Napoli vs Shakhtar – UEFA Champions League: Group F of the Champions League is almost settled…
But on the match between Napoli and Shakhtar, we are preparing to have two of the most exciting teams of the first stage of this 2017/2018 season facing off.
That is mainly due to the work developed by their managers, who have changed a way each of this teams approaches the game.
It was ironic that three teams with a very approximate playing style would meet in the same group and, from the moment of the draw,
it seemed clear that one of the teams that played positive football in Europe would end up being out of the Champions’ League Round of 16.
What wasn’t expected was it would be Napoli. Of course, the Neapolitans are still in it, looking for a win that would allow them to still have hope until the decisive round.
But their task is not easy, at all.
On the 3 matches played against Manchester City and Shakhtar, Napoli have lost all of them.
The official speech puts the Serie A as their top priority, the competition they want to focus on more, but the defeat on the first round might have been essential for that focus to be really off the Champions League.
However, it is certain that, against Manchester City, they didn’t stop trying to get points.
Napoli vs Shakhtar – Betting Tip and Prediction:
For Paulo Fonseca’s team, there are 2 very demanding matches coming up, where one point will be enough to ensure their presence on the round of 16.
If they are able to win in this match, they will even have the privilege of discussing the top spot when they host Manchester City.
These are, at heart, a lot of “ifs” but, especially, a lot of attractions for both teams to give it all they’ve got to win.
Some difficulties are expected for the Ukrainian team playing away from home, with Napoli trying to pressure and trying to force mistakes, it is acceptable to imagine that Shakhtar will try to respond in a similar fashion.
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