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Napoli vs Liverpool - 10/3/18 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Liverpool vs Napoli
Date & Time Wednesday October 3, 2018, 2:45 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Liverpool +115 / Draw +260 /Napoli +250 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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Soccer | Liverpool vs Napoli
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Napoli are set to host Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League.

Napoli have been in good form this season although they lost their last match in Serie A to Juventus. While the defeat will not taste well for the team, it was not a bad result since they were away from home and playing the reigning champions. Napoli has played extremely well this season and have won 5 out of their 7 matches in Serie A. That being said, Napoli are in desperate need for victory in the Champions League as the Italian side only managed a draw in their first match. Napoli will be hard to beat in this match as the team is playing well and the fans give the team a big home ground advantage.

On the other side of the coin, Liverpool had a strong win in their first match as they beat PSG at home. The Reds are unbeaten this season although they failed to win over the weekend as they drew with Chelsea. The biggest concern for Liverpool is the form of Salah who has struggled over the past few weeks. This will not be an easy match for Liverpool as the team is playing away from home and against a well-organized defense. The likes of Salah and Mane will need to be at their best if Liverpool wishes to compete.

This should be a very exciting game since the likes of Dries Mertens, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Lorenzo Insigne will provide incredible attacking skills. With such talented players on the pitch, both Napoli and Liverpool should provide plenty of goals.

As far as the result is concerned, I am going to side with Napoli winning this game. On paper, both Liverpool and Napoli look evenly match but the Italian side have the advantage of playing at home which should get them the three points.

 

Pick:
Napoli

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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