Napoli – Liverpool SOCCER PICKS
Napoli and Liverpool meet at Stadio San Paolo, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is only record of 1 recent direct match between these two teams, on 04-08-2018, which ended with the victory of Liverpool by (5-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, as Napoli presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this second day of Group C after a draw in its opening in this group stage, against Crvena Zvezda, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for Serie A, they lost with Juventus out by (3-1). In the last 10 home matches Napoli has won 9 and tied 1. The team has scored goals against the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In the last 4 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Napoli is a club that never managed to conquer the Champions League, but has a European League title, in addition to having two Serie A TIM titles (Italian Championship) throughout its history. In the current season, the team made a pretty good debut in the group stage of the Champions League, as they drew away from home by 0x0 with Red Star, thus occupying third place in Group C. In the last six games that Napoli played at home, counting only official games, five scored two or more goals and four scored more than 2.5 goals. We believe that in this match Napoli will play a more open game, since they must start for the attack in search of victory to fight for the first place in the group.
The visiting team arrives at this 2nd day of Group C after a victory in its opening in this group stage, against the PSG, by (3-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor. against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last match that they played, for the Premier League, they drew with Chelsea by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Liverpool has 8 wins and 2 draws. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 13 of the last 15 games, of these 13 came to the break in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11 .
Liverpool is a club that has won the Champions League five times throughout its history, with the most recent title being won in 2004/05. In the last season, the team made an impeccable campaign, reaching the final of the Champions League, but ended up being defeated by 3×1 by Real Madrid. In the current season, the team managed to make a good debut in the group stage of the Champions League, winning at home by 3×2 to Paris Saint-Germain and thus reaching the leadership of Group C. In the last five games that Liverpool He played as a visitor, for several competitions, in all there were two or more goals and in three there were more than 2.5 goals. We believe that in this match Liverpool will play another game with several goals, since their attack is one of the best in European football.