Liverpool – Napoli SOCCER PICKS
The English team starts lightly as a favorite due to the collective and offensive potential it possesses, which increases when acting in Anfield. Remember that the Klopp boys need to win by at least two goals difference to get to the 8th final. Considering this and knowing that the Italians do not defend so well either, we trust that the “Reds” score thanks to their dynamic and vertical style facing the rival goal.
The box “Red” comes quiet to this duel after beating 0-4 at Bournemouth for the Premier last weekend. Thanks to this triumph, he continues to dream of being able to fight the tournament until the final stage. Now his goal in the Champions League is to achieve a victory by two goals difference and reach the classification in the 8th final. Considering this, we believe that technician Klopp will risk from the initial stage, since he can not speculate. The ideal for the interests of the English is to get an early goal that complicates the Italians from the psychological and that strengthens the confidence of those led by the German coach.
As a local, Liverpool has added 6 points in their first two Champions League appearances. First he beat PSG 3-2 on the hour and then thrashed the Serbian Red Star 4-0. Apparently, the team usually increases its level when acting on Anfield Road. Of course, his goal is not to complicate as he did against Everton a short time ago (1-0 victory in the classic with a goal scored in the 49th minute of the second half). For this duel it is expected that the trident “Red” appears from the initial stage, being vital the contribution of Firmino, Salah and Mané.
The Italian team arrives toned to this duel after beating Frosinone by Calcio and adding 3 important points in their fight to stay as the guard of the Juventus leader. The team is still well-mannered and well worked by coach Ancelotti, who has already adapted to the players he has. In the Champions League, he has 9 points in total, product of 2 victories and 3 equalities (unbeaten in the competition). His goal is to steal a point in Anfield and qualify for the 8th finals of this European competition. Anyway a defeat would serve to achieve this goal, but this must be maximum by a goal difference.
As a visitor, Napoli has registered 2 points in the group after equaling 0-0 against Red Star in Serbia and drawing 2-2 against PSG in the Parc des Princes. That yes, this last parity was painful, since the boys of Ancelotti were winning 1-2 with a few seconds left for the final whistle. The logic indicates that the Italians take advantage of the advantage they have and try to manage the times from the initial stage. Do not rule out that appeal to the good touch to cool the process, trying to counterattack to score.
The last duel between both teams was on the second date of the group. That day, the Italian team won 1-0 on the final. The process of that game was extremely fought and tactical, imposing the mark and the errors in that opportunity. Before the aforementioned match, Liverpool thrashed Napoli is a friendly that played in Dublin (5-0).