Betting tips for Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli - 13.09.2017
The OSK Metalist Stadium of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv receives on Wednesday the match between Shakhtar Donetsk and the Italians of Napoli, corresponding to the first day of group F of Champions League. Both teams started the season well and in a group with Manchester City and Feyenoord should, in theory, fight for a place in the last eight. Thus, the direct confrontations between both have an increased importance and who leaves in advantage of this debut may be one step closer to the objective.
Shakhtar Donetsk comes to this game after, having won, here also in Kharkiv, to Zorya (3-1), in a match that was not easy for the Ukrainian champion who started losing, but managed to overcome despite the rotations made by coach Paulo Fonseca. Thus, the Ukrainian East won their sixth consecutive victory and eighth in 9 league games, maintaining the lead, with 2 points ahead of Dinamo Kiev. They also won the Ukrainian Super Cup to the big rival and they have 19 goals scored and 6 received, being the Brazilian Marlos the top scorer of the team, with 4 goals to date. For this match, which marks the return of the team to the millionaire league after a year of absence, Fonseca can not rely solely on Malyshev and should present his best eleven, returning ownership to Rakitskiy, Stepanenko and Marlos himself, who rested in the match of the weekend.
UEFA Champions League Napoli travel to Ukraine after a further win in Serie A, now against Bologna (3-0), home, in a difficult match for the Neapolitans who only scored the first goal at 66 minutes, Callejón , completing the result by Mertens and Zielinski. Thus, the team of the south of Italy continues having only victory in what is played of season, with three triumphs in Liga and the two of the playoff of Champions, before the Nice. They score 13 goals scored and 2 received and Mertens and Zielinski share the status of top scorer of the team with 2 goals each. Chiriches was injured in the match with Bologna and should be the only one absent in the team of Maurizio Sarri who should throw Raul Albiol in his place. This is the only change planned in the Italian eleven for this match that despite being of the first day, you can already decide a lot in this group.
A very balanced match is planned between two teams that like attacking football and that started the season very well. It is obvious that the requirement, in Ukrainian league is not the same as in Serie A and taking into account that Shakhtar already lost with the only team at his level, Dinamo, we can consider Napoli as the favorite for the match. Another good betting option, taking into account the numbers of both teams, is that of a game with many goals, in both goals, although the Napoli comes impressing also in defense.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli Prediction: X/1 5.00
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli final score recommendations: 2-1 10.00