Feyenoord vs Napoli
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 6 December 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
“Under 3.5 goals” two weeks ago, when Feyenoord visited Manchester City, was at 2.37 betting odds, and was my only tip, sharing my hunch that City would “just” beat Feyenoord, and not “humiliate” them. Actually, it was an 88th-minute goal (the only of the match) that finally downed the Rotterdam side. They are still without a point in the group, and it will definitely be a surprise if they manage to earn their first… “something” in this game. After that loss at the Etihad Stadium they went on to win back-to-back games in the Netherlands’ Eredivisie, including a 1-0 at home over Vitesse last weekend. They are 5th in the table, 14 whole points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven.
Seeing that a simple Napoli win over Shakhtar Donetsk two weeks ago wasn’t paying more than 1.45, I suggested “Napoli to win and keep a clean sheet”, which was at 3.00(!), because betting companies expected the Ukrainian side to score. Napoli won 3-0, closing the gap on second-placed Shakhtar to three points, and having the advantage over them in case they finish level on nine points. Napoli do not depend on themselves alone, that’s the… sad truth for them. They need to do their… duty, beat Feyenoord, even by just… half a goal, but at the same time, they need Manchester City to beat Shakhtar in Ukraine, they need Guardiola and his players to look as serious as they looked when they visited them, in San Paolo, earlier in the group stage. Last weekend, the Partenopei lost 1-0 at home to Juventus, their first defeat of the season in Italy’s Serie A, that cost them the top spot in the table, as Inter leapfrogged them, leaving them one point behind.
Previous five matches:
Feyenoord vs Vitesse 1-0
Groningen vs Feyenoord 0-2
Manchester City vs Feyenoord 1-0
Feyenoord vs Venlo 1-1
Den Haag vs Feyenoord 2-2
Napoli vs Juventus 0-1
Udinese vs Napoli 0-1
Napoli vs Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0
Napoli vs Milan 2-1
Chievo vs Napoli 0-0
Feyenoord’s next game is on Sunday, at Utrecht (Netherlands Eredivisie). Same day, Napoli will be hosting Fiorentina (Italy Serie A).
Feyenoord vs Napoli: Head to head Stats
Feyenoord have never hosted Napoli before.
Feyenoord vs Napoli: Prediction
If City do beat Shakhtar in Ukraine, and Napoli fail to beat Feyenoord, they will be… banging their heads against some wall for weeks, months… Can’t imagine Napoli not winning this one, despite their… hurt morale, after that 1-0 defeat to Juventus at home last weekend.
Feyenoord vs Napoli: Betting Tips
A simple Napoli win pays just 1.26. I’m making “over 3.5 goals”, at 2.10, my main tip, expecting Feyenoord to score, kind of… obliging Napoli to push the score higher, to make sure they get all three points.
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- Benfica vs Basel
- Maribor vs Sevilla
- Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow
- Olympiakos vs Juventus
- Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City
- RB Leipzig vs Besiktas
- Porto vs Monaco
- Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund
- Tottenham vs APOEL Nicosia