SSC Napoli vs Liverpool / Champions League – One of the most interesting matches in the second round of the Champions League, brings us Napoli and Liverpool, which currently occupy second positions in their championships. But the Reds have showed a much better form in the season so far, while they also at the start of the Champions League celebrated over PSG, and Napoli has won only one point against Red Star. Otherwise, last time they met was eight years ago in the group stage of Europa League and then Liverpool celebrated at home with 1-0, while there were no goals in Naples.
SSC Napoli vs Liverpool begins 03.10.2018 at 21:00 CET
Of course, Napoli will do their best to defeat the Reds this time, especially since they have significantly spoiled their chances of placement in the knockout stage of the Champions League. However, only one round was played, but we also have to know that PSG is also in Group C, so Napoli is not given too much chance for the first two places.
However, it is now up to them to deny these forecasts, although they are not playing in line with expectations this season, so they have already made two defeats in the championship, which is why the current champion Juventus has six points more. The “Old Lady” from Turin has mastered them at home last weekend with 3-1, while we also need to add that Napoli cannot count on the injured goalkeeper Meret, defenders Chiriches and Ghoulam and midfielder Younes.
Probable lineups SSC Napoli: Ospina – Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Mario Rui – Callejon, Allan, Hamsik, Zielinski – Insigne, Mertens
As for the guests from England, they played a big derby in the championship last weekend, but they eventually managed to score one point against Chelsea, thanks to Sturridge who scored a goal in the 89th minute for the final 1-1. And that was Liverpool's first draw in the new season, because they recorded the same number of wins in the first six rounds, which is why they are currently holding the second place on the table with the same number of points as the leading Manchester City.
But prior to that clash in the championship, Reds also met in the League Cup on their field with Chelsea, and they also experienced the first defeat in the season, although they performed with a combined team. On the other hand, in the first round of the Champions League, they celebrated with 3-2 over PSG in a great match at home, so they are now much calmer before this difficult hosting in Naples, for which they cannot count on the injured Lallah and Oxlade-Chamberlain and striker Origi.
Probable lineups Liverpool: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson – Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum – Salah, Firmino, Mane
SSC Napoli vs Liverpool PICK
Since this is a duel between two teams that are seriously competing for the first two places in the group, which also prefer a particularly aggressive football, then it is somehow the most realistic to expect goals on both sides.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.60 at 10bet (down to 1.55 can be played)
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