Napoli vs Nice Prediction 16 August 2017
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Napoli vs Nice Prediction 16 August 2017

Tournament: Champions League Qualification
Location: San Paolo Stadium
Match date: 16.08.2017 at 19:45

On August 16 2017 at 19:45 in Napoli at the San Paolo Stadium in the first leg game of the final stage of the Champions League qualification the local Napoli are going to meet Nice.

At the end of the previous season Napoli were on the third place in the standings and that’s why they are starting their Euro Cups campaign with the qualification. In the previous season Napoli started it in the group stage of the Champions League where they met Benfica, Besiktas and Dynamo Kyiv. Three victories, two draws and the loss to the Turkish team let them make it to the play-offs from the first place in the group. In the first play-off game they were kicked-off by Real Madrid 6:2 after two games.

As for French Nice, they managed to achieve some noticeable progress lately and yet they still need to think about their stability which is natural for the top clubs. In the previous season Nice decided to concentrate on the national championship and that’s probably why they didn’t make it to the play-offs of the Europa League. They also had a rather busy preseason campaign and yet we can see some problems the players face as they aren’t totally ready for the championship. In the first round game of the Champions League qualification Nice hardly outplayed Ajax as they drew 1:1 at home and 2:2 in the away match. Their results at the start of the national championship are even worse as they lost to Saint-Etienne 1:0 and Tours 1:2.

The teams played two games against each other in the last three years and both of these games were the friendly ones. In those matches Nice won 3:2 and Napoli won 3:0. Napoli are the favorites of the upcoming match considering their conditions and the fact that they are playing at home. That’s why we think that the hosts are most likely to win.