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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli Prediction & Betting tips
On Tuesday, groups A to D start, on Wednesday it continues with groups E-H. The first matchday of this year’s Champions League season is on the agenda and we take a closer look at the encounter between Shakhtar Donetsk and SSC Napoli in Group F. There are two other teams with high demands with Manchester City and Feyenoord Rotterdam. There is therefore no so-called cannon fodder and every game promises absolute high voltage. Manchester and Naples are, of course, a favorite in the run-up to the knockout phase, but above all, Shakhtar Donetsk has often been able to surprise in the past. The Ukrainians want to start with a success experience in the home game against the Neapolitans, which is not an easy task. The SSC has started perfectly into the season and leads the table of the Serie A matched with Meister Juve. The Italians are therefore also the favorites, and we close with betting on an away win of this assessment of bookmakers.
Shakhtar Donetsk :
The fact that Shakhtar Donetsk has started weakly into the season can not be maintained on the basis of the record of seven victories in eight games. But the decisive duel with the big rival for the championship, Dynamo Kiev, were lost at home on the second day with 0: 1. Although the orange blacks are currently at the top of the Ukrainian league table, Kiev still has a catch-up game in the backhand, with which they can go again. For many years now, Schachtjor has been a permanent royal guest in the royal class and has been able to reach the KO phase several times.
As a secret favorite, as some years ago, the club is now no longer traded. The quality in the squad is not quite as great as in the days of a Douglas Costa, who then migrated to FC Bayern Munich. Even if Donetsk should not be underestimated, the achievements last in the league (respectively concise tremor victories) were not really so convincing as to make the SSC Naples fear and anxiety. That the home game can not be played in the own stadium because of the Russian conflict, is already known and another small disadvantage of the home team, which strengthens our tip.
If one wanted to imagine a perfect season start, the ideas of the SSC Naples leaders would have been very much connected with those of reality. The club had already completed five compulsory matches, as he had to qualify for the group stage through the playoffs. The AS Roma grabbed the Vizemeister in the pre-season by a win on the final day against Meister Juve and thus the direct qualification for the Champions League. In the playoffs, Naples hit OGC Nice, a very dangerous opponent.
But the South Francs from the Cote d`Azur did not have a chance in both meetings and were each 2-0. The good early form of Naples also confirmed itself in the national Serie A. After three days of play the team has a white vest and could get the maximum yield with nine points. On the weekend the SSC celebrated a 3-0 away win at FC Bologna. Dries Mertens made a dream goal just before the end of the game. With a similar performance the fans of the Italians can take the courage to travel to Ukraine and another success on European stage would not be too surprising.