Napoli vs Manchester CIty Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Napoli vs Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League.
Napoli vs Manchester City Match Preview
The free-scoring Manchester City can book a place in the Champions League knockout stages when they take on Serie A table toppers Napoli in a Group ‘F’ clash in Naples. This Napoli vs Manchester City encounter will be played on Wednesday, November 1 night.
Napoli are in a make-or-break scenario as far as their Champions League hopes are concerned. They are third in the group standings with just three points from three matches. A 2-1 loss to Shakhtar started their campaign which was followed by a 3-1 home win against Feyenoord and a 2-1 loss to City. If results go against them, they could go behind Shakhtar by six points with just two games remaining. However, that’s what they set out for, as they prioritized Serie A over Champions League. The Partenopei are unbeaten in the Serie A and have won eight of their last ten games in all competitions. Napoli are scoring goals in heaps this season at home, having netted 20 times in seven games, including a 3-1 win over Sassuolo in the weekend. But, can they bring that domestic form to Europe?
Manchester City, on the other hand, have been unbeaten since the start of the season. Pep Guardiola’s side have only dropped points twice in the campaign – a draw at home to Everton in the Premier League and a goalless draw to their second-string side against Wolves in the League Cup. They have already scored a 4-0 away win over Feyenoord, 2-0 home win against Shakhtar and a 2-1 win over Napoli. They have scored in every match this season barring one. Their form away from home is immaculate as they won all six matches scoring a total of 18 goals. Napoli are a different beast at home but can they stop City?
Napoli vs Manchester CIty H2H
Napoli and Manchester City have won one, lost one and drawn one against each other. Last time this Napoli vs Manchester City encounter was played, in the 2011 Champions League, the hosts won 2-1.
Napoli vs Manchester CIty Team News
Napoli will be without defender Lorenzo Tonelli and striker Arkadiusz Milik for this contest.
The only concerns for City are the long-term injuries of Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy.
Napoli vs Manchester CIty Probable Line-ups
Napoli: Reina, Maggio, Albiol, Kouliably, Ghoulam, Zielinski, Diawara, Hamsik, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.
Manchester CIty: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Jesus, Aguero, Sane.
Napoli vs Manchester CIty Predictions
Napoli average two goals per game this season while City, who look unstoppable, average three goals per away game. There are goals in this encounter although it is difficult to see how the hosts can stop the all-conquering City. We are stopping short of calling a home win but are picking a high-scoring encounter with over 3.5 goals in the match. Coming to individual performers, City’s Brazilian striker Jesus has already scored twice in Champions League including one against Napoli at the Etihad. Back him to score once again in this Napoli vs Manchester City encounter.