Despite fancying Napoli to impress this season, Michael Lintorn foresees defeat for them away to Dynamo Kiev...
"Napoli have suffered five away defeats in seven at this level, and lost both of their trips to Ukraine’s Dnipro in the Europa League."
Dynamo Kiev 3.412/5 v Napoli 2.47/5; The Draw 3.412/5
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There is a misconception that Napoli only finished second in Serie A last season because of Gonzalo Higuain's record-breaking 36-goal haul and that they are done as trophy challengers following his enforced sale to Juventus.
The reality is that their squad is stronger this term and that it might not take them as long as coach Maurizio Sarri is anticipating to replace his goals either. They have struck nine times in their opening three games, compared to five times last year.
Dynamo Kiev have endured a rough few weeks domestically, with a loss to Vorskla and draw with Shakhtar ruining their flawless start and dropping them two points off the pace.
However, their 3.412/5 outsider status seems misjudged, as they have been beaten by Manchester City alone in their last 12 European home matches, winning eight. Napoli have suffered five away defeats in seven at this level, and lost both of their trips to Ukraine's Dnipro in the Europa League.
Over 2.5 Goals
Overs is the outsider in this market at 2.265/4, yet it has paid out in all three of their 2016/17 outings to date, and ten of their past 12 fixtures dating back to mid-March. In Sarri's first campaign in charge, their Europa League group ties served up 4.17 goals per contest on average.
Back Dynamo Kiev to win @ 3.412/5