Napoli vs Liverpool: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Liverpool get their 2022/23 Champions League campaign underway with a tricky trip to face Napoli on Wednesday at 8pm (UK time).
Napoli vs Liverpool: Betting tips
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Napoli vs Liverpool: Predictions
Napoli vs Liverpool: Predictions
|1/2 with Paddy Power
|Napoli 1-1 Liverpool
|13/2 with Bet365
|7/2 with LiveScore Bet
Last season Liverpool went so close to winning the Quadruple, claiming the EFL Cup and FA Cup before losing out on the Premier League title on the final day. The final blow to Liverpool’s season then came in the Champions League final as they were beaten 1-0 by Real Madrid, missing out on what would have been a seventh European Cup, moving them level with AC Milan as the second-most successful club in the competition’s history.
Onto 2022/23, the Reds have had an underwhelming start to the Premier League, currently seventh after six games with just two wins and three draws alongside their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. At the weekend the Reds were nullified by Everton in the Merseyside derby, failing to score for the first time this season, and things don’t get any easier.
Hosts Napoli are one of four teams still unbeaten in Serie A this season and currently sit two points behind leaders Atalanta. Luciano Spalletti’s side had a good start to the campaign, beating Verona and Monza but their momentum was temporarily halted by draws with Fiorentina and Lecce.
But Napoli bounced back in the biggest way, coming from behind to beat Lazio 2-1, who had also been unbeaten going into the weekend’s game. Now they will look to take that form into the Champions League as they prepare for their first group-stage appearance since 2019/20 – spending two seasons in the Europa League and bowing out the first knockout stage in both campaigns.
Napoli vs Liverpool match stats
Liverpool haven’t been in the best form this season but usually when it comes to the Champions League they know how to perform. The Reds won all of their group stage games last season and all six matches on the road so confidence should be high. However, Napoli have won five of their six Champions League home matches against English clubs and have lost just one of their past 12 Champions League group stage games.
Mohamed Salah has had a fairly underwhelming start to the season by his own high standards but he scored seven goals in the Champions League group stage last season, with only Ruud van Nistelrooy (eight for Man Utd in 2004/05) managing more for an English club. Salah has also recorded 11 assists in the Champions League for Liverpool, one off Steven Gerrard’s club-record 12.
Napoli vs Liverpool: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Napoli 1-1 Liverpool
Napoli vs Liverpool odds
Napoli vs Liverpool head-to-head
27 November 2019 – Liverpool 1-1 Napoli – Champions League
17 September 2019 – Napoli 2-0 Liverpool – Champions League
11 December 2018 – Liverpool 1-0 Napoli – Champions League
3 October 2018 – Napoli 1-0 Liverpool – Champions League
4 November 2010 – Liverpool 3-1 Napoli – Europa League
These two sides have met six times in European competition and the results have been very even, with two Liverpool wins, two Napoli victories and two draws. The most recent meetings came in the 2019/20 Champions League group stage with Napoli winning at home before a draw at Anfield against the defending European champions.
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