EUROPA: Champions League – Group Stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Prior to 2 rounds before the end of the current group stage of the Champions League, Manchester City is the only leader of the 6th sextet. Now the team of Josep Guardiola has 12 points.
The champion of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk is behind the leader with 3 points. And two underdogs of group F today are the vice-champion of Italy Napoli (3 points) and the defending winner of Holland championship Feyenoord without any points.
Real chances of Azzurri
It is obvious that in this case the team of Josep Guardiola has ensured itself the berth into the first round of play-off. But what team will become the second representative of group F at decisive stages of the main UEFA tournament?
Now the distance between Shakhtar Donetsk and Napoli is 6 points. But, nevertheless the team of Maurizio Sarri can get into the 1/8 final from the second position. Azzurri has to win over its rival at home Stadio San Paolo.
The first meeting in Kharkiv
The first meeting of current opponents was held during the first round, on the 13th of September in Kharkiv at home arena Metalist Stadium. This match ended with the victory of the Miners with the score 2:1 (Taison, Facundo Ferreyra – Milik).
But one scored goal that was scored by the Polish forward Arkadiusz Milik is of principal significance. Napoli will be pleased even with the victory with the score 1:0.
And in this case with the final equality of the points, the vice-champion of Italy will gain the advantage over Shakhtar Donetsk according to the results of meetings (1:2 and 1:0).
Is this result acceptable? Of course, the Miners will be guarding their gates as lions and will be fighting for one point that will let them leave the group. Napoli needs the victory, of course …
Napoli – 1.45, draw – 4.75, Shakhtar Donetsk – 6.00;
Our tip: Napoli (Asian Handicap -1) - odds 1.7 SBOBET