The final round of Champions League group games are upon us and my word haven’t they flown by! It’s Liverpool versus Napoli in this Group A clash that will determine who finishes first and second. Both teams have already qualified before this 8pm GMT kick-off at Anfield on Tuesday night. The home team will need to overturn a 4-1 aggregate score if they’re to move ahead of their opponents on head-to-head results.
Is it mission impossible or are we set to witness a European classic? Read our preview below to find out what are the best Champions League odds available right now.
Liverpool Betting Trends
Liverpool might have had a patchy season so far with the club down in 9th position in the Premier League and having suffered a humbling 4-1 loss away to Napoli earlier in this competition but Jurgen Klopp’s men have still already secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League and could yet still top the group. It is the Reds worst start after 12 matches in the top flight of English football since the German took the reigns back in 2015 but they have now won 4 games in a row in this competition.
There are suggestions that Klopp is using this game to give fringe players game time with both Calvin Ramsey and Ibrahima Konate tipped to start. It is 2 losses from the last 3 games for Liverpool though and those losses have come against the lower-placed opposition of Nottingham Forest and Leeds. The latter of those defeats coming at home on the weekend. However, the Merseysiders have won both of their home games in this group so far scoring two goals in each of those contests.
Napoli Betting Trends
Napoli are fast becoming the trending team of this year’s Champions League. Luciano Spalletti’s team are unbeaten in all competitions so far. Gli Azzurri are top of Serie A with 10 wins and 2 draws. The team also boast a 100% record in this competition sitting proudly on top of the group. 21-year old Georgian international Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been a breakthrough star this season with the performances from Victor Osimhen, Piotr Zielinski, and Kim Min-jae also earning high praise.
It is incredible to note that Napoli have scored a staggering 20 goals in their 5 group games so far having scored at least 3 goals in each of their group games so far. They have also scored an average of 4.5 goals per away game in this group. It’s now 13 games won in a row across all competitions so it’s hard to find an argument against backing them to win any match right now. That sort of fire power is frightening at this level.
Liverpool vs Napoli Betting Tips
The times they are a-changing as the old saying goes and that could certainly be evident here again. Liverpool are suffering from inconsistency this season but Napoli feel like they are entering a new dawn. It’s slightly come out of nowhere for the Italian side who exited the Champions League at the last 16 stage last season and finished 3rd in Serie A but some way off the title pace.
Spalletti has turned them into a real force this season and they’re now even being spoken about in the Champions League winners conversation. Is there a team in better form than Napoli in European football right now? You’d have to say no. They may well be underdogs to win this game but that makes them great value given their recent performances.
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