Champions League Preview: Napoli vs Real Madrid Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 3)
- Second round of matches in the Champions League take place this coming week
- Napoli and Real Madrid both started their campaigns with victories
Huge Champions League action takes place on Tuesday, as the two top teams in Group C lock horns. Napoli and Real Madrid both started the competition with victories, but which side will maintain their excellent start to the European competition in Naples?
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
- Where: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples, Italy
- How To Watch: CBS
The standout match in the Champions League on Tuesday will see Real Madrid look to continue their excellent tradition in the competition by reaching the knockout stage once again. The Spanish giants are favorites to top Group C, but they will come up against their most difficult challenge in this opening round on Tuesday.
Las Blancos were forced to be incredibly patient in their opening match of the Champions League this season, as their winning goal wasn’t netted until the 94th minute by Jude Bellingham. The 20-year-old has been in standout form since arriving in the Spanish capital, as he has now scored six goals and recorded one assist across seven matches in all competitions.
Napoli are Real’s most likely challengers for top spot in the Group C standings, and the Italian giants will be narrowly favored in the betting to record a second straight win. However, off-field issues have threatened to overshadow the good work done on the pitch, with tensions rising between the club and last season’s top scorer Victor Osimhen.
Despite the striker threatening legal action following a viral clip sent out by the club, he was on the scoresheet in a recent 4-1 Serie A win against Udinese. Napoli were professional in their opening match of the Champions League this term, as they recorded a 2-1 away win against Braga. Eventually, an own goal sealed all maximum points in the 88th minute.
Napoli vs Real Madrid Prediction
Real Madrid have won each of their last two matches against Napoli in the Champions League, with both victories coming in the quarterfinal stage in 2016-17. The Spanish giants appear to the value play once again to land victory over their Italian rivals on Tuesday.