Manchester City vs Napoli: In what is probably the most nteresting match of this Tuesday’s Champions League schedule…
We will have a match at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, between the local team Manchester City, managed by Pep Guardiola, and Napoli, managed by Maurizio Sarri, with the hosts getting only wins so far on this competition and the Italians having 1 victory and 1 defeat on the 2 rounds played in the group stage of this competition.
On the side of the Citizens, Mendy is absent, due to injury, while Kompany is doubtful (but really shouldn’t play); On the side of the Neapolitans, Milik is the only absence for this match.
This will be the 3rd time that these teams will meet, with the other two matches finishing on a draw and win for Napoli.
From the home side, we have seen an extremely capable side on this beginning of the season, who is leading the Premier League singly and also leading this group F of the Champions’ League group stage.
A win against the Italians would put the team very close to ensuring the qualification for the next stage of this competition.
Guardiola’s side is coming off a 9-match winning streak and has a remarkable offensive and defensive ability (34 goals scored and only 4 goals conceded).
As for the visitors, they are also having an incredibly fascinating start to the season, leading the Serie A singly and coming off a series of 6 straight wins in every competition, only dropping points once this season, on their trip to Ukraine, in the 1st round of the Champions League.
The team, in my opinion, and much like Manchester City, is a team that is currently playing the best football all around the world, dominating every stage of the match and having a remarkable individual and collective intelligence.
Manchester City vs Napoli – Betting Tip and Prediction:
If football was an equation or math problem, this would be a high-scoring match, with a lot of goals, since both teams prefer a tactically intelligent football, but also with a great offensive vision and ability, as we can see by their attacking records.
In any way, I would give more credit to the Italians, who have a shorter roster (and, if they were to pick up one or two injuries on key players, things would probably become very hard for them).
Still, I see both teams being able to score, namely the Italians, who might even score more than once, given the intelligence of their playing style.
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