Napoli vs Real Madrid lineups, 3 predictions – UEFA Champions League

Napoli vs Real Madrid lineups
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Napoli vs Real Madrid will take place at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Tuesday, as both teams set their sights on three valuable points. Which of these sides will emerge victorious at the end of this game?

Napoli vs Real Madrid probable lineups

Here's how we think these teams will line up for this UEFA Champions League game:

Napoli

Goalkeeper: Alex Meret.
Defenders: Mathias Olivera, Natan, Leo Ostigard, Giovanni Di Lorenzo.
Midfielders: Piotr Zielinski, Stanislav Lobotka, Frank Anguissa.
Strikers: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Victor Osimhen, Jesper Lindstrom.

Real Madrid

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Defenders: Eduardo Camavinga, Nacho Fernandez, Antonio Rudiger, Daniel Carvajal.
Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde.
Strikers: Joselu, Jude Bellingham, VinĂ­cius JĂşnior.

Napoli vs Real Madrid confirmed lineups

Napoli

4-3-3
1
Alex Meret
it
22
Giovanni Di Lorenzo
it
55
Leo Ostigard
no
3
Natan
br
17
Mathias Olivera
uy
99
Andre Zambo Anguissa
cm
68
Stanislav Lobotka
sk
20
Piotr Zielinski
pl
21
Matteo Politano
it
9
Victor Osimhen
ng
77
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
ge
Substitutes
81
Giacomo Raspadori
it
7
Eljif Elmas
mk
16
Hubert Idasiak
pl
59
Alessandro Zanoli
it
70
Gianluca Gaetano
it
29
Jesper Lindstrom
dk
24
Jens-Lys Cajuste
se
23
Alessio Zerbin
it
50
Luigi D'Avino
it
14
Nikita Contini
it
18
Giovanni Simeone
ar
6
Mario Rui
pt

Real Madrid

4-1-2-1-2
25
Kepa Arrizabalaga
es
2
Dani Carvajal
es
6
Nacho
es
22
Antonio Rudiger
de
12
Eduardo Camavinga
fr
15
Federico Valverde
uy
18
Aurelien Tchouameni
fr
8
Toni Kroos
de
5
Jude Bellingham
gb
11
Rodrygo
br
7
Vinicius Junior
br
Substitutes
10
Luka Modric
hr
34
Alvaro Carrillo
es
19
Dani Ceballos
es
17
Lucas Vazquez
es
31
Lucas Canizares
es
21
Brahim Diaz
es
14
Mato Joselu
es
20
Francisco Garcia
es
13
Andriy Lunin
ua
23
Ferland Mendy
fr

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Napoli vs Real Madrid predictions

Prediction 1: Napoli draw no bet

To be fair, Real Madrid have enjoyed some fine form ahead of this match; as they have eight wins in their last nine matches across all competitions. However, Napoli have proven to be a tough team to beat; they lost just once in their last 17 games stretching back to the previous season. Rudi Garcia's men are unbeaten in their last five matches; and considering they have home field advantage here, we are leaning towards the Italian side with the draw no bet option.

Prediction 2: Both teams to score

For our second Napoli vs Real Madrid prediction, let's explore the BTTS market. Granted, Real Madrid kept three clean sheets in their last four matches. However, preventing this Napoli side from scoring is easier said than done. Rudi Garcia's men found the back of the net in 16 of their last 17 matches. Both teams were on the scoresheet in four of Napoli's last six matches; and considering Real Madrid scored in 10 consecutive games, we should expect goals at both ends.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals

We've established that both teams have been very consistent when it comes to scoring goals. It may also interest you to know that Napoli registered eight goals in their last two matches alone; they have been the second highest-scoring side in the Serie A this season. Due to their goal-scoring prowess, Napoli's matches tend to be on the high-scoring side; as five of their last six games went above the 2.5 goal mark. Considering four of Real Madrid's last six games featured at least three goals, this will likely be a high-scoring game.

Napoli recent form

Napoli are coming off back-to-back wins against Lecce and Udinese, scoring eight goals in the process. Rudi Garcia's men have strung up a five-match unbeaten run, and have lost just once in their last 17 games in all competitions. This will be a tricky fixture for Napoli, as they host the best team in the history of this tournament. Can they withstand Los Blancos for 90 minutes?

Real Madrid recent form

Like today's opponents, Real Madrid have been almost unstoppable these past few weeks; they are coming off back-to-back wins, with eight victories in their last nine matches. Carlo Ancelotti's men will be eyeing all three available points as they make the trip to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Where to watch Napoli vs Real Madrid live

If you reside in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Ghana, you can watch this match live on Supersport.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.

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