Reasons for Manchester City vs Napoli Tip
Manchester City is welcoming Napoli in the third round of Champions League group F. Both clubs are in excellent shape, and they are on the top of their respective leagues. Furthermore, they haven’t lost in the domestic championships since the start of the campaigns. Victory is expected on both sides, and for the fans, this is going to be a spectacle, because, a high scoring affair is quite possible here.
Manchester City Preview
The Citizens haven’t lost in previous 17 games in all competitions. During that span, Pep Guardiola’s boys delivered 14 victories and 3 draws. At the moment they have 8 straight wins, in which they have kept the clean sheets on 6 occasions. The same number of games ended with over 2.5 goals. Especially impressive was the last one against Stoke 7-2, and in that event, we could see the power of the offensive line although they were short of Sergio Aguero. Gabriel Jesus, Sane, De Bryne, etc., all of them are unstoppable. The Argentinian striker will be on the injury list for this game, Benjamin Mendy also, while Vincent Kompany is doubtful.
Partenopei are absolutely fabulous this season. After 8 matches, they are on the top of the league with a perfect record and 26 goals scored, with only 5 allowed. We are sure that no one expected such a fantastic start from this team and 5 points advantage over Juventus. Currently, they have 5 straight wins, 9 of them along with one loss in the past 10 games. 3 or more goals were in the recent 8 games in a row. The absolute leader of the team is Lorenzo Insigne, but the first weapon is Dries Mertens with 8 goals scored this season. The Dutch striker provides a crucial touch in front of the opponent’s goals. Milik s out of the picture not only for this game, but for the whole season.
Manchester City vs Napoli Head to Head
The two teams met in 2011 Champions League campaign. Napoli had more success, winning at home, 2-1, and snapping one point away at Etihad Stadium, 1-1. That was the last game in which Napoli stayed unbeaten on English soil.
Manchester City vs Napoli Prediction and Betting Tips
The winning recipe for this game would be focusing only on goals. Yes, Manchester City is closer to victory, but we do not want to risk anything. Goals are sure, and the first pick would be over 2.5 in this event.
For the braver players, we recommend our trademark, over 1.5 goals in the first halftime. Citizens and Napoli often open the events with an enormous pressure, which results in an early goal. If you look the recent matches of these two sides, the majority of them saw this happening.
If you like to play some riskier bets, over 3.5 goals, is the pick for you also.