while Giacomo Raspadori’s status as a match-ready player is uncertain.
Randal Kolo Muani, a forward with Eintracht Frankfurt, is unavailable due to a suspension.
They are also missing the injured pair of Jesper Lindstrom and Eric Ebimbe, while Djibril Sow and Ansgar Knauff’s availability is uncertain.
The manner in which Napoli has played thus far this season, in addition to the outcome of the first leg, indicates that the home team should be considered the favourite to win this match.
As a consequence of Napoli’s dominating performance in the first leg of this match, which they won by a score of 2-0 in Germany, they now have the upper hand and are in a position to go to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.