Napoli 4/9 to beat Shakhtar Donetsk in Tuesday’s Champions League game
Competition: Champions League
Market: Napoli to beat Shakhtar Donetsk
Odds: 4/9 @ Bet365
The Champions League is finally back this week as the competition enters its fifth game-week. Most teams are still in with a chance of making it to the knock-out stages, meaning a win in their next game is vital, or they may face early elimination from the group with a game still to play. With this in mind, Italian side Napoli host Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.
Napoli have really struggled in Europe this season, which is interesting considering the fact that they are top of Serie A at the moment. In Group F though, they currently sit in third with three points following a single win and three defeats. Seven goals scored is fairly good, but nine conceded is a very poor record, and they are staring at an early exit with Shakhtar Donetsk six points ahead of them with just two games to go. Napoli simply must win this game and then hope Shakhtar lose their next match for the Italians to have any chance of progressing to the latter stages.
Shakhtar Donetsk have been in good form this season and they are strongly placed to go through to the knock-out stages. After four games they have won three times and lost once, scoring seven times along the way. A win would secure their place in the next round, but a defeat piles the pressure on them, with a game against unbeaten Manchester City to come, Shakhtar will be desperate to knock Napoli out sooner rather than later. However, with home advantage, we are backing Napoli with odds of 4/9 from Bet365.
Bet: Napoli to beat Shakhtar Donetsk in Tuesday’s Champions League game: 4/9 @ Bet365>>