Paris SG – Napoli SOCCER PICKS
PSG and Napoli meet at Parc des Princes, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 11-08-2014, in a match that ended with the final score: Napoli (1-2) PSG. The Napoli presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team comes to this 3rd round of Group C in the 3rd position, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 1 loss. In their first match in this group stage they lost out to Liverpool, by (3-2). In the 2nd round, they won at home against Crvena Zvezda by (6-1). 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 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Amiens SC by (5-0). In the last 10 home matches PSG has won 9 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 30 of the last 31 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 28 out of 31 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Paris Saint-Germain is a club that never managed to conquer the Champions League, but that throughout its history has won the Ligue 1 (French Championship) seven times, being the most recent title conquered in 2017/18. In the current season the team has been doing an irregular campaign in the Champions League, achieving a victory and a defeat in the first rounds, thus being in the third position of Group C, one point behind the leader. In the last five games that Paris Saint-Germain played in their stadium, for several competitions, in all there was one or more goals in the first half. We believe that in this match the PSG will again have conditions to open the scoring at the beginning of the game, for playing at home and for specifying the victory.
The visiting team arrives at this 3rd round of Group C in the 1st position, with 4 points won, after 1 win and 1 draw. In their first match in this group stage they tied it off against Crvena Zvezda by (0-0). In the 2nd round, they won at home against Liverpool by (1-0). 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 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a win away with Udinese by (0-3). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Napoli has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Napoli is a club that has not yet 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 has been doing a good campaign in the Champions League, managing to win the first two games, thus being in the leadership of Group C, but only one point ahead of the second and third classified. In the last five games that Napoli played as a visitor, for several competitions, in four there were one or more goals in the first half. We believe that in this match, to face a strong opponent, Napoli will play another game that will have the score open in the first half.