Liverpool vs Napoli
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Liverpool vs Napoli | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
There isn’t a match which draws more attention in the upcoming round of the Champions League than this one. Liverpool and Napoli, are going to decide which one of them will continue its adventure in this competition, and which one heads for the Europa League. Expect a fantastic show at Anfield, who was often the decisive factor when Liverpool faced this kind of obstacles. However, the Italians have their plans, and they are aware of that.
Liverpool demolished Bournemouth in the last round of the Premiership with 0-4. The Reds were very convincing, boosting their morale before this crucial match. At the moment, they are third in Group C, with two points fewer than PSG and three than Napoli. The Italian club defeated Frosinone with the same result this Saturday, and we can say that they too are prepared for the ultimate battle.
The Reds didn’t lose since God knows when in the Premier League, but the latest two Champions League contests were very turbulent for Klopp’s guys. At first, Red Star shocked them in Belgrade 2-0, and after that PSG won at Parc des Princes 2-1. This imbalance is something which worries their fans, especially because they already lost against this particular opponent not so long ago. On the other side, Liverpool looked very very confident against Bournemouth, casting a shadow on previous two shaky performances against Burnley and Everton. They kept clean sheets in four of the last 5 games at Anfield, so do have that on your mind when choosing the possible bet for this encounter. That also happened seven times in the last 10 home meetings.
Carlo Ancelotti’s troops didn’t lose in 12 straight clashes. The last time they left the pitch with their heads down was in late September, after playing against Juventus in Turin. Since then, the Pantheropei have been masterful, posting 8 wins and 4 draws. During the last 10 meetings, the efficiency of their contest was also at a high level, seven of them concluding with over 2.5 goals. The same situation is when analyzing the ones away from Naples. Previous six with three or more scores, five of them in which both sides netted. The attacking side of the Italian team is very good, and unlike most of their compatriots from the Serie A, these boys are offensive-oriented, with only one thing on their mind, and that is to score as many goals as possible.
Latest Team News
Joe Gomez is out after breaking his leg until mid-January. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the whole season. The guests have only one player and he is doubtful, Simone Verdi.
Liverpool and Napoli played one friendly match at the start of this preseason, with Reds annihilating their opponents, 5-0. However, that didn’t leave any consequences on the Italians who defeated L’poll in Italy with 1-0.
Odds and Predictions
Home team’s win is at 1.60. A draw is 4.50, and those are the same odds for Napoli’s triumph.
Liverpool vs Napoli | Top Betting Tip: Liverpool (2-0)
Except for a win, nothing else works for Klopp and his team. They are very lucky that the Red Star scored one goal against Napoli in the previous round. Otherwise, Reds would have to defeat them by at least two-goal margin. We do respect the guests, and their fantastic streak of results, but when Liverpool plays at Anfield, there is no other possibility but to bet on their win, regardless of the opponent. So, when it comes to the final outcome, this is our choice. On the matter of efficiency, we don’t expect too many goals, because of the importance of the contest. Both sides will enter it with a high dose of caution, which will no doubt reduce their usual productivity. That is why we predict a moderate number of scores, 2 or 3. The final statement, Liverpool – Napoli 2:0.