Manchester City vs Napoli Preview

Manchester City vs Napoli 

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Etihad Stadium

Date: 17th October 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Manchester City are arguably the most unstoppable team in the world right now – the Cityzens have continued to score incredible amounts of goals week in, week out but they face another in-form team in this game and this match promises to be an exciting one.

They dismantled Stoke City 7-2 over the weekend – a result which sends them clear at the top of the league table.

They have obviously improved at the back this season but Stoke City managed to net twice in their last game which will offer Napoli some hopes of at least getting on the score sheet here.

City have scored 20 goals in their last 5 home games this season however this will be their toughest test and it will be interesting to see how they come out of it.

Napoli are the in-form team of the Italian Serie A.

Their 1-0 win away at AS Roma over the weekend means they maintain a 100% start to the season and have emerged as early season title favourites.

Their last win was their 6th victory on the bounce and they have scored 20 goals in that period.

Napoli have impressed away from home also this season but they have also shown defensive weakness in some of  those away matches as they have conceded 5 goals in their last 4 away games.

Dries Mertens has continued from where he stopped last season and may be a thorn in the side of Manchester City’s defenders here.

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

Manchester City 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City Sep 30, 2017 English Premier League
W Manchester City 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk Sep 26, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace Sep 23, 2017 English Premier League
W West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Manchester City Sep 20, 2017 English Carabao Cup
W Watford 0-6 Manchester City Sep 16, 2017 English Premier League

Napoli 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Napoli 3-0 Cagliari Oct 1, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Napoli 3-1 Feyenoord Rotterdam Sep 26, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W SPAL 2-3 Napoli Sep 23, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Lazio 1-4 Napoli Sep 20, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Napoli 6-0 Benevento Sep 17, 2017 Italian Serie A

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Napoli 2-1 Manchester City Nov 22, 2011 UEFA Champions League
Manchester City 1-1 Napoli Sep 14, 2011 UEFA Champions League

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