Liverpool v Napoli: prediction for the UEFA Champions League group stage match
The winner of the match Liverpool – Napoli on December 11, 2018 guarantees himself a place in the Champions League knockout round. The starting whistle at the Anfield stadium will sound at 23:00 Moscow time.Liverpool Having lost to PSG, the Reds made their task much more difficult and dropped to the third line of Group C. The trip to Paris was unsuccessful for the British from the very beginning of the game. The Liverpool goalkeeper had to take the ball out of his net already in the 13th minute, Van Dijk recklessly threw the ball at the opponent’s player, and Juan Bernat easily shot into the near corner of the goal – 1:0. Very soon, Alisson had to get the ball again, Neymar was the first to finish – 2:0 in the 37th minute. Such a score did not suit the Reds at all, and therefore they rushed to win back in order to go to the break with a minimal gap in the score. The guests still managed to win back one goal, in stoppage time for the first half, James Milner converted a penalty. Despite the goal scored, in the second half the game did not go well for the guests, the Reds almost did not create chances and ended the match with an unpleasant score. The result is a 2:1 defeat of the Liverpool team, because of which they put themselves in great danger and risk not leaving the group. The only chance for the English is to win the Liverpool-Napoli match, while the hosts need to win by at least two goals margin to get around the Neapolitans in the event of a tie. Napoli In Napoli the situation is completely different, the team is extremely close to winning the group and guaranteeing themselves a ticket to the 1/8, this happened thanks to the victory in the previous round match against Zverna Zvezda. The Neapolitans understood the importance of the home game against the Serbs, and therefore went on the attack from the starting minutes. The score was opened in the 11th minute, Marek Gamshik successfully played at the far post and closed the canopy from a corner – 1:0. Very soon the score was doubled, Dries Mertens picked up the ball after the rebound and struck – 2:0 in the 33rd minute. The teams went to the break with the full advantage of the hosts. The dominance of the “parthenopeans” continued after the rest, in the 52nd minute Dries Mertens again found himself in a striking position and increased the lead to three goals scored. In the remaining time, the home team decided not to spend a lot of energy and focused on keeping the score and controlling the game. Napoli did not succeed in keeping their goal intact, El Fardu Ben Nabuan turned out to be himself and no one prevented him from playing one ball in the 57th minute, but this ball is unlikely to make his team very happy. The result – 3:1 victory for Napoli. In the Liverpool-Napoli match, it will be enough for the guests not to lose, or to concede with a gap of no more than one goal scored. Odds for the match Liverpool – Napoli December 11, 2018 Bookmakers from the company “Pari-Match” give the status of a favorite to the team of Jurgen Klopp. Odds for the match Liverpool – Napoli: Liverpool win – 1.64; Draw – 4.30; Napoli win – 4.70. Liverpool – Napoli: prediction for the match The hosts will do their best to win with the right score in this game and they definitely do not have time to sit in defense. Forecast for the match Liverpool – Napoli: both halves total over 1.5, odds – 3.90.