PSG vs Napoli
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc Des Princes (Paris).
Napoli got their Champions league campaign up and running after beating Liverpool 1-0 last time out at Stadio San Paolo. It was a very tight contest which was decided by a last gasp Lorenzo Insigne goal at the very 90th minute. Partinopei thus snatched their first win of the competition after failing to see off group underdogs Red Star Belgrade in an underwhelming 0-0 draw in the Serbian capital on the opening day.
Italian knockout stage hopefuls now travel to Paris for one of the toughest away fixtures on the continent. PSG have been thriving in the final third ever since the start of the season. Their red-hot forwards are enjoying their time in particular of late as Tomas Tuchel’s men come into this having netted as many as 16 goals in last three wins. The thread started with a 6-1 victory over Red Star Belgrade in the second round of the Champions League and it was continued with two separate 5-0 victories over Lyon and Amiens in Ligue 1.
PSG vs Napoli: Head-to-head
These two sides only met each other in a friendly back in 2014 when PSG took a 1-2 victory.
This will be their maiden official head to head encounter.
PSG vs Napoli: Prediction
Kylian Mbappe bagged as many as six goals in last three appearances for PSG. He notched four past Lyon before the international break and added another in a 5-0 thumping of Amiens on Saturday evening. Neymar rested at the weekend, but is expected to return to the starting line-up here against Partinopei.
Napoli are, however, enjoying a fine spell of form of their own. They won three on the bounce across competitions and clearly revealed their UCL ambitions by beating Liverpool 1-0 in the previous round.
This is a very important clash which could well determine both teams’ destiny in the battle for top two spots in the group. PSG lost the first round game to Liverpool at Anfield and they don’t have the luxury of a defeat here.
However, with PSG’s recent form, it’s really hard to imagine any other scenario but a home win on Wednesday.
PSG vs Napoli: Bet Tips
PSG to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Kylian Mbappe to score anytime @ 1.90 (9/10).