Napoli and Liverpool renew hostilities at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples in their opening Champions League Group A match on Wednesday night. Who will claim the bragging rights on Matchday 1? Check out here our Napoli vs Liverpool predictions, line-ups, free bets, best odds, betting offers and how to watch the match in TV or stream it!
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When is & How to watch Napoli v Liverpool?
Napoli vs Liverpool is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples will host the match.
The match will be broadcast live by BT Sport in the UK with coverage beginning at 7.45pm.
BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.Wednesday, September 7, 2022
- 8:00 pm: Napoli vs Liverpool
Napoli v Liverpool Betting Preview
Napoli returned to winning ways in ideal fashion against Lazio (1-2 at the Stadio Olimpico) after dropping four points against Fiorentina and Lecce at the end of August. They sit 2nd in the Serie A standings, level on points with reigning champions AC Milan and two points shy of table toppers Atalanta. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored his fourth Serie A goal of the season, while the other new signing Kim Min-jae scored his second header of the season from a corner-kick. Luciano Spalletti's men are playing brilliant football after an impressive summer recruiting campaign.
Injuries have hindered Liverpool during the first month of the season. The Reds have won just two of their opening six domestic fixtures and currently sit seventh in the Premier League table, already six points behind current leaders Arsenal at this early stage. Jurgen Klopp's men have failed to win any of their three away games in the top flight thus far, including in last Saturday's Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park (0-0). Furthermore, they failed to score in all three visit to the Stadio Diego Maradona in Naples (last time in the 2019-20 Champions League group stage).
Team News & Probable Line-Ups
Napoli (4-2-3-1): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Rui; Zambo Anguissa, Lobotka; Politano, Zielinski, Kvaratskhelia; Osimhen
Manager Luciano Spalletti has just one fresh injury concern as Hirving Lozano was stretchered off after a clash of heads against Lazio. Matteo Politano is expected to replace the Mexican, forming the offensive midfield trio alongside Piotr Zielinski and Khvicha Kvaratshkelia. As to the lone striker, Viktor Osimhen is not 100% fit and could be replaced by Giovanni Simeone or Giacomo Raspadori. In midfield, with Diego Demme still sidelined, Stanislav Lobotka will start as playmaker, flanked by Zambo Anguissa. No changes are expected at the back, with Kim-Min Jae and Amir Rrahmani centre-backs, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Mario Rui the starting full backs.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Arthur; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
The Reds have not less than five potential starters missing: Ibrahima Konatè, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita and Fabio Carvalho (a major doubt). With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain still out, new signing Arthur Melo (on loan from Juventus) will start in midfield alongside Harvey Elliott and Fabinho. At the back, Joel Matip is available for selection and Jurgen Klopp will give Joe Gomez a well-deserved breather. Andy Robertson did not start the Merseyside derby so will surely start in Naples. Up front, Roberto Firmino and Darwin Nunez are in contention for a starting berth, with the Brazilian slightly favorite.
Our Napoli v Liverpool Predictions
Liverpool are struggling in midfield and we expect Napoli to dominate the battle in the middle of the park. The Reds won all six of their group games last season, becoming the first English side to do so, but we don't expect Klopp's men to take maximum points at the Stadio Diego Maradona. We back Napoli to win or draw (Double Chance), while our favorite correct score is the 2-2 draw. Both teams to score and Kvaratshkelia to score anytime complete our picks for the game.
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