Shakhtar vs Napoli Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Champions League Group F brings us another one very interesting match Shakhtar vs Napoli and this game will be a perfect betting opportunity to increase our betting payouts on Wednesday night.
Shakhtar plays Champions League in seven of the previous eight season. Shakhtar Donetsk missed out on the Champions League group stages last season and all players are highly motivated to make a big comeback. They play very well in national championship and have won seven of the first eight games. With Manchester City and Feyenoord also in their group, every home game is very important for Shakhtar.
On the other side Napoli play in brilliant form and they like to play offensive and attractive football. They are in fantastic run of 17 games unbeaten, they have won 15 of these 17 games. Napoli have started the season with five consecutive victories in all competitions and all players are eager to win another one game. Napoli qualified for this Champions League season by beating Nice, they have won both home and away in the play-offs. But Napoli have conceded in nine of their last ten away days in the Champions League and if want to win all three points looks like they have to score at least two goals.
The two teams have never previously met in European competition and it will be their first meeting. Both sides are highly motivated to win all three points here and we expect a true football battle. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big with our football prediction and betting tips.
Shakhtar coach Paulo Fonseca says: "We are expecting a very different game to those we usually have in Ukrainian league. We know we are meeting a very strong team, maybe one of the best in Europe in terms of collective play."
Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri: "Shakhtar are not well known in Italy but we are familiar with their strengths. They have very fast, technical players. They attack with many players including both full-backs who help them build numerical superiority in the final third."
Shakhtar don't have many missing players for the match against Napoli. Sergey Krivtsov and Maksim Malyshev are injured and they can't help their team on this very hard home game. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Napoli also do not have many missing players for the match. Vlad Chiriches is injured and he is only one player who can't play in Ukraine. All other players are available to play and all of the are eager to beat Shakhtar Tonight.
Possible starting lineups
Shakhtar: Pyatov; Ismaily, Rakitskiy, Krivtsov, Srna; Stepanenko, Fred; Bernard, Kovalenko, Marlos; Ferreyra
Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Hamsik, Jorginho, Allan; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Shakhtar vs Napoli Prediction
Very good football match for betting on Wednesday night when Napoli takes on Shakhtar. Both teams are highly motivated for the match and both will try to win all three points here. So it will be one tough game with lots of midfield duels and fouls. Shakhtar will play aggressive football in defending and it will be their main objective for the match. On the other side Napoli have lost just twice in nine European away games, and they will try to score from the first minute. If they score an early goal, then Shakhtar have nothing to lose and we will enjoy in fantastic football.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Shakhtar vs Napoli Prediction: Both teams to score. We believe the Italian side can win all three points in Ukraine and our second betting pick for the match is Napoli to win and Both to score. Maybe correct score will be 1-2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.