Manchester City vs SSC Napoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Manchester City vs SSC Napoli Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Manchester CIty welcome Napoli to the Etihad Stadium on 17/10/17 in a meeting of two sides currently top of their respective domestic leagues. City were involved in an incredible 7-2 victory over Stoke City at the weekend, as Napoli maintained their 100% start to the season with a 1-0 win away to Roma. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This should be an extremely intriguing fixture, with both sides starting their seasons in such good form. That said, with home advantage on their side I’m backing City to pick up the three points.

Man City win - 4/7
Man City win and over 3.5 match goals - 15/8

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against SSC Napoli

SSC Napoli saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

SSC Napoli saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against Manchester City

AVG Goals

2.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

10

Draw

0

Lost

0
W A

30-09-2017

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-10-2017

Premier League

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 7 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

17-10-2017

Champions League Grp. F

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

21-10-2017

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-10-2017

EFL Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-10-2017

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

01-11-2017

Champions League Grp. F

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

05-11-2017

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

18-11-2017

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-11-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

SSC Napoli Form Guide

SSC Napoli Team Logo

SSC Napoli

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W H

01-10-2017

Serie A

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

14-10-2017

Serie A

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

17-10-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

21-10-2017

Serie A

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

25-10-2017

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

29-10-2017

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

01-11-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

05-11-2017

Serie A

ChievoVerona Team Logo ChievoVerona

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-11-2017

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

21-11-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Shakhtar Donetsk Team Logo Shakhtar Donetsk

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Manchester City Preview

Manchester City served up some of the most scintillating attacking football seen in the Premier League so far this season in their 7-2 win over Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium. Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and David Silva put City well ahead in the opening 30 minutes, by Mame Biram Diouf’s effort along with a Kyle Walker goal put City on the edge of their seats for a while. That though, was soon brought to an end, as Jesus, Fernandinho and Leroy Sane scored three goals in seven minutes, with Bernardo Silva netting the 7th ten minutes from time. With that victory, City have now won nine games in a row in all competitions, adding to what is also an extremely impressive home record. Pep Guardiola has now seen his side win their last four games on the bounce at home, scoring 19 goals in the process as they continue to thrive from the embarrassment of attacking riches at their disposal. City’s home form in the Champions League is equally as impressive as their current run of form in the Premier League, going unbeaten in their last twelve games at home in Europe, winning nine and drawing three in the process.

Manchester City Team News

Captain Vincent Kompany has returned to training following a calf problem. Benjamin Mendy (cruciate ligament) is out for the season.

SSC Napoli Preview

Few would now doubt that Napoli are serious title contenders in Serie A this season after overcoming another tough examination, this time in the shape of a 1-0 victory away to Roma. The game’s only goal came after 20 minutes, as winger Lorenzo Insigne struck for the visitors following a fortunate bounce his way, finishing like a man full of confidence at this moment in time. As such, this latest success saw Roma move five points clear of perennial Serie A winners Juventus, as well as taking their goal difference to +21 after eight matches. The outing at the Stadio Olimpico was also the first time that Napoli have failed to score at least three goals in an away Serie A game, showing a different side to the way they are able to play and grind out results in doing so. Despite their positive start to the Serie A season, they will be hoping that their result on the opening fixture of the group stages won’t come back to haunt them, having lost 2-1 away to Shakhtar Donetsk. They are a difficult team to predict away from home in the Champions League, winning three, losing two and drawing one of their last six games on the road in Europe. 

SSC Napoli Team News

Arkadiusz Milik (knee) is a long-term absentee for Napoli having been ruled out until March.

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS + Win

BTTS + Draw

BTTS + Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

SSC Napoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS + Win

BTTS + Draw

BTTS + Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City vs SSC Napoli Sidelined Players

Manchester City
22 Benjamin Mendy Injured
4 Vincent Kompany Injured
SSC Napoli
99 Arkadiusz Milik Injured

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 86
5 CD John Stones 188 70
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 70
30 CD Nicolas Otamendi 183 81
18 RB Fabian Delph 174 60
17 CM Kevin de Bruyne 181 68
25 CM Fernandinho 179 67
21 CM David Silva 173 67
19 RF Leroy Sane 183 75
7 LF Raheem Sterling 170 69
33 CF Gabriel Jesus 175 73
No. Pos Player m kg
25 GK Pepe Reina 187 85
23 LB Elseid Hysaj 182 70
33 CD Raul Albiol 190 82
31 RB Faouzi Ghoulam 186 78
26 CD Kalidou Koulibaly 195 89
20 CM Piotr Zielinski 177 64
42 CM Amadou Diawara 184 74
17 CM Marek Hamsik 183 79
7 LF Jose Maria Callejon 179 73
14 CF Dries Mertens 169 61
24 RF Lorenzo Insigne 163 59