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Real Madrid will come up against Napoli in Wednesday’s upcoming Champions League fixture.
View all of the Real Madrid v SSC Napoli predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
Real Madrid, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-3 La Liga triumph over Cádiz.
In that match, Real Madrid had 61% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Real Madrid, the goals were scored by Rodrygo (14', 64') and Jude Bellingham (74'). On the other side, Cadiz had 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Their latest results show that things are going according to plan in the Real Madrid defence. Real Madrid have been miserly, seeing the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six games standing at 3. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, though.
Napoli head into the game following on from a 1-2 Serie A win as they beat Atalanta in their last outing.
In that match, SSC Napoli managed 56% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For SSC Napoli, the goals were scored by Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (44') and Elif Elmas (79'). On the other side, Atalanta got 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Ademola Lookman (53') scored for Atalanta.
Walter Mazzarri's SSC Napoli have found the back of the net 8 times in the course of their previous six matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during that same period comes to 5.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring these sides was Champions League match day 2 on 03/10/2023 when it ended SSC Napoli 2-3 Real Madrid.
On that occasion, SSC Napoli managed 48% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The scorers were Leo Østigård (19'), Piotr Zieliński (54') and Alex Meret (78' Own goal).
At the other end, Real Madrid got 18 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Vinicius Júnior (27') and Jude Bellingham (34') scored.
The referee was Clément Turpin.
Team News: Real Madrid
Kepa Arrizabalaga (Adductor injury), Aurélien Tchouaméni (fatigue fracture), Eduardo Camavinga (Torn lateral knee ligament), Vinicius Junior (Torn thigh muscle), Thibaut Courtois (Cruciate ligament tear) and Éder Militão (Cruciate ligament tear) will not be taking part for Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
In our view, Los Blancos could kick off with a 4-3-2-1 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Andriy Lunin, Daniel Carvajal, Antonio Ruediger, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos, Daniel Ceballos, Brahim Diaz, Jude Bellingham and Rodrygo.
Team News: Napoli
Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri has multiple availability issues to deal with. Jesper Lindstrøm (Shin injury), Mário Rui (Hamstring injury) and Mathías Olivera (Knee injury) will not be playing here.
We’re of the thinking that Partenopei appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Natan, Juan Jesus, A. Zambo Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka, Piotr Zielinski, Matteo Politano, Giovanni Simeone and K. Kvaratskhelia.
For this match, we think that Real Madrid should score more than once when they face SSC Napoli, who won’t find it easy getting on the scoresheet.
Our tip is for a 2-0 winning score for Real Madrid at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (81,044)
Captain: José Nacho
Chairman: Florentino Pérez
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Competitions: La Liga position 2, Champions League (Group C)
🔑 Star Player: Jude Bellingham
Customarily used in the Centre Midfield position, Jude Bellingham was born in Stourbridge, England. After having played his first senior match for Birmingham City in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored 10 league goals in the LaLiga 2023 - 2024 campaign so far from a total of 11 appearances.