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.
- 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
— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) September 16, 2019
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
⭐️⭐️⭐️ MATCHDAY ⭐️⭐️⭐️
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 17, 2019
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
Betting Odds & Prediction
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
*Odds are subject to change.