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quarta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2016
Napoli vs Besiktas: Preview and Prediction
Napoli vs Besiktas UEFA Champions League – Group B Date: Wednesday, 19th October, 2016, Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Naples.
Napoli have started the group stage of the Champions League on an excellent note, they have won their first 2 games. They will be hosting Besiktas at Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday night in a bid to maintain their good form in the Champions League this season.
Napoli have slipped a little in the Serie A league, losing to consecutive games, against Atlanta and Roma. They are currently in the 5th place in the Serie A with 14 point to their name after 8 games.
Napoli will enter this game from a home defeat against Roma on Saturday, the score line ended 1-3. They will be hoping to get back to winning ways and also maintain the top spot in group B of the Champions League.
Besiktas have only 2 points in their 2 Champions League games so far in the group stage. They have drawn their first 2 games and are in the second position in group B. Besiktas are currently 2nd in the Turkish League with 17 points to their name, same point as Istanbul in the top and Galatasaray in the 3rd position. They are unbeaten in their 7 league games and will hope to maintain their unbeaten run in this fixture.
Napoli vs Besiktas: Head to Head Statistics
Both reams have never played against each other on any UEFA competitions.
Napoli have played 2 times against a Turkish side, they have won the two games and kept clean sheets in both games.
Besiktas have played 11 times against an Italian side, they have won none of the game, drawn 2 and lost 9.
Besiktas have played 6 games on Italian soil, they have won none, drawn 1 and lost 5.
Napoli vs Besiktas: Prediction
Despite Napoli’s recent losses, they are still favourites in this game. They have more experience in their squad and are well shaped more than their visitors. The home team will fight for a win in this game so as to keep a clean record in the Champions League group stage.
Meanwhile Besiktas have been trailing Italian teams in their past meetings with Italian teams. The visitors have a poor head to head stats against Italian teams, and have never won a game on Italian soil. They need to work out their skin to get something out of this game.