Napoli vs Rangers predicted lineups: Team news for Champions League fixture tonight

Napoli vs Rangers predicted lineups: Team news for Champions League fixture tonight

Napoli take on Rangers at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, hoping to maintain their lead in Group A.

A clash with Liverpool With a trip to Anfield during the last gameweek, it might come down to the wire, but a win here, to complete the double after winning 3-0 in Glasgow, will guarantee Luciano Spalletti’s team has major control given the 4-1 triumph against the Reds in the previous meeting.

Rangers are looking to regain some respect after suffering a 7-1 defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool last time around.

Ajax may still be mathematically caught for a spot in the Europa League, but the 4-0 setback in Amsterdam makes the head-to-head record difficult to overcome, thus a win today is critical.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What time is Napoli vs Rangers?

The match will kick off at 8pm BST on Wednesday 26 October.

How can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 4, with coverage starting at 7:15pm and you can stream the show via the BT Sport app too.

Napoli vs Rangers predicted lineups: Team news for Champions League fixture tonight

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What is the team news?

Victor Osimhen is battling Giovanni Simeone and Giacomo Raspadori to start up front for the Serie A leaders.

Amir Rrahmani (thigh) is out, so expect Juan Jesus to come in and partner South Korea star Kim Min-jae, while Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (thigh) is a doubt, despite returning to training.

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Rangers have a lengthy injury list, including: John Souttar, Ryan Jack, Connor Goldson and Filip Helander, Ianis Hagi, Tom Lawrence and Glen Kamara.

Illness makes Leon King a doubt with Rabbi Matondo, contending with a back problem, also battling to be available.

Predicted line-ups

Napoli XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Jesus, Rui; Elmas, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia

Rangers XI: McGregor; Tavernier, Sands, Davies, Barisic; Davis, Lundstram; Arfield, Tillman, Kent; Colak

Odds

Napoli: 1/5

Draw: 11/2

Rangers: 12/1

Prediction

Rangers will do well to lose by two here given the form of both teams, with Napoli rampant against Ajax last time out and handing Liverpool a heavy loss here too. The hosts are flying and competition is fierce, which should mean standards remain high for the Serie A leaders to coast to a big win. 3-0.


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