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Welcome back to UEFA Champions League week. It’s been a very long week with the international break falling in between. We are glad UCL is back and below are previews of upcoming matches for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tuesday, 17th of Oct, 2017
Manchester City vs Napoli
Both currently sitting at the top of their respective league in England and Italy, this promises to be one of the most exciting match to see this week. And while Man City have scored 28 league goals already, Napoli are not far behind with 26 league goals. The Napoli coach Sarri has praised Guardiola’s team and tag them as the best team in Europe at the moment.
Pre-match facts – Champions League – Group Stage
Manchester City have gone 4 consecutive matches without a draw.
Manchester City scored at least one goal in their last 7 matches and Napoli in their last 7 matches.
Napoli have gone 7 consecutive matches without a draw.
Both teams enter this game in red hot form; Napoli having only lost 2 of their last 32 games in all competitions (W26 D4 L2). Manchester City similarly have lost only twice in their last 22 in all competitions (W17 D3 L2); they are currently on a 9 match winning streak.
City do not have the greatest form against Italian clubs, winning only 1 of their last 8 (D3 L4); the only win in this run was a 2-0 away success over Roma in the group stage of ‘14/15.
City have played Napoli twice previously in this competition; failing to beat them on both occasions – drawing 1-1 at home and losing 2-1 away (‘11/12).
Sergio Aguero has returned to training following his rib injury and he could feature after being on the bench vs Stoke over the weekend.
Kevin De Bruyne (City) has been nominated for the prestigious Ballon D’or award; 1 of only 6 players in the Premier League to make the 30-man shortlist.
Both teams are no strangers to a high scoring affair. Napoli have averaged 3.3 goals per game this season, whilst Manchester City average 3.5.