Place: Anfield. Liverpool.
Date: on the 11th of December, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool, being the second club of the last year’s Champions League, has neglected the performances on the group stage of the current tournament. However, the beginning of the season was fabulous. The hard victory over PSG was gained on Anfield with the score 3:2 and the decisive goal was scored by Roberto Firmino during the injury time.
Further the Reds missed in the end of the meeting on São Paulo and answered with nothing to the rival. Dual matches with Crvena zvezda gave contradictory results: in Liverpool 4:0 and 2:0 in Belgrade. Fascinating return game in Paris ended with the victory of the French (2:1). James Milner has scored the goal over in the locker room from the penalty point.
Jurgen Klopp’s team, without any draws, takes the third place in quartet C. It has got 6 points. In championship of English Premier League Liverpool used the mistake of ManCity and headed the British caravan. It won in five last matches and gained 42 points. There will be no Nathaniel Clyne, Joe Gomez and Alexander Oxlade-Chamberlain playing for Liverpool.
Napoli has no defeats. The Italian vice-champion won two victories and tied three matches. The team from Naples has lost two points in Belgrade that can cost much to the team when they will count the total number of points.
Both meetings with PSG ended in a draw: in Paris 2:2 and in Naples 1:1. The main achievement of team of Carlo Ancelotti can be considered the win with the minimum score over Liverpool on São Paulo. One more successful match was spent at the same stadium. The hosts won over Serbians 3:1.
In Serie A the hosts take the isolated second position. They are with eight points behind Juventus (the 1st place) and with 6 points ahead Inter (the 3rd place). In December Neapolitans won over Atalanta and Frosinone, 2:1 and 4:0, respectively. Vlad Chiricheș and Simone Verdi won’t play in Liverpool.
Statistics and head-to-heads
Liverpool won both Champions League home matches.
Napoli didn’t lose in the Champions League 2018/19 yet.
Both away matches of Napoli ended in a draw.
The head-to-head of the first circle ended with the score 1:0
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Liverpool vs Napoli
Liverpool to win – odds 1.66;
Draw – odds 4.42;
Napoli to win – odds 5.1;
Liverpool is the favorite of “fight for life”. Jurgen Klopp team is approaching this match as the leader of the EPL. However, not every victory will please the Reds. The score has to be really large.