SSC Napoli vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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SSC Napoli vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Shakhtar Donetsk will be looking to close the gap at the top of the Champions League group F table when they travel to the Stadio San Paolo to take on SSC Napoli on Tuesday night. SSC Napoli got thrashed 2-4 at home by Manchester City last time out in the Champions League, with their goals being scored by Lorenzo Insigne and Jorginho. On the contrary, Shakhtar Donetsk fought back from one-goal down to secure a 3-1 home win over Feyenoord thanks to a brace from Marlos and another goal from Facundo Ferreyra. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview. Feel free to visit our Bet of the day page to check our best daily tips.

Betting Predictions and Tips

It should be goals in this one as Napoli have been scoring goals for fun throughout their Serie A campaign this season, while Shakhtar’s recent away form has seen them score seven goals in their most recent two trips across all competitions.

Over 3.5 goals at odds 6/5 with William Hill

Match Handicap -1 on Napoli at odds 11/10 with William Hill

SSC Napoli have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Shakhtar Donetsk have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 2 games against SSC Napoli

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

SSC Napoli Form Guide

SSC Napoli Team Logo

SSC Napoli

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
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)

W A

26-11-2017

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

01-12-2017

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

06-12-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

10-12-2017

Serie A

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Shakhtar Donetsk Form Guide

Shakhtar Donetsk Team Logo

Shakhtar Donetsk

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
D H

28-10-2017

Premier League

Stal Kamianske Team Logo Stal Kamianske

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-11-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

05-11-2017

Premier League

Mariupol Team Logo Mariupol

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

17-11-2017

Premier League

FC Olexandria Team Logo FC Olexandria

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

21-11-2017

Champions League Grp. F

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

25-11-2017

Premier League

Olimpik Donetsk Team Logo Olimpik Donetsk

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

29-11-2017

Cup

Veres Rivne Team Logo Veres Rivne

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

02-12-2017

Premier League

Veres Rivne Team Logo Veres Rivne

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-12-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

10-12-2017

Premier League

Zorya Team Logo Zorya

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

SSC Napoli Preview

Napoli were considered to be the second favourites in this group F, but their performances have been disappointing so far. They have lost three of their four group games, including a 2-1 defeat in Ukraine against Shakhtar Donetsk in the opening round. This leaves them in third spot in the standings with three points after four games, six points adrift of the second-placed and their Tuesday’s opponents Shakhtar Donetsk. They are in dire need of a victory here as they will travel to the bottom-placed Feyenoord in the last round, while Shakhtar will travel to Manchester City. At home, the Partenopei have only lost to Manchester City in their last 19 games across all competitions, while winning 15. Their Champions League form over the past four years has been a complete mixed bag with three defeats, four wins and two draws in their last nine games in the competition. In last year’s group stage, the Italians earned just four points in front of their own fans, winning 4-2 against Benfica and losing 3-2 at the hands of Besiktas. Lorenzo Insigne has been Napoli’s most dangerous player in front of goal throughout this group stage campaign, as he netted twice in four group appearances.

SSC Napoli Team News

Faouzi Ghoulam and Arkadiusz Milik are both missing through injury, while Kalidou Koulibaly is out through suspension.

Shakhtar Donetsk Preview

Shakhtar Donetsk have been in impressive shape throughout this Champions League group stage campaign, winning three of their four group fixtures. The Ukrainians currently sit in second place in the group F table with nine points to their name after four games, just three points behind the current leaders and the already qualified Manchester City. Shakhtar were on a nine-game unbeaten streak across all competitions prior to their 1-2 home loss against Oleksandriya in the Ukrainian Premier League last Friday. Shakhtar looked solid on the road across all competitions over the past four months, but the bad news is that they have struggled in Italy over the years. They have only won once in their nine trips to Italy, with the sole triumph coming at Roma in 2011. Shakhtar managed to reach the Champions League round of 16 on three occasions, but they suffered a humiliating elimination in the third qualifying round last season. Bernard, Marlos and Facundo Ferreyra have all been in great shape throughout this Champions League group stage campaign, as the attacking trio have bagged six goals and two assists between them.

Shakhtar Donetsk Team News

Darijo Srna is suspended, while Maksym Malyshev and Sergey Krivtsov are both out through injury.

SSC Napoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

Shakhtar Donetsk Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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 vs Shakhtar Donetsk Sidelined Players

SSC Napoli
31 Faouzi Ghoulam Injured
99 Arkadiusz Milik Injured
26 Kalidou Koulibaly Suspended
Shakhtar Donetsk
4 Sergey Krivtsov Injured
17 Maksym Malyshev Injured
33 Darijo Srna Suspended

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
25 GK Pepe Reina 187 85
23 RB Elseid Hysaj 182 70
21 CD Vlad Chiriches 183 75
33 CD Raul Albiol 190 82
11 LB Christian Maggio 184 79
17 CM Marek Hamsik 183 79
42 CM Amadou Diawara 184 74
20 CM Piotr Zielinski 177 64
14 CF Dries Mertens 169 61
7 LF Jose Maria Callejon 179 73
24 RF Lorenzo Insigne 163 59
No. Pos Player m kg
30 GK Andriy Pyatov 190 84
31 RB Ismaily 176 78
44 CD Yaroslav Rakitskiy 180 70
18 CD Ivan Ordec 191 82
2 LB Bohdan Butko 180 68
10 CM Bernard 168 63
7 CM Taison 172 68
8 CDM Fred 169 -
11 CM Marlos 174 70
6 CDM Taras Stepanenko 181 75
19 CF Facundo Ferreyra 186 83