Shakhtar vs Napoli by IMW

Tonight Shaktar Donetsk will host Napoli in the first round of Champions League Group Stage and I see a very open and exciting game here to watch.


Shaktar Donetsk had a very good start into the new season. Now they are at the top of the 'Premier League' in Ukraine with 7 wins and 1 loss, so 21 points. In their 8 games they could score a total of 17 goals, which means an avarage of 2,1 goals per game. But on the other side they only could keep a clean sheet once in their last 5 matches. Shakhtar's Maksim Malyshev, who didn't had much playtime so far, will be the only missing for them in this match.


Napoli on the other side also had a great season start. With a maximum of 9 points they are second in the league, points equal with Juventus but Juve has a better goal difference. Without friendlies Napoli managed to win all their matches so far. Their offense is quite impressive as they scored a total of 15 goals in 6 matches (2,5 goals per game), in every match at least 2 goals. Last match they had to play an away match against Bologna and with the goals of Callejon, Mertens and Zielinski they could win the match 0:3. Vlad Chiriches, their first choice center back, isn't expected to be available for Napoli, as he was substituted already before halftime in the match against Bologna.


I don't think Shaktar at home will be an easy match for Napoli because they were in good shape lately, winning their six last games and only lost once so far this season (against Dynamo Kyiv 0:1 in the second league match). Nevertheless I see Napoli with the better chances here and with the missing of their first choice center back I believe that we will see a very open game here with both teams scoring and at least 3 goals. Good luck.


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