Napoli vs Liverpool – Group E – Match 1 out of 6 : Champions League 2020 – Latest Team News, Match Prediction, Probable Lineups & Fantasy Football Tips.
Tournament – Champions League 2019/2020
Match no. – 1 out of 6
Date – 19 September 2019 (Tuesday night)
Time – 12:30 AM IST
Teams – Napoli Vs Liverpool
Venue – Stadio Sao Paolo
Where to watch – Ten2 & Ten2 HD
Team news & latest updates.
Ancelotti will be expecting nothing less than a win (at least a draw) on their first match against defending champions. Looking at their previous match against mighty Juventus, a self-goal by Koulibaly in 90th-minute changed their desired win in a nail-biting fashion. They came back in last game where Mertens scored 2 goals leading to a confident 2-0 victory & proved his worth again to this team.
Injury concerns are both Arkadiusz Milik (groin) and Elseid Hysaj (muscle injury) are major concern in the midfield for Napoli.
Players to look out for is Callejon in the midfield & Insigne who is 100% fit now will be crucial. Mertens, of course, will be main key player who can turn this game in their favor at any time.
Last match 3-1 victory over Newcastle will give Klopp & team an extra boost going for first match in Champions League after finals last year. Team’s morale looks solid with Mane-Salah-Firmino is like a deadly combo who can penetrate any defense line. They did make things look effortless in Liverpool’s attack. They will be carrying this morale boost to this game for sure.
Injury concern is the absence of Origi & Nabi Keita. Also, red’s star goalkeeper Allison will be too missing this match out, due to injury during international break replacing by Adrian.
Players to look out for is, of course, the trio Mane-Salah-Firmino in the attacking side of the pitch. Fabinho will be starting in the final XI acting as the main pillar in the midfield with Wijnaldum & Henderson. The defense will be led by Virgil van Dijk himself with Alexander-Arnold in the right-wing.
Predictions by IFL editors.
Probable playing XI
Our Match Prediction.
We are predicting 1-2 for Napoli vs Liverpool for Match 1st of Group E. Liverpool FC seems like a well-tuned machine which can thrash any defense line from any league in the world. We really believe Klopp & co can easily beat Napoli with controlling Insigne & Mertens because once they broke the red’s defence there is no stopping.