Champions League: Napoli vs Liverpool Preview, Line-ups, Betting Odds and Live Streaming

Another difficult away tie awaits for Liverpool this midweek when they travel to Naples in their second group stage encounter of Champions League 2018-19.

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Liverpool, the runners-up last season, made a flying start this term in Champions League grabbing a thrilling 3-2 win against Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield. They are now set to travel to Naples to contest Napoli amid a hectic schedule and the hostile ambience at Stadio San Paolo will come up with a tough test for Jurgen Klopp’s juggernaut.

The Reds almost lost their unbeaten status in Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. However, a late screamer of Daniel Sturridge helped them to secure a massive point on the road and the momentum will help them to put an encouraging display on Wednesday night.

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Napoli, under iconic Carlo Ancelotti, drew their opening European encounter against Crvena Zvezda and a weekend defeat to giants Juventus will make them desperate to grab all three points to stay in the hunt of a knockout slot from a fiercely competitive group. They were humiliated 5-0 in a pre-season friendly but the tie this midweek will motivate them to seek a revenge banking on a string of superstars who are capable of knocking down any opponent on their day.

Napoli vs Liverpool Team News:

Napoli is set to miss out winger Amin Younes who is still a few weeks away to recover fully from an Achilles tendon rupture. Custodian Alex Meret is out with a fractured arm whereas defensive ace Vlad Chiriches is ruled out following an unfortunate cruciate ligament rupture earlier last month. Faouzi Ghoulam, meanwhile, has recovered ahead of schedule and is now back in contention.

Liverpool will miss the services of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the entire campaign who suffered a horrific knee injury towards the end of the previous term. Adam Lallana and Divock Origi are back in training following weeks of absence due to their groin and ankle injuries. They, however, are not expected to make the midweek trip.

Napoli vs Liverpool Probable Lineups:

Napoli: 

Subs: Orestis Karnezis, Arkadiusz Milik, Adam Ounas, Nikola Maksimovic, Sebastiano Luperto, Fabian Ruiz, Marko Rog.

Liverpool:

Subs: Simon Mignolet, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Alberto Moreno.

Napoli vs Liverpool Last Meeting:

Their last meeting at San Paolo occurred 8 years back in a Europa League group stage encounter where it ended in a futile scoreless draw.

Napoli vs Liverpool Head-to-Head Stats:

Napoli Win: 0

Draw: 1

Liverpool Win: 1

Napoli vs Liverpool Key Players:

Napoli have a number of promising names in their ranks who can alter the game. All eyes will be on in-form Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon whereas veteran Marek Hamsik and promising Piotr Zieliński will pull the strings from midfield.

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Liverpool will rely on their lethal front trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane who are yet to hit their absolute form. Daniel Sturridge is enjoying a great scoring run whereas Virgil van Dijk will be key to maintain resilience at the back.

 

Napoli vs Liverpool Current Form (In All Competitions):

Napoli: L-W-W-D-W-L

Liverpool: D-L-W-W-W-W

Napoli vs Liverpool Betting Odds (Subject To Change):

Napoli: 5/2

Draw: 13/5

Liverpool: 23/20

Napoli vs Liverpool Live Streaming:

The game is scheduled on Thursday from 00:30 hrs IST and will be available on Sony Liv app as well as NavixSport. However, for online streaming links, send us a message to our official Facebook page.

 

 

 

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