The two-time Italian champions delighted fans last season by reaching the Champions League – the team had previously been unable to make their way into the elite club competition. In 38 games last season, the Parthenopeans recorded 24 wins and seven peaceful outcomes, which brought them to 79 points and third place. The gap from the champion’s title was only seven points.
During the summer, Kim from Fenerbahce (€18.05m), André Anguissa from Fulham (€15m) and Giancomo Raspadori from Tottenham (€5m) all joined the team. The start to the new Serie A championship is looking good for Luciano Spalletti’s wards – they have not lost a single match in five rounds, three wins and two draws equal to 11 points and the first position. In the last round they managed to beat Lazio (2:1).
Tonight Demme and Zedadka, who has a knee injury, will be absent.
Liverpool performed brilliantly in the Champions League last season, with a strong opening round in which they won all their matches in the group stage, thus establishing an England record. The spring stage was very brisk as the Reds sent Inter, Benfica and Villarreal over the board. In the final match of the main club tournament, the Merseysiders were expected to win, but in the end the team could not handle Real Madrid.
The English cup battles were successful, in which today’s visitors won twice in the final against Chelsea, and in the penalty shootout. Among the newcomers, it is impossible not to mention the transfer of Darwin Nunez from Benfica to the team for 75 million euros.
The start of the new soccer year brought the Reds a victory over Manchester City in the Super Cup of England. Jurgen Klopp’s team scored two wins and three peaceful outcomes in the APL tournament, corresponding to nine points and seventh position. The team drew with Everton (0-0) in the last round.
Thiago, Kelleher, Ramsey, Oxlade Chamberlain, Konate, Diogo Hota and Keita will not be able to take the field today.
In this match, we expect active action from the opponents in the attacking line – the teams have serious potential in attack. In addition, you can not call the defense line impenetrable – both clubs often make mistakes in defense, hoping for offensive potential. We count on the abundance of attacks and scoring chances. In addition, in 3 of the last 4 games the guests did not score less than three goals.
Our prediction is a total of more than 3 goals and we bet on it by Paripesa with odds 2.05.
From our point of view, this match can go either way – the teams are worthy of winning. We will not give priority to anyone, expecting the victory of the more successful opponent with a comfortable score difference.
The second bet is a two-goal win for 3.98.