Europe’s most prominent club competition is back as we take a look at Napoli vs Liverpool in the first round of games in the group stage. This is a colossal match up between two of Europe’s most exciting clubs to watch. Both teams are expected to qualify at the end of the group stage. However, neither one of these two teams will want to play catch up this early in the competition. An exciting match awaits us as Napoli vs Liverpool takes place at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday evening.
Napoli vs Liverpool Prediction & Match Preview
Tuesday, September 17 – 15:00 EST – Stadio San Paolo
Napoli and Liverpool are two teams that are very familiar with each other as they featured in a number of matches over the past few years. I Partenopei will seek revenge as they were knocked out by Liverpool last season in the final match day of the group stage. Napoli only needed a draw to advance in the competition and knock Liverpool out. Their dreams were broken as Salah won the game for the Reds. The only goal of the match came in the 34th minute. As crazy as it sounds, that goal allowed Liverpool to reach the knockout stage and ultimately win the Champions League a few months later. They will now have a difficult task that only a few managed to do, win it again in consecutive seasons.
Overall, this match is poised to be an entertaining fixture between two teams with very attack minded approaches. Napoli will look to attack with Mertens, Insigne, and Callejon to name a few. On the other hand, Liverpool’s main goal threats include Salah, Mane, and Firmino. Both teams have the ability to score plenty of goals. The two defenses will have to be wary of their opposition’s threats. For that reason, we are expecting both teams to find the back of the net. It is to note however that last season’s results ended 1-0 in both occasions.
OUR PICK: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE