Archive for February 15th, 2017

Europa League Preview : Borussia M.Gladbach vs Fiorentina

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Gladbach are unbeaten in five competitive matches in 2017 and have won each of their last four.

Fiorentina’s form away from home hasn’t been great in recent months. In fact, the Viola have only won two of their last six on the road and have lost the other four.

Gladbach did not win any of their three home matches in the Champions League before dropping into the Europa League knock-out phase but have reason to be optimistic ahead of the return leg in Italy.

Team News

Borussia M.Gladbach – Raffael hasn’t featured in any of Gladbach’s last two and is a doubt ahead of the reception of Fiorentina on Thursday, while Jonas Hofmann is also a doubt. Kolo, Ibrahima Traore, Marvin Schulz and Mamadou Doucoure are sidelined.Predict,Play & Win big on NaijaBet.com

Gladbach seemed to use the winter break to work on a 4-4-2 formation and they are unbeaten in competitive matches in 2017 having moved away from a three-man defence that has been seen at the club in recent times. New coach Dieter Hecking should continue with two banks of four and two strikers against Fiorentina on Thursday. (more…)

CL Match Preview : Real Madrid vs Napoli

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Real Madrid aren’t playing at their best but have got that winning feeling back and are favourites to overcome Napoli over the two legs.

Napoli are arguably one of the most enjoyable teams to watch in Europe this season. They haven’t lost a game since October and have won 11 of their last 13 in all competitions.

The Serie A side are unbeaten away from home in the Champions League this season and definitely have what it takes to cause an upset here.

They scored seven goals the last time they played away from home, and while that isn’t going to happen here, they have enough to cause Madrid a lot of problems.

Team News

Real Madrid – Real Madrid tested a back three at the weekend but looked far more comfortable when they reverted back to a four-man defence midway through their 3-1 win away to Osasuna. (more…)