A very interesting football match will be held on the upcoming Tuesday at the Neapolitan San Paolo, where the local team Napoli will host Shakhtar Donetsk within the fifth round of the Champions League group stage. The Italian squad need only a victory in the upcoming game and only a win may leave Sarri’s team chances to advance to the group F top-two. Whereas the victory must be confident.
Napoli’s chances on the second place in group F are minimal but still present. It is not enough to defeat Shakhtar on 21st November, it is also necessary to win against Feyenoord in the Netherlands in the sixth UCL round as well as hope, that Manchester City will defeat the Miners in the last matchday in Kharkiv. In any case, the Neapolitans must try and while there are still chances they will play for the win.
Shakhtar in their turn will be just happy with a draw in the upcoming game, which will guarantee the Miners the second place in the group and the participation in the spring part of the Champions League. But it is important to note, that Fonseca’s men had a terrible domestic match against Oleksandriya after the national teams’ break within another round of the Ukrainian elite league, losing to the opponents with a score of 1:2. Maybe Shakhtar’s weak performance is a beginning of the Miners’ recession?
Napoli are very good in Serie A, the team also plays well in the Champions League, they were just unlucky to end up in one group with Manchester City, which crush everybody these days, and in the first match against Shakhtar may have been an underestimation of the opponents. Napoli are deserved favorites and the bet on the Italians is justified.
Prediction for the match: Napoli to win