Liverpool begin the defence of their Champions League title at Stadio San Paolo with Serie A giants Napoli

Liverpool beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in their Group C opener at Anfield, while Napoli were held 0-0 at Red Star Belgrade.

Champions League
Champions League

Team Stats

  • Napoli have won just one of their last six European meetings with English clubs. They lost the other five in this run, and failed to score in the last three.
  • It will be the fifth meeting between Napoli and Liverpool in European competition.
  • Liverpool have won 5 of their last 6 matches in the UEFA Champions League.
  • Liverpool and Napoli were drawn the same Champions League group last season. Both sides won one match each.

Napoli Team News

Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne has emerged as Napoli’s star man under new boss Ancelotti. Lorenzo Insigne recovered from his injury to play as a substitute in Napoli’s 2-0 win over Sampdoria.

Napoli Predicted XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Rui; Callejón, Ruiz, Elmas, Zielinski; Lozano, Mertens.

Liverpool Team News

Divock Origi missed out on Liverpool’s 20-man squad which traveled to Italy on Monday following his injury suffered against Newcastle. Alisson Becker (leg), Naby Keita (groin), and Nathaniel Clyne (knee) will also be missing with longer-term conditions. The fitness of left-back Andy Robertson will be assessed prior to kick-off.

The Reds were forced to come from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 on Saturday. 

Liverpool Predicted XI: Adrián; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané.

Last four meetings: Napoli vs Liverpool

SSC Napoli v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Group C
NAPLES, ITALY – OCTOBER 03/2018: Allan of Napoli passes the ball under pressure from Fabinho of Liverpool.  It took place during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between SSC Napoli and Liverpool at Stadio San Paolo. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Betting Odds & Prediction

Correct score Napoli vs Liverpool
Correct score Napoli vs Liverpool

Klopp’s men did not manage to get a single shot on target in this fixture last season. However, it would be a surprise if the Partanopei defence managed to repeat that feat here.

Match Result: Napoli to win: 3*  Liverpool to win: 2.24*

Prediction: Napoli 2 – 3 Liverpool 

Last team to score
Last team to score*
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*Odds are subject to change.

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