Napoli vs Real Madrid will take place at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Tuesday, as both teams set their sights on three valuable points. Which of these sides will emerge victorious at the end of this game?
⏳Trattenete l'urlo, mancano ancora ventiquattro ore
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) October 2, 2023
Napoli vs Real Madrid probable lineups
Here's how we think these teams will line up for this UEFA Champions League game:
Goalkeeper: Alex Meret.
Defenders: Mathias Olivera, Natan, Leo Ostigard, Giovanni Di Lorenzo.
Midfielders: Piotr Zielinski, Stanislav Lobotka, Frank Anguissa.
Strikers: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Victor Osimhen, Jesper Lindstrom.
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Defenders: Eduardo Camavinga, Nacho Fernandez, Antonio Rudiger, Daniel Carvajal.
Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde.
Strikers: Joselu, Jude Bellingham, Vinícius Júnior.
Napoli vs Real Madrid confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Napoli vs Real Madrid predictions
Prediction 1: Napoli draw no bet
To be fair, Real Madrid have enjoyed some fine form ahead of this match; as they have eight wins in their last nine matches across all competitions. However, Napoli have proven to be a tough team to beat; they lost just once in their last 17 games stretching back to the previous season. Rudi Garcia's men are unbeaten in their last five matches; and considering they have home field advantage here, we are leaning towards the Italian side with the draw no bet option.
Prediction 2: Both teams to score
For our second Napoli vs Real Madrid prediction, let's explore the BTTS market. Granted, Real Madrid kept three clean sheets in their last four matches. However, preventing this Napoli side from scoring is easier said than done. Rudi Garcia's men found the back of the net in 16 of their last 17 matches. Both teams were on the scoresheet in four of Napoli's last six matches; and considering Real Madrid scored in 10 consecutive games, we should expect goals at both ends.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals
We've established that both teams have been very consistent when it comes to scoring goals. It may also interest you to know that Napoli registered eight goals in their last two matches alone; they have been the second highest-scoring side in the Serie A this season. Due to their goal-scoring prowess, Napoli's matches tend to be on the high-scoring side; as five of their last six games went above the 2.5 goal mark. Considering four of Real Madrid's last six games featured at least three goals, this will likely be a high-scoring game.
Napoli recent form
Napoli are coming off back-to-back wins against Lecce and Udinese, scoring eight goals in the process. Rudi Garcia's men have strung up a five-match unbeaten run, and have lost just once in their last 17 games in all competitions. This will be a tricky fixture for Napoli, as they host the best team in the history of this tournament. Can they withstand Los Blancos for 90 minutes?
Real Madrid recent form
Like today's opponents, Real Madrid have been almost unstoppable these past few weeks; they are coming off back-to-back wins, with eight victories in their last nine matches. Carlo Ancelotti's men will be eyeing all three available points as they make the trip to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) October 1, 2023
Where to watch Napoli vs Real Madrid live
If you reside in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Ghana, you can watch this match live on Supersport.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago