Match Preview: Manchester City v Napoli – Champions League Group Stage

Build up to the match Manchester City have been in enormous form in recent weeks and it appears there is nothing who could stop them at the moment. Meanwhile, Napoli are enjoying the same fantastic run, with all their strikers firing on all cylinders. Which side will buckle under the pressure? Match information Kickoff: Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 07:45PM England time Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England Team News Manchester City’s trusted captain Vincent Kompany is still out with an injury while summer signing Banjamin Mendy is also sidelined. Talismanic striker Sergio Aguero made it to the bench in City’s game against Stoke on Saturday and could be available for selection come Tuesday. Napoli will be without their Polish sharpshooter Arkadiusz Milik, but have the rest of their squad ready and available for selection. Expect their midfield magician Marek Hamsik to play a crucial role in Napoli’s charge against City. Form Manchester City W-W-W-W-W (across all competitions) The Citizen’s 7-2 thrashing of mid-table side Stoke City during the weekend in the Premier League will definitely give Pep Guardiola’s side enough swagger and confidence coming into this game. They current sit on top of Group F andhave yet to concede in any of their games in the Champions League. With that kind of form, it’s hard to bet against City come Tuesday. Napoli W-W-W-W-W (across all competitions) It is very important that City do not brush aside the threat Napoli are capable of dishing out in this game. They are unbeaten their last five games across all competitions and definitely have a chance against Manchester City come Tuesday. With the right tactic, the Italian side could well pull off a shock win. Match Prediction It is very unlikely Manchester City will succumb to a defeat in this game. They are in blistering form, scoring goals for fun, and there is simply minimal chance Napoli could pull off a win. Should the Italian side win, then it is a result that will truly bring them all the plaudits. Manchester City 3-0 Napoli

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