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NAPOLI - DNIPRO
This semifinal is probably the most predicted.
Last match between these teams was in the season 2012/13 (Europa League, group stage): 3-1 win for Dnipro in Ukraine, and 4-2 for Napoli in the second match.
Napoli hasn't lost at home for the last 12 matches (9 wins and 3 draws).
Moreover, Napoli has the best attack of this competition with 25 goals (2.08 the average of goals scored each match) and Higuain is 2nd in the goalscorers table with 7 goals, 1 below Lukaku and Alan.
Dnipro has only scored 11 goals in 12 matches with an average of 0.98 goals each match.
Napoli is a "cup team"
Yes, they adopted the mentality of their coach Benitez, who has only won 2 leagues in his long career but has collected a lot of triumphs in the cups: an F.A. Cup, an english SuperCup, 2 Europa League, a Champions League, an european SuperCup, a World Cup for clubs, an italian Cup and 2 italian SuperCups.
Napoli has always showed a great charachter in KO matches.
Why the hell is Dnipro in this semifinal?
Luck! They have rarely played a decent football and their only away win came against Qarabag.
Anyway to be here they eliminated Olympiakos, Ajax and Club Bruges always winning their home matches.
Napoli needs a convincing win avoiding to concede goals since ukrainian team is very tough to face when playing in its stadium.
There is a big gap between the two clubs. In our opinion Napoli will easily have the best.
We expect a match where Napoli will be attacking all the time with Dnipro trying to limit the damages staying on the defensive.
We also have the sensation that Napoli is going to win this match with a gap of 2 or more goals, especially if they find the opening goal in the first half.
NAPOLI: Andújar; Maggio, Albiol, Britos, Ghoulam;
Inler, López; Insigne, Hamšík, Callejón; Higuaín.
DNIPRO: Boyko; Fedetskiy, Douglas, Cheberyachko, Léo Matos; Kankava, Rotan, Fedorchuk, Luchkevych, Konoplyanka; Kalinić.