Rangers vs. Napoli Prediction, Tips and Odds – Sep. 14, 2022 21:00 CET
Rangers is the biggest outsider in Group A, but despite that and a convincing defeat in the first round, we think they have enough quality to “wake up”. The game in front of their fans against Napoli will be a “match-ball” in an attempt to become competitive in the fight for third place in the group.
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The home team was defeated by Ajax in the Netherlands much more easily than expected. They conceded 4 goals, mostly because they left the opponent with complete initiative on the pitch from the very start.
We well remember the Rangers team from last season that reached the final of the Europa League, so we are very surprised by their poor performance in the elite competition of European football. There is still a lot of time, but the players of the Scottish team will have to show a reaction.
Last season, their home field was one of their strongest weapons, and in the fourth round of Champions League qualification against PSV, we could see that they played incomparably better in front of their fans.
It is the right time for the Scottish team to show that they have been written off too soon.
Napoli made the most of the crisis that the Liverpool team is in and literally humiliated the team from the city of the Beatles in the first round. However, in our opinion, a convincing victory of 4:1 does not show the true strength of Napoli, so we are somewhat surprised by the fact that the bookies give them a more than solid advantage ahead of the duel with the Rangers.
A great effort in the match with Liverpool could have cost Napoli dearly against Spezia, but Raspadori saved them from embarrassment with a goal in the finish. Napoli is a team that without any doubt has a certain quality, but they have been known for years for falling into negative phases very often, which is also the case this season. They were lucky because they still haven’t been adequately punished for their change of form and inconsistency, but that too must come to an end.
Considering how they looked on the field against Spezia a few days ago, we think they will have a lot of trouble overcoming Rangers, as expected of them.
Injuries and suspensions
Rangers: Hagi, Helander, Lawrence, Ofoborh, Scouttar and Roofe.
Napoli: Demme, Osimhen and Zedadka.
Rangers vs. Napoli Prediction
Rangers at home and Rangers away are two completely different teams. They play incomparably calmer and better in front of their fans, they know how to hold the ball, so we don’t agree with the bookmakers’ opinion that Napoli is the clear favorite.
Although Spalletti said before this game that Napoli must impose the rhythm and control the situation on the field because that is the key to success, we think that his team will be forced to defend. Rangers are most dangerous when they are written off and we believe they can play the game at last season’s level.
If they fight from the first minute, we are sure that the players of the home team will be the ones who will decide the outcome of this match.
Prediction: Napoli Under 57.5 % ball posession