Napoli vs Feyenoord
UEFA Champions League 2017/18 – Group Stage
Date: Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
Teams look for the first win in the competition when they lock horns on matchday 2.
Napoli fell to a narrow 1-2 loss away at Shakhtar, while Feyenoord suffered their heaviest home defeat in the competition by a 0-4 margin to Manchester City. Draw is not an option for both teams if they are to stay in the race for knockout qualification.
Other hand the defeat at Ukraine, Napoli had won in all of their 8 matches in all competitions this season. This include the pair of 2-0 wins in the qualifying stages of the competition against French club OG Nice.
Napoli’s home form is particularly encouraging as they won the three games so far by clear 2 goal margins.
In European competitions, Napoli had lost just two of their 22 home fixture. But, both defeats happened last season, against Real Madrid at the round of 16 and Besiktas in the group stage.
Feyenoord’s form coming into this game is a major worry as they had lost 3 of their last four competitive matches. They were defeated by a lowly Breda on the weekend, which could have an adverse effect on the team morale and confidence.
Moreover, Feyenoord are holders of a poor record at the Champions League. With the 4-0 loss against City, the team is now on a 8 match losing streak.
Napoli vs Feyenoord: Head-to-head
This Tuesday, 26th September 2016 will mark the first head-to-head meeting between Napoli and Feyenoord.
Napoli have somewhat of an underwhelming record against Dutch sides, no win in 4 games. It is 1 draw and 1 loss in 2 home games, scoring just 1 goal.
Feyenoord have a decent record against Italian clubs in UEFA competitions, 4 wins, draws and loss from 12 matches so far. At Italian soil, it is 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses from 6 matches.
Napoli vs Feyenoord: Prediction
Napoli are tipped as heavy favourites to win this one and the bookmakers are right as the team come on the back of an excellent all round form. Also, Feyenoord’s cumulative record at Champions League together with their recent form is another reason for this.
With most of the markets in favour of the Italian side prices extremely low, we will make our picks for this match with an eye for profitability rather than surety.
Napoli vs Feyenoord: Bet Tips
Over 1.5 first half goals for 2.00 odds.
Any-time goalscorer: Jose Callejon for 1.95 odds.