Where: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, SpainWhen: Wednesday, November 29, 8:45 pm CET
Real Madrid is perfect so far in the UEFA Champions League, so it’s no wonder they already secured the knockout stage. Napoli needs a win here to seal its spot in the next round, yet that will be extremely hard knowing the tradition against the team from Madrid. The Italians crave for their first win over Real, particularly after the recent loss at home.
Real Madrid vs. Napoli Preview
The Los Blancos have had four wins in four UCL games, and with 12 points, they were the first team to advance to the knockout stage. Their impressive run was highlighted by a victory over Napoli on the road after 90 minutes of spectacular battle.
Before the international break, Real had 10 games in a row without a defeat, winning eight of them and recording two ties. In each of its victories, Los Blancos have scored at least twice.
Real is devastating for the rivals at Bernabeu, where they have seven triumphs and one tie. Before trashing Valencia 5-1 in the most recent meeting at home, we’ve seen them post five consecutive clean sheets.
Partenopei are in a slight crisis, and the break came at the perfect moment for this crew. In the past four events, Napoli won only once, having two ties and a defeat at home to Empoli, 0-1, in the last meeting.
They replaced Rudi Garcia with Walter Mazzarri at the head coaching position. The owner of the Italian champions once again took the spotlight, surprisingly removing Garcia after a few months.
An interesting fact is that Napoli has four wins in a row away from home, and their performances on the road are much better than at Diego Maradona. During that stretch, we’ve seen them score ten times while conceding only once.
Real Madrid and Napoli Possible Lineups
Real Madrid: Lunin; Carvajal, Alaba, Rudiger, Mendy; Kroos, Modric, Valverde; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Joselu
Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Natan, Olivera; Anguissa, Lobotka, Elmas; Politano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia
* at the time of writing, these lineups were relevant
Real Madrid vs. Napoli Head to Head
Napoli never won a game against Real Madrid. In five meetings so far, they posted one tie and suffered four defeats, the most recent seven weeks ago in Naples, 2-3. Real was down 1-0, then flipped the result, and eventually managed to end up on the winning side.
Real Madrid vs. Napoli Predictions
Real won’t play with 100% that’s for sure, but despite that, their offensive potential is amazing. Whichever lineups starts, Los Blancos will have enough resources to score. Napoli needs to be ultra-offensive and chase a victory or at least one point. That’s why both teams scoring is the best possible pick for this event.
Our verdict: Both teams to score
Real Madrid versus Napoli Odds
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