Shakhtar Donetsk VS Napoli ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli
Shakhtar Donetsk and Napoli join forces at Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist in a UEFA Champions League (Group Stage) match. These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / away condition, as Shakhtar Donetsk presents different results at home and abroad.
Shakhtar Donetsk Team News
The home team had direct access to this group stage so they will play their first match in this competition. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a win at home with Zorya Luhansk by (3-1). Shakhtar Donetsk won 7, drew 1 and lost 2 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 9 games, he managed to turn the scoring in 4 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli Stats
Shakhtar Donetsk are playing their 38th match in 2017 to mark their UEFA Champions League debut, trying to keep up the good performance they have come to look for a positive result at the start of the continental tournament. The team are having a good time this season as they have lost only two of their last thirteen games, and in five of them the defense has not been leaked. In the Ukrainian Championship, after eight rounds, the club occupies the isolated leadership. For this match, the coach should keep the team in the 4-2-3-1, with prominence for the Brazilian Marlos in the midfield.
Napoli Team News
The visiting team arrive in this group stage after having eliminated Nice after a 2-0 away win and a 2-0 home victory. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with a total of 37 goals scored and 16 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, with a total of 54 goals scored and 13 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a win away to Bologna by (0-3). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Napoli won 7, drew 2 and lost 1. Their attack has scored with great regularity, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to have goals, since 24 of his last 27 games finished with More than 1,5 goals and 21 in 27 finished with More than 2.5 goals.
Napoli are on the pitch for their 40th appearance this year, which marks their third match of this year’s UEFA Champions League, but the first in the group stage, trying to keep up the great performance that has been showing to drop with a positive result in the continental tournament. The team have a good moment this season, considering that all competitions are friendly and unbeaten, they have been undefeated for seven matches and have won five consecutive victories, three of which have not been leaked. In the Italian Championship, the club now occupies the third position. For that match, the coach should keep the team in 4-3-3, with Mertens prominent in the offensive sector.