Napoli will look to extend their perfect record in Group A when they host the Rangers at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Wednesday. You can live-bet on the Champions League betting by using our sportsbook.
Napoli: Best team in Europe
Napoli will be aiming to make it five wins from five matches in Champions League Group A on Wednesday against Rangers. Luciano Spalletti’s side is enjoying a superb season in both the domestic and Champions League. Napoli consolidated their position at the top of the Serie A standings with a well-deserved 1-0 win against AS Roma, another victory that has left them daring to dream about a first Scudetto since the days of Diego Maradona.
The game in Rome felt like a real test for Spaletti and his players. They passed it, and even if they didn’t have their usual attacking mojo, they were still solid and efficient. Napoli’s upcoming domestic fixtures (Sassuolo, Atalanta, Empoli, and Udinese) mean that they can definitely stay at the top of Serie A until the World Cup. Before their next Italian top-flight league game, they must face the Rangers in the Champions League and we will continue to include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
They could now become the first Italian club to win each of their first five UCL group games since Juventus in 2004, and all indications are that there will be no slowing their progress under the guidance of Spalletti. They easily won the reverse fixtures, scoring three on the road against the Rangers. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa returned to training last week after a thigh problem of his own but may not be ready to feature on Wednesday.
Rangers: Injury Issues
The Rangers and Viktoria Plzen are the only two pointless teams in the Champions League. Their first season back in the Champions League group stages in 12 years has not exactly gone to plan and we don’t expect them to return to winning ways against Napoli.
The Rangers enter this tie low on confidence after four consecutive defeats in the UCL and a disappointing 1-1 draw against Livingston in their domestic league. They never recovered after the 7-1 defeat to Liverpool at the Ibrox and they have offered relatively weak performances in the domestic league since. If you’re betting online, don’t rush to back them on Wednesday because we expect them to return home empty-handed.
They have a number of important players sidelined. John Souttar joins Ryan Jack, Connor Goldson, and Sweden international Filip Helander on a long injury list, which also includes Ianis Hagi, Tom Lawrence, and Glen Kamara.
Napoli vs Rangers Head-to-Head
Napoli will enter this on the back of 11 successive wins across competitions. They have netted at least three goals in five of the previous six games across all competitions. They demolished Rangers 3-0 in the reverse fixture back in September. Napoli can boast the best attack and defense in Group A, having scored 17 goals and conceded only four. The Rangers have the worst defense and attack in Group A, having scored only one goal while allowing 16 in their four games.
Napoli vs Rangers Match Information
- Game: Napoli (4-0-0) vs Rangers (0-0-4)
- Location: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Naples)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 3 p.m. ET
- Napoli vs Rangers Live Stream: fubo.tv
Napoli vs Rangers Betting Lines
Napoli vs Rangers Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -455 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
Spalletti transformed Napoli into one of the most entertaining clubs in Europe. Napoli’s flying start to the current campaign has many people thinking that this might finally be their year, at least in the Italian top-flight league. The real catalyst is Spalletti, who has formed a solid group, in which the important players extend beyond the starting lineup. Their run of 11 consecutive victories is a sign of a group that works, but this might change on Wednesday because they already booked their last-16 spot and might rest some of their key players, prioritizing the Serie A games.