Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the Champions League round 5 game between Real Madrid and SSC Napoli and offer team news, stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.
When SSC Napoli arrive at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to face Real Madrid in the Champions League, the latter will be hoping to use their home turf to their advantage.
Real Madrid rank top in the Group C rankings with 12 points after four matches played, whereas SSC Napoli sit second with seven points.
Form: Real Madrid vs SSC Napoli
Real Madrid Form
Real Madrid swept all aside in their last three matches and started off by winning 3-0 against Braga. They went on to defeat Valencia 5-1 and made it three on the spin against Cadiz in a 0-3 victory. Real Madrid showed little mercy in their past six matches at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, of which they won five and drew once. Going undefeated, they hit the target 13 times, while letting in two themselves.
SSC Napoli Form
SSC Napoli collected four points from a possible nine in their last three matches. An encounter with Union Berlin brought a 1-1 draw, which was followed by a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Empoli. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail as they beat Atalanta by a 1-2 scoreline. SSC Napoli claimed a remarkable four wins from six away matches in the Champions League, as well as no draw but two defeats. They also banged in 11 goals, whilst conceding five.
Betting stats for Real Madrid and SSC Napoli
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Real Madrid and SSC Napoli played across all competitions.
- Real Madrid have not lost the last 16 home matches in a row
- Real Madrid have scored in 23 of the last 25 home matches
- Real Madrid have scored in 21 of the last 23 matches
- Real Madrid have not lost 15 of the last 16 matches
- Real Madrid have won 4 of the last 5 home matches without conceding a goal
- SSC Napoli have scored in 28 of the last 30 matches
- SSC Napoli have not lost 19 of the last 21 away matches
- SSC Napoli have won 3 of the last 4 away matches without conceding a goal
- SSC Napoli have not lost 10 of the last 12 matches
- SSC Napoli have won the last 4 away matches in a row
In-form players: Real Madrid vs SSC Napoli
Vinicius Junior has been great for Real Madrid lately, hitting the target two times, which makes him worth considering in the betting market. SSC Napoli are optimistic that Piotr Zielinski doubles up on the one goal he provided in their past six outings.
Betting markets: Real Madrid vs SSC Napoli
Real Madrid are on an amazing streak of now 11 games in a row without defeat. At the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid have gone 17 games in a row without defeat. They have also won eight and drawn two of their last 10 home games across all tournaments. SSC Napoli won seven of their last 10 away games, drawing three and losing zero in this streak. They have lost to Real Madrid in three consecutive meetings.
Both teams to score
SSC Napoli have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than eight times in their previous 10 outings. Real Madrid scored the first goal of the game in six of their last 10 games. Both teams scored in the last three meetings between Real Madrid and SSC Napoli.
In Real Madrid’s last ten games, there have been over 2.5 goals in eight of them. They managed to average 2.6 goals per match across all tournaments. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of SSC Napoli’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.8 goals in these matches.
Suggested bet: Real Madrid vs SSC Napoli
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Real Madrid and SSC Napoli seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Champions League match.