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Liverpool vs. Napoli: Champions League – Match Preview

by hisham

Liverpool will progress into the knock out stages of the Champions League if they avoid defeat at home to Napoli on Wednesday.

Liverpool remain comfortably clear at the top of the Premier League following a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Their only defeat of the season came in the reverse fixture, losing 2-0 away at Napoli.

Napoli have eight points from four group stage games, however they hold a four point advantage over Salzburg.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are as low as seventh in Serie A, having won just five of their 13 league matches this season.

Champions League form: Liverpool W3 D0 L1; Napoli W2 D2 L0
Champions League top scorers
Liverpool – Alex Oxlade Chamberlain & Mohamed Salah 3 goals each
Napoli – Dries Mertens 3 goals

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Team news
Mohamed Salah is expected to return to the XI having been an unused substitute at Palace on the weekend.

Liverpool are expected to name a strong team to ensure they are through with a game to go.

Lorenzo Insigne left the 1-1 draw with AC Milan on Saturday with an elbow injury and has been ruled out.

Arkadiusz Milik is another ruled out, however Kostas Manolas should return.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Napoli (4-4-2): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Rui; Callejon, Allan, Ruiz, Zielinski; Mertens, Lozano

Predictions

Result: Liverpool (2/5 with Coral)

Correct Score: 3-1 (10/1 with Coral)

Anytime Goalscorer: Mohamed Salah (21/20 with 888 Sport)

Odds correct at time of article (26/11, 13:45), they are subject to change

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