Liverpool vs Napoli
Wednesday 27th November 2019
UEFA Champions League, Anfield
Live on BT Sport 2 – Kick Off: 20:00 GMT
Liverpool return to Champions League this week as they welcome Napoli to Anfield on Wednesday night.
A win for Jurgen Klopp’s side will secure qualification to the knockout phase with a game to spare. The Red’s currently sit top of Group C, a point clear of Napoli who occupy second place.
Liverpool have won their last three consecutive group matches following the victories home and away against Genk, along with the home win against Red Bull Salzburg. Their only defeat came on matchday one against Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli side.
Napoli come into Wednesday night’s encounter second in the group, one point behind leaders Liverpool. They do however boast the only unbeaten record in the group, winning two and drawing two.
Napoli boast an impressive defensive record in this seasons group stage, and have conceded only three times in four matches, keeping two clean sheets. Liverpool on the other hand are yet to keep a clean sheet in the Champions League so far this season, and have conceded almost double the amount as Napoli, with seven goals shipped in four matches.
Napoli will be without playmaker Lorenzo Insigne for Wednesday nights affair. The Italian has been fined £300,000 by his employers after being identified as a ringleader in unrest in the Napoli side earlier this month.
However, the Napoli side who Liverpool face on Wednesday night are a shadow of the team they faced on the opening group match. Napoli have failed to win in Serie A in over a month, and have a number of off field distractions to contend with, most notably an on-going row with President Aurelio De Laurentiis continuing to fester. The Reds will be looking to avenge their defeat on matchday one.
The referee for Wednesday night’s encounter is Carlos Del Cerro Grande from Spain. The Spaniard has overseen a total of nine matches across the Champions League and La Liga this season, accumulating a total of thirty-seven yellow cards. This considered I would recommend a minimum of 30+ booking points for this fixture. The 43-year old has never officiated a Champions League encounter involving Liverpool. But did take charge of Napoli’s 3-1 defeat to Salzburg in the Europa League in March 2018 where he awarded three yellow cards.
This match will be shown live on BT Sport 2 with kick-off scheduled to take place at 20:00 BST on Wednesday evening.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Napoli
Suggested Tips – Liverpool vs Napoli – (BET 365)
- Correct score – Liverpool 2-1 – (link no longer available).
- First Goalscorer – Roberto Firmino- (link no longer available).
- Half Time / Full Time – Draw / Liverpool – (link no longer available).
- Player to be booked – Dejan Lovren – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Liverpool vs Napoli – (SKYBET)
- Correct Score Group Betting- Liverpool 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – 15/8.
- Price Boost – Virgil Van Dijk to score a header – 14/1.
- Firmino to score, Liverpool to win, over 2.5 goals and 9+ Liverpool corners – 11/1.
- Mohamed Salah to score a brace – 6/1.
Markets last updated on Wednesday 27th November 2019 last updated at 19:20.