Napoli vs Liverpool
Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
The reigning champions have made an ecstatic start to their season that even the injury to their Golden-Glove winning keeper has not slowed them down. Their performance in the Premier League has been to such an extent that rival manager Pep Guardiola has joked that the title race is already over.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have posted 15 points on the board from a possible 15, and are once again in line to register the best defensive returns in the competition. Also keep in mind that while the rest 19 in contention have already lost the dream to manage an unbeaten PL campaign, the Reds are going strong with a 100% win-record.
As such, they are riding high on momentum, and the Italians will have to put forth the display of a lifetime to manage the day without incident.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men too have begun on a good note, though not on the same level as their opponents for the day. The 2018-19 Serie A runners-up have won two of their total three fixtures in the league, and their sole loss had come against none other than the defending champions Juve, and that too on the road.
Napoli vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)
- Not a single official away win has been posted yet whenever these two have lined up.
- Both these squads went against each other in the group stage of the last edition of the competition as well, and then both games saw 1-0 home wins.
- In fact, in the previous ten years, only one meeting has returned goals from both ends of the pitch.
- The Reds are yet to find the back of the net at this venue.
Napoli vs Liverpool Prediction
Form-wise, there might not be another team in the world that could take on Klopp’s men at the moment. They are recording performances entirely on another level to the rest of the field, and once again they have taken the mantle as the favorites to rope in the European title.
On top of that Napoli has not been that convincing (compared to Liverpool), and their two wins in the Serie A had come against lesser squads. Also, the squad let in a total of seven goals from their opening two games in the competition, and against the on-fire trio of Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, and Roberto Firmino, this is a glaring weakness.
Coupling these with the winning streak of the current European champions, the tag of the favorites go to the guests, and in all probability, they should avoid the loss.
Still, factoring in the absence of Allison Becker, the trend of the Reds to suffer on the road in European games, and Napoli’s strong home record, a clean sheet for the visitors might be asking too much.
Napoli vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Double Chance: Liverpool or Draw.