Tuesday night’s Champions League group stage encounter between Italian champions Napoli and Real Madrid at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona will be one of the highlights. Real Madrid won 3-0 over Girona in La Liga the last time around, while Napoli came into the match off a crushing 4-0 victory over Lecce in Serie A.
Napoli vs Real Madrid
On Tuesday, Napoli will host Real Madrid in the second matchday of the 2023–24 Champions League season. Both teams won their opening games in Group C, and they are now equal on points, with Napoli pushing Madrid out of first place on goal differential. Napoli started their European campaign off on the right foot by defeating Braga 2-1 away from home.
They will now try to win consecutive games to increase their prospects of making the group. The Italian champions are certain they can accomplish it given their strong performance as hosts in the Champions League. Since 2017, Napoli hasn’t suffered a home defeat in this competition, winning nine of the subsequent 13 games. The team led by Rudi Garcia shows up for this encounter in top form as well.
Real Madrid recently achieved a noteworthy league victory in Spain. The team of Carlo Ancelotti defeated Girona on Saturday by a score of 3-0. With the victory, they were able to retake first place in the standings. In their last two victories, Los Blancos scored five goals while allowing none. This is a fantastic comeback from their humiliating 3-1 loss away to Atletico a week ago.
Madrid struggled in their group opener against Union Berlin, but they still came out on top 1-0 at home. The visitors will be anticipating another victory on Tuesday because they have won both of their meetings with Napoli. Madrid defeated Napoli in the second round of the 2016–17 season, both at home and away.
Napoli has won just one of its three home games despite scoring an average of two to three goals per game and seven total goals in the three games.
Real Madrid has scored seven goals in four games played away from their home stadium, but they have only scored more than 2.5 goals in one of those games.
An away draw would be a better result for Ancelotti on his return to Naples than a point each, which will not significantly help either team’s chances of qualifying.
Napoli has been unable to match their excellent defensive play from the previous year. Only three of the eight competitive games in which the Blues participated this season ended without a goal being conceded. The Italians are challenging to defeat at home, though. They had a streak of 13 consecutive home victories in the Champions League going into this match.
Tip: Napoli Win or Draw / Under 2.5 Goals
Napoli win or draw – ❌
Under 2.5 Goals – ❌
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