Opta Stats: Dnipro to suffocate Napoli as Fiorentina go out firing

Both matches take place on Thursday at 20:05

Dnipro v Napoli (ITV4)

Dnipro have won each of their last four home games in this competition without conceding

Not bad when you consider the Ukrainians’ advantage should be significantly eroded by playing in Kiev. When league games in which their adversaries are at home are added to the total, they have kept eight clean sheets in their last nine.

The Azzurri may have been banging them in on the road of late, but they failed to score the last time that they travelled to eastern Europe, when held by Dinamo Moscow, and shutting them out will guarantee Dnipro progression.

Recommended Bet: Back under 2.5 goals @ [1.8]

Napoli have never won an away semi-final leg in European competition, losing 2-0 to Anderlecht in the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1977 and drawing 2-2 with Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup in 1989

History both ancient and modern is against Rafael Benitez’s side ahead of their trip to the Ukrainian capital, as they have also claimed just three wins in 11 road games across all competitions since Valentine’s Day. Initially, a lack of goals was the issue, but in remedying the situation they have loosened up at the other end, conceding six in their last two games away from Stadio San Paolo.

Recommended Bet: Lay Napoli to win @ [2.0]

Fiorentina v Sevilla

Sevilla have never won the away leg of a semi-final in this competition (D1 L2), but have still made the final each time (2006, 2007, 2014)

Despite a fearsome recent record beyond their own backyard, Los Rojiblancos will need to guard against a loss of intensity in Florence thanks to their sizeable 3-0 first-leg lead. Unbeaten in nine away games across La Liga and the Europa League, they have nonetheless drawn three of their last four, with the inability to keep a clean sheet sabotaging their prospects of victory on each occasion.

Recommended Bet: Back the draw @ [3.75]

Fiorentina have scored in all but one of their last 11 European games at Stadio Artemio Franchi

The Viola have no option but to go out all guns blazing thanks to their aggregate arrears and that should suit overs backers fine. Unai Emery’s men have kept two away clean sheets in 16 La Liga, Copa del Rey and Europa League games since the end of the winter break, scoring in each and every one.

Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ [1.7]