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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli Preview

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli 

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Arena Lviv

Date: 13th September 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

Tottenham have risen to the top of English football over the past few seasons but there are still issues left for them to iron out.

The Lilywhites have yet to make themselves a force in Europe – they are yet to win more than a game at their new home Wembley and they are yet to pick up a trophy under the leadership of the Argentine.

They won only 2 of their group games in the Champions League last season and beginning this season’s campaign against a Dortmund side that has not lost a competitive fixture since April will be a tough game for them.

They have done well away from home this season but the curse of Wembley seems to still be operative over them as they have earned just one point out of a possible 6 in their two home matches so far.

Borussia Dortmund have performed very well under the stewardship of former Ajax boss Peter Bosz who replaced Thomas Tuchel this summer.

Their decision to appoint the Dutch man boils down to his great job bringing through youngsters at the former Dutch champions.

They have picked up 7 points from a possible 9 in the Bundesliga so far this season with comfortable wins over Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin.

They have a good opportunity to win this game if Tottenham’s Wembley struggles continue.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Shakhtar Donetsk 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Shakhtar Donetsk 0-2 Celta Vigo Feb 23, 2017 UEFA Europa League
W Celta Vigo 0-1 Shakhtar Donetsk Feb 16, 2017 UEFA Europa League
W Braga 2-4 Shakhtar Donetsk Dec 8, 2016 UEFA Europa League
W Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 Konyaspor Nov 24, 2016 UEFA Europa League
W KAA Gent 3-5 Shakhtar Donetsk Nov 3, 2016 UEFA Europa League

Napoli 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Napoli 3-1 Atalanta Aug 27, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Nice 0-2 Napoli Aug 22, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Hellas Verona 1-3 Napoli Aug 19, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Napoli 2-0 Nice Aug 16, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Bayern Munich 0-2 Napoli Aug 2, 2017 Audi Cup

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