Napoli vs Salzburg
Date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
All Napoli needs to do to end up as group champions, is to win the games against Salzburg, and Genk, and hold Liverpool at least to a draw. They are at the top of the table, with a lead of one point as of now. This match-day, closest competitors for the pinnacle position, Jurgen Klopp’s men, have been afforded an easier fixture, and this further magnifies the need for the Blues to register a victory.
Opponents Salzburg may be minnows, but only a naïve person would consider them to be on the back foot. They have put forth impressive performances in every single match so far in the competition, and despite the presence of the reigning champions of the competition in their midst, have scored the most number of goals in the group, by a mile.
Napoli vs Salzburg Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture ended in a 2-3 win for Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
- Every single encounter in this decade, all of which had come in 2019, had over 2.5 goals.
- Jesse Marsch’s men are yet to keep a clean sheet against this opponent.
- At this venue, the sole match ended in a 3-0 triumph for the hosts.
- Parthenopeans conceded twice or more in their prior two battles.
Napoli vs Salzburg Prediction
The Italians have a great opportunity to ensure a good run in the Champions League. All they need to do is match the efforts at best, of Liverpool, in the following three match-days in the group stage. Since the Reds are taking on Genk, it would be safe to go all-out and record a triumph against the incoming Austrians.
Ancelotti’s men surely do have the home advantage, and on top of that, they are one of the best teams in one of the best leagues in the world. Meanwhile, their opposite number is a member of the comparatively inferior Austrian Bundesliga.
Moreover, the hosts of the day were unbeaten in ten of their previous eleven match-days, and in five of their preceding six at home. Importantly, they won the reverse fixture of this tie, which was on road, and hold a 100% win record against this opponent at this venue too.
Likely, expect the home team to win this Tuesday.
However, consider that the guests have been an offensive force this whole campaign. They have scored the most number of goals in the group, and have done it in style as well. They scored six against Genk, three against Liverpool, and two into the nets of Napoli.
In addition, they have scored an incredible 50 goals in their domestic league, from just 12 matches.
By all means, expect the guests to slot in at least a single goal this game week.
Napoli vs Salzburg Betting Tips
To Win: Napoli @ 1.90 (9/10)
Napoli to Win & Both Teams to Score @ 2.75 (7/4).