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Napoli vs Liverpool

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Stadio San Paolo

Date: 3rd October 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Napoli have not done badly after losing Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea in the summer however they would be happier to have him for this game after he masterminded a win and a draw against the Reds this past week.

The Naples based side lost 3-1 To Juventus at the weekend, and that was the second time they have been beaten this season – the other time was a 3-0 loss at Sampdoria.

Despite these results, Napoli are a different side when they play at home and they have shown that by winning their 3 home games this season.

Last season they won all but one of their home games in the Champions League and they will be looking to continue that trend this time around.

Liverpool are almost finished with a nightmare run of fixtures that sees them play Tottenham, PSG, Chelsea, Napoli, and Manchester City.

So far they have only suffered one loss and a draw and the Reds would be looking to continue their impressive start to the season in this game.

Liverpool recorded a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Saturday, a result that helps them to maintain an unbeaten start to their league season.

In that game, they showed their squad depth when Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to net a stunning and deserving equalizer.

Liverpool beat PSG on Matchday one in the Champions League, and they will be looking to build on that in this game.

The Reds need to improve their performance in front of goal as they missed more than 90 percent of the chances they create in every game so far this season.

The only previous competitive encounter between Napoli and Liverpool came in the 2010/11 Europa League group stages with Napoli claiming a point on home soil but losing 3-1 at Anfield.

Bookmakers make Liverpool slight favourites to come out on top in this game.

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

Napoli

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Torino 1-3 Napoli 23 Sep, 2018 Italian Serie A
D Red Star Belgrade 0-0 Napoli 18 Sep, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Napoli 1-0 Fiorentina 15 Sep, 2018 Italian Serie A
L Sampdoria 3-0 Napoli 2 Sep, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Napoli 3-2 AC Milan 25 Aug, 2018 Italian Serie A

Liverpool

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Liverpool 3-0 Southampton 22 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
W Liverpool 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain 18 Sep, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Liverpool 15 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
W Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool 1 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
W Liverpool 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion 25 Aug, 2018 English Premier League

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Liverpool 5-0 Napoli 4 Aug, 2018 Friendly
Liverpool 3-1 Napoli 4 Nov, 2010 UEFA Europa League
Napoli 0-0 Liverpool 21 Oct, 2010 UEFA Europa League

 

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