Real Madrid is set to host Napoli at the Bernabeu in a highly anticipated Group C clash of the UEFA Champions League.
With Real already securing their spot in the knockout stages, the battle for the top spot in the group remains the primary objective, while Napoli aims to confirm their progress in a competitive group.
Real Madrid has dominated Group C, amassing a perfect record with four wins out of four matches.
Their incredible home form, boasting an unbeaten streak since April, sets the stage for a formidable challenge for Napoli.
Meanwhile, Napoli seeks redemption after a challenging domestic campaign under a new manager following Rudi Garcia’s departure.
Real Madrid’s impressive record in the Champions League, coupled with their strong performances at home, puts them in a favorable position.
Napoli, despite their recent domestic struggles, demonstrated resilience with a crucial away win against Atalanta, highlighting their ability to perform on the road.
Real Madrid might consider resting key players to manage their squad ahead of the knockout stages, especially with injuries to pivotal figures like Vinicius Junior and midfielders Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga.
Napoli faces left-back issues due to Mathias Olivera’s injury but welcomes Victor Osimhen’s return to bolster their attacking lineup.
Vazquez, Rudiger, Alaba, Nacho;
Valverde, Kroos, Brahim Diaz,
Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Natan, Juan Jesus;
Lobotka, Zambo Anguissa, Zielinski;
Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia
Real Madrid’s dominant home record in the Champions League makes them favorites. Napoli, amidst managerial changes and recent inconsistencies, faces a challenging task at the Bernabeu.
- Our Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Napoli
Despite Napoli’s potential to put up a fight, Real Madrid’s home advantage and superior form could see them secure a narrow victory.