Napoli have been inconsistent since their 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid last month, winning two and losing two, though they warmed up for the welcome of Real Madrid with a fine 2-1 win at Roma.
They bagged a vital away goal in Madrid and given their goalscoring form, will be confident of pulling the deficit back.
Real Madrid have lost just one of their last 10 competitive outings and romped to a 4-1 win at Eibar at the weekend. With Gareth Bale back fully fit and Cristiano Ronaldo not in action at the weekend, their star attackers are ready and rearing to go for the tough trip to Naples. NaijaBet.com
Napoli have the means to score against Real Madrid, but the Spanish side have what it takes to secure their spot in the next round of the Champions League.
Napoli – Dries Mertens is a doubt with a calf problem for Napoli, though should be fit to feature here.
All in all, Maurizio Sarri is not expected to make wholesale changes to his strongest XI.
Real Madrid – Raphael Varane is Zinedine Zidane’s only injury issue ahead of their trip to Napoli, with Pepe partnering Sergio Ramos at the heart of the defence.
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed the 4-1 win at Eibar due to suspension and injury, respectively, are expected to start here.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Real Madrid’s last 7 games in UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in their last 7 UEFA Champions League matches.
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 11 matches (UEFA Champions League).
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