Napoli vs Shakhtar Donetsk predictions for Tuesday’s Champions League tie in Naples. Napoli hope to keep their fading hopes of Champions League success alive when they host Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Napoli vs Shakhtar Donetsk:Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Match Goals
Napoli vs Shakhtar Donetsk:Draw 2-2
Facundo Ferreyra To Score Anytime
Reason For Napoli vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips:
Napoli were touted as comfortable favorites for second place in this Champions League group before the group stage began, however they have without a doubt failed to meet expectations up until now and have been sufficiently unfortunate to be drawn alongside the more than able Shakhtar Donetsk and the totally dominant Manchester City.
This leaves them in an exceptionally troublesome situation. They are third in the group and have a six point deficiency on second placed Shakhtar Donetsk, so failure to win on Tuesday would put them out of the running. Notwithstanding, they face the right now pointless Feyenoord in the last round of games while Shakhtar have to go up against Manchester City, so a win on Tuesday would tip the scales back in the Italians’ favor.
A win is a major ask however. Napoli have lost three of their four Champions League games up until now, including their 2-1 misfortune in Ukraine earlier this season and their current back to back misfortunes against Manchester City.
Their concern is without a doubt at the back. They have transported nine goals in their four games up until now, scoring seven at the flip side and with all four of their matches seeing at least three goals and the two teams get on the score-sheet.
Shakhtar Donetsk have also been associated with their fair share of high scoring games. They lost 2-0 at Manchester City, yet apart from that they have scored in each different Champions League games however are yet to keep a clean sheet. This has brought about at least three goals being scored in all yet one of their games.
All the signs point towards a high scoring affair here, so we’re backing Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score. At last Shakhtar ought to have the capacity to do what’s needed to guarantee their qualification, so we’re going for a 2-2 draw as well.
We’re also backing Facundo Ferreyra to proceed with his fantastic season. The Shakhtar forward has scored ten league goals already and has added another two in the Champions League. He looks the most threatening player in the team, so backing him to get on the scoresheet in Naples looks a decent decision.
Shakhtar Donetsk’s 2-1 win in Ukraine was their first consistently meeting with Napoli.
Napoli versus Shakhtar Donetsk Stats
An Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score wager has landed in 100% of Napoli’s Champions League games this season and 75% of Shakhtar Donetsk’s.
Napoli Team News
Protector Kalidou Koulibaly is suspended for the hosts, while safeguards Lorenzo Tonelli and Faouzi Ghoulam, midfielder Leandrinho, and striker Arkadiusz Milik are harmed.
Shakhtar Donetsk Team News
Darijo Srna remains on special leave as he tries to clear his name from a failed drugs test, while focus back Sergiy Kryvtsov and holding midfielder Maksym Malyshev are harmed.