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Prediction: Napoli vs PSG

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 6 Nov 2018

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Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 14/5

Bookmaker: bet365

The Champions League will be back in our lives this week with a series of intriguing matches to dwell over, with one of the more notable ones being Napoli vs Paris Saint-Germain. These are two sides who have been on the edge of Europe’s elite for years and years now, always being a step or two away from making it to the next level. At this point, though, it seems as if there’s a gap in the market for an unlikely side to burst through, in a similar manner to Liverpool who reached the final back in May.

Napoli

Napoli are one of the best teams in Italian football once again, and while they’re having to still play second fiddle to Juventus, it feels like the gap is getting smaller and smaller with each and every passing year. If they can edge their way through to the knockout stages then there’s no real reason for them to be afraid of anyone, especially when you take a look at their squad. They’ve been on fire at home as of late and it always serves as something of a fortress for them, and it’ll be interesting to see how things play out against France’s finest.

Team News

Mertens is on a roll after his hat-trick against Empoli, and we’re expecting to see Milik and Insigne pop up with a few big moments.

PSG

Speaking of France’s finest, we have Paris Saint-Germain who continue to struggle to make much of an impression in the Champions League. They’re on fire domestically and it seems as if their stranglehold on Ligue 1 is only going to get stronger, but that isn’t really the point. The point is that we’re all looking ahead to January and potentially even next summer, with there being a parade of question marks over whether or not PSG will be able to hold onto their biggest and best names.

Team News

Mbappe and Neymar will likely be awarded starts and will serve as PSG’s main source of attacking threat in this one.

Factors to Consider

  • The game will be played at Napoli’s San Paolo.
  • Napoli have won four and drawn two of their last six games.
  • PSG have won five and drawn one of their last six games.
  • Napoli have scored 14 goals and conceded four in their last six games.
  • PSG have scored 22 goals and conceded four in their last six games.

Conclusion

We’ve seen these two teams play out a 2-2 draw already this season, and it doesn’t really feel like much has changed since then. Sure, they’ve continued to improve domestically but it’s all about who can get the most momentum going on the night, and we think this is going to wind up being a frustrating evening for both sides. PSG will be unable to break down the home side who will equally find themselves being unlucky in front of goal, leaving us with a somewhat anti-climatic 0-0 draw.

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 14/5

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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