Napoli vs. Liverpool - 9/17/19 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Liverpool vs. Napoli

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Stadio San Paolo)

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Napoli and Liverpool are set to play each other in the opening week of the 2019 UEFA Champions League. 

Liverpool will be very confident as they enter this match. The Reds won the Champions League last season and have had an outstanding start to this season. As it currently stands, Liverpool still have a perfect record in the Premier League having won all 5 of their games. In their last outing, Liverpool defeated Newcastle United 3-1 at home. It was a dominant display by the Reds as they controlled 76% of the possession and had 21 shots. Sadio Mane was exceptional as he scored twice against the Magpies. Mo Salah also continued his supreme form by scoring the third goal for Liverpool. The Reds looks really well balanced and the Champions League has always been a strong event for the club. That being said, Napoli are a quality side and could cause the Reds some problems. 

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Looking at Napoli, the team has had a good start to the season as they currently have a record of 2-0-1. The only loss for Napoli was against Juventus away from home. In their last outing, Napoli defeated Sampdoria 2-0 at home. It was a very good match for Napoli as they maintained 68% of the ball and kept a clean sheet. Dries Mertens was the star performer for Napoli as he scored both goals. Going forward, Napoli have been outstanding as they have already scored 9 goals. Liverpool will be a challenge but the team will hope to get a result from this match, especially at home. 

Napoli and Liverpool played each other last season in the Champions League. The match at Anfield was won 1-0 by Liverpool while Napoli also won their home game 1-0. 

Looking at all the information, I am going to predict this game to end as a draw. Liverpool are the stronger side but Napoli have the advantage of playing at home. Both teams are playing well and I see them both being good enough to leave this match with a point. 

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Aviijoy’s Pick Draw

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