Defending European champions Real Madrid prepare to battle it out against Napoli in the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday and the clash is bound to be a thrilling encounter.
Real Madrid Match Betting News
Real Madrid have continued their fine form from last season into the current campaign and have enjoyed a very good run of results in La Liga, establishing a healthy lead at the top of the table.
Los Blancos were not quite as impressive in the group stages of the Champions League though but having sealed a place into the Round of 16; Zinedine Zidane’s men are undoubtedly one of the favourites to claim the European title this time around as well.
No team has ever successfully defended the Champions League crown though and before Madrid can look too far ahead, they will have to navigate a tough looking knockout round tie against Napoli. Gareth Bale and Danilo Luiz da Silva are the only two injury concerns for Madrid ahead of the clash.
Napoli Match Betting News
Napoli started off their campaign very slowly but they have recovered wonderfully well over the past few months and it has to be said that are currently one of the most in form teams in Europe at the moment.
The fine upturn in fortunes from Maurizio Sarri’s men has come just in time ahead of Napoli’s daunting Champions League encounter against Real Madrid and although the Italians are not favourites heading into the clash, one can be sure that they will give the reigning champions a very difficult game on the night.
Vlad Chiriches is the only player who looks set to be missing out the tie on Wednesday night for Napoli due to an injury.
Real Madrid vs Napoli Match Prediction
Real Madrid and Napoli will be going up against each other in the Champions League for the first time ever and the match is certainly a difficult one to predict.
Madrid have to be considered favourites to claim the victory at the Santiago Bernabeu this Wednesday but it will surely not be straightforward and taking into account Napoli’s goalscoring exploits, the Italian side might just be able to nick an away goal from the clash.