Kick-off: 2000, 01/11/2022
TV: BT Sport
Liverpool are safely through to the knockout rounds of the Champions League but have only a slim chance of pipping Napoli to top spot in Group A.
The Reds would need to win by four clear goals at Anfield to leapfrog the Italian outfit, but they will be keen to bounce back from Saturday’s shock loss to Leeds here.
We feel 4/5 for Jurgen Klopp’s side just to prevail on the night is the way to go with our first Liverpool vs Napoli prediction.
Liverpool are only ninth in the Premier League following back-to-back losses versus struggling duo Nottingham Forest and Leeds.
They have now been beaten four times in 12 domestic outings this term and Saturday saw their first Anfield defeat in England’s top flight since March 2021.
Trent Alexander-Arnold admitted it is clear “something’s not going right” and said: “I think when you do get setbacks, it can potentially make you second-guess yourself and question things.”
However, he also told the club website: “I’d say we all believe in ourselves, we believe in the way we play, the squad and what we can achieve.
“We’re still creating opportunities to score and win games. We just haven’t been able to take them, especially (in the) last two Premier League games.”
The Champions League has offered some welcome respite for the Reds, who have rattled off four straight wins since going down 4-1 at Napoli on Matchday 1.
A 7-1 romp away to Rangers and a 3-0 triumph over Ajax in Amsterdam highlighted what this team is still capable of.
Mohamed Salah has scored in all of the European victories this term, so Liverpool vs Napoli odds.
Admittedly, Napoli have been outstanding in securing maximum points so far, with Bayern Munich the only other team to achieve that feat.
They have scored 20 goals and conceded just four after brushing aside Rangers 3-0 at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona last week.
Luciano Spalletti’s side are also five points clear at the Serie A summit after Saturday’s 4-0 cruise versus Sassuolo in Naples.
However, we’ll be very surprised if Spalletti doesn’t have one eye on next weekend’s trip to second-placed Atalanta when selecting his team on Merseyside.
In what promises to be an entertaining encounter, bwin’s price boost of 11/4 for a home win and over 3.5 total goals is our final Liverpool vs Napoli prediction.
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