Napoli vs Shakhtar Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
What a great football game in Italy on Tuesday night when Napoli play at home against Shakhtar in the Champions League Matchday 5. Both teams are highly motivated for the match and we expect aggressive playing from the both sides. It will be a true football battle in Italy, but Napoli are absolute favourites to win this game.
Napoli play very well this season and they are in brilliant run and have won 16 of the last 18 games in Serie A. But they have won only one from four games in their Champions League campaign this season and they are third placed team with six points behind their Todays opponent. They like to play offensive football and all four games in Champions League have finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Also they have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 home matches in Serie A. This time they also need a better head to heat score, and will try to score at least two goals more, because they have lost 1-2 in Ukraine.
On the other side Shakhtar are in pole position to join leaders and already-qualified Manchester City FC in progressing from Group F. Shakhtar are undefeated in their last 13 away matches in Ukrainian Premier League, but this time they have a hard job to do. They will play aggressive football from the first minute, and fast counterattacks will be their main objective.
When it comes to their mutual encounters Shakhtar's 2-1 win in Ukraine was their first ever meeting with Napoli. This game is going to be another one interesting game between two sides and a true football fight at Sao Paolo. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big on Tuesday night.
Napoli don't have lots of missing players for the match against the Ukrainians. Arkadiusz Milik and Faouzi Ghoulam are injured and they can't play on this match. Kalidou Koulibaly is suspended and he also will not play against Shakhtar. All other players are ready for the match and they are available to play.
On the other side Shakhtar also do not have many missing players for this game. Maksim Malyshev and Sergey Krivtsov are injured and they will not play against Napoli. Darijo Srna is another one player who can't play on this match. All other players are ready for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Napoli: Reina; Rui, Maksimovic, Albiol, Hysaj; Hamsik, Jorginho, Diawara; Insigne, Mertens, Callejon
Shakhtar: Pyatov; Butko, Ordets, Rakitskiy, Ismaily; Fred, Stepanenko; Marlos, Taison, Bernard; Ferreyra
Napoli vs Shakhtar Prediction
Match Napoli vs Shakhtar brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Both sides will play offensive football and we will enjoy in one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances on the both sides. Napoli play fantastic football this season and they are in really good run in domestic championship, but they are not in good position in the Champions League. They like to play offensive and attractive football and their main objective for this game will be to score from the first minute. On the other side Shakhtar also like to play aggressive in attack, but this time they will have a truly hard job to win all three points. But they are in good position and all players will be satisfied with one point in Italy. They have won three games in their Champions League campaign and all players are highly motivated to reach the next stage.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Napoli vs Shakhtar Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect to see more then two goals here, and believe Napoli will score at least one goal more. So our second betting pick for the match is Napoli to win, and our risky bet goes on correct score 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.