Young Boys - Napoli: Italians hope to keep up Euro consistency

Serie A side Napoli will be hopeful that they can take a vital away win back to Naples, as they prepare to face Swiss side Young Boys in the 2014-15 Europa League campaign for the first time. Young Boys do not have the best European pedigree, but they will be hoping to take a decent result against Benitez' men, especially given the fact that they are at home and they have made the Stade de Suisse a fortress in their domestic league.

Napoli are top of Group I, having played 2 games (and won both of them) in their respective group stage - which will give the side some confidence. 

Here are the respective teams' form going into the game, giving the visitors a bit of encouragement..

Young Boys: WWWLLL - Napoli: LDWWWD


Young Boys - no injuries affecting the regular starting line-up. 

Napoli - Britos, Zuniga, Gargano all out injured. Higuain set to start, as well as Inler, Hamsik and Mertens. The in-form creative midfielder Jose Callejon is sure to be rested, after his brace against Inter Milan on the weekend. 

Here are the predicted line-ups ahead of the game: 

Young Boys: Mvogo, Rochat, von Bergen, Wuthrich, Sutter, Sanogo Junior, Lecjaks, Steffen, Gajic, Nuzzolo and Hoarau. 

Napoli: Rafael, Ghoulam, Albiol, Kouliably, Maggio, Jorginho, David López, Mertens, Hamsik, de Guzmán and Zapata.

Prediction: Napoli win. Young Boys will provide stiff competition for the Italians, especially away from home - but Benitez' men know that they need to keep up the consistency if they are to dominate the group.. a group that they should really be winning in truth.