The coach of Napoli, Rafa Benitez is convinced that his team can drop Dnipro out and play in the Europa League final. Whether that is the truth or not, we will check today. Meanwhile, take advantage of our profitable soccer tips by soccer-stats and be ready to win! The Italians visit this evening at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, after Seleznov scored a goal in the last minute for 1:1 in the match in Naples a week ago. 'We can still play in the final. We are optimistic, because I know what potential this team has.`, said Benitez.
Against the Italians, however, we will see a team, who is ready for the fame. Dnipro will play for the honor of the whole Ukraine. The team has never played in a major European final tournament and certainly the team`s players will give everything in my power to do so. The statistics is also on their side. Ukrainians have won their last four home games and did it without making a goal. An important factor will be the audience - they`re expecting over 70 000 spectators at the stadium.
'This is a historic game for us and we want to show what we`re capable of. Napoli is a serious team and we expect a very tough match, but we are ready.`, said the coach of Dnipro, Miron Markevic.
Napoli, who leads the battle for third place in Serie A, has not played a final in Europe since 1989, when it won the UEFA Cup. The team from Naples lost the last visit of Dnipro - three years ago in a match of the group stage of the Europa League with the result of 3:1. In their last 4 visits this season in the tournament, however, they have not had a loss.
Markevic keep the majority of players in Saturday`s loss with 0:2 in the local Championship, where he holds the third place in the Dnipro classification and is nine points behind leader Dynamo Kiev.
The big star of Napoli, Gonzalo Higuain, who is the most effective player left in the tournament, will lead the attack of the team, and the captain Marek Hamsik will most likely save your match no 50 in European tournaments.
Our soccer prediction is 2.