PSG vs Napoli (By: Stanioooo)
PSG host Napoli in the 3rd round of group C in Champions league.
What is the situation in the group:
Napoli- 4 points Liverpool- 3 points PSG- 3 points Crvena Zvezda- 1 point.
In such an angry fight between three top teams like PSG, Liverpool and Napoli, where they can not allow themselves to lose easy points, Crvena Zvezda don't have chances for me to take even a single point until the end of the group matches. Liverpool has problems finding the net in the recent games, but it's impossible to compare them with teams from the Balkans, the difference is too big. It's hard to believe they can take something from Neapol after the goalless draw they made in Belgrade in the 1st round. PSG- it's absolutely mission impossible for the Serbians, so if PSG want to progress to the next round, they know they have to take at least a home win against Napoli and a draw as guests in the 4th round. PSG are capable of doing it for sure with such an attacking-minded squad. They also have an extra motivation, because of the third position in the group they are taking right now.
PSG are ruthless in the French Ligue 1 with 10 wins in 10 matches. 37 goals scored, which makes 3.7 per game. In Champions league they also have scored 8 goals till now in 2 games, so it looks like a joke to expect Napoli can stop their offensive power especially as guests. Ancelotti is a true specialist, but if your opponent has the better squad than you and are led also by another terrific coach like Thomas Tuchel, you can not expect good things to happen in Paris tonight for the guests. For the hosts Buffon is in his last match with suspension, Dani Alves is also out, together with Kurzawa, while Thiago Silva, Veratti and Di Maria have little problems, but maybe all of them will start tonight. Their offensive power with Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani looks really frightening, especially in such a big form they are right now!
Napoli didn't impressed me at all in their first two matches in CL- 0:0 against Zvezda in Belgrade and 1:0 home win against Liverpool in a match where the Reds were looking like to play in a friendly, not in a CL game with huge importance. 0 shots on target for Liverpool- you will see that one or two times per season in the stats of this club..In the domestic league Napoli perform good with 7 wins and 2 losses in the away games against Juventus(3:1) and Sampdoria(3:0). They also have an offensive power, but I think the effectiveness of the team was much better with Sarri as a coach. Napoli also have a few injury problems like the missings of Chiriches, Younes, Ounas and Verdi. I really don't know what's happening, but I checked a lot of sites and almost nowhere Mertens is put in the possible starting line-up. When we know that Insignie will start, but he will not be 100% fit for sure, maybe Milik will play together with him and will have to take the huge roll of scoring goal/s tonight for the away side. I am little bit confused what will be the front line of Napoli tonight, but still PSG have an experienced defenders who can stop them scoring for sure at home.
I expect really strong start of the match for the home side, taking the lead in the 1st half and another three points. The chances to win with more than a goal difference is huge for me. Just see their stats at home during this season and you will understand why! Also they are 3rd in the CL group right now and are playing against the leaders, another big motivation, so home win from me and I will go with -1.5 AH. Who doesn't want to take the risk can play only home win or -1AH for the hosts.
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PSG vs Napoli prediction
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