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Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League: Preview, Squad News and Dream11 Prediction, NAP VS LEI live streaming, follow for live updates

In this article, we will Preview, make Dream 11 predictions in the match between Napoli vs Leicester City in the Europa League.

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Napoli vs Leicester City: The winner will qualify to the next round in this mammoth Group C clash in the UEFA Europa League 2021/22.

Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League: When and Where will the match take place? 

The match is scheduled to take place at Napoli’s home ground, the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. The match is set to take place on the 9th of December at 11:15 pm IST.

Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League: Live Streaming

The match will be available for the viewers LIVE on the Sony Ten 2 HD/SD. The match will also be broadcast on Jio TV and Sony LIVE. 

Preview

Napoli: 

Napoli have had a good start in the Serie A and are 3rd in their league. They are in third place in the Europa League with 7 points in 5 games. They have to win the game against Leicester City. A draw/loss would knock them out of the competition

Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League:  Preview, Squad News and Dream11 Prediction, NAP VS LEI live streaming, follow for live updates
Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League:  Preview, Squad News and Dream11 Prediction, NAP VS LEI live streaming, follow for live updates

Leicester City: 

Leicester City have had a “topsy-turvy” season. The Foxes lost to Aston Villa on the weekend. They are on the top of the Europa League group but a loss could eliminate them. Hence it is a do-or-die game for the Foxes.

Squad News

Napoli: 

The Naples-based club will be without Anguissa, Fabian, Koulibaly, Manolas, Insigne, Lobotka, and Insigne for the Europa League fixture. Zanoli is also unavailable as he is suffering from Covid. The rest of the squad looks fit and would be in contention to start the game.

Leicester City: 

Justin, Pereira, Tielemans, and Fofona won’t be a part of the game owing to injuries. The rest of the squad looks fit and ready to play against Napoli.

Predicted Lineups

Napoli XI: 

David Ospina, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Mario Rui, Kevin Malcuit, Diego Demme, Piotr Zieliński, Eljif Elmas, Hirving Lozano, Dries Mertens

Leicester City XI: 

Kasper Schmeichel, Caglar Söyüncü, Jonny Evans, Luke Thomas, Timothy Castagne, Wilfred Ndidi, Boubakry Soumaré, Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Patson Daka, Jamie Vardy

Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League :  Head to Head Stats 

Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League:  Preview, Squad News and Dream11 Prediction, NAP VS LEI live streaming, follow for live updates
Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League:  Preview, Squad News and Dream11 Prediction, NAP VS LEI live streaming, follow for live updates

The two clubs faced each other on Matchday 1 of the Europa League. Leicester City drew 2-2 against Napoli on the night. 

Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League:  Players to watch out for

Dries Mertens (Napoli): 

The Belgian is one of Napoli’s best players. Mertens has 5 goals in Serie A and 1 goal in the UEFA Europa League. He would be looking to add to his tally against a shaky Leicester City defence. 

James Maddison (Leicester City)

The 25-year old has been in good touch recently. Maddison has 3 goals and 3 assists in his last 4 games for Leicester City. He will be brimming with confidence against Napoli on Thursday.

Napoli vs Leicester City: Author’s  Dream 11 team 

Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League:  Preview, Squad News and Dream11 Prediction, NAP VS LEI live streaming, follow for live updates
Napoli vs Leicester City LIVE in UEFA Europa League:  Preview, Squad News and Dream11 Prediction, NAP VS LEI live streaming, follow for live updates

Goalkeeper: Schmeichel

Defenders:  Soyuncu, Evans, Jesus

Midfielders: Lozano, Maddison(C), Ndidi, Elmas

Forwards: Vardy, Daka(VC), Mertens

The Twelfth Man Times Prediction

Napoli 1-1 Leicester City

Both the teams are on a bad run of form recently. Napoli have 8 injuries in their squad and are hence suffering more in this department. We expect the game to end as a draw considering both teams are equally matched.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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