On Matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League, teams already showed their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to competing in this most important European club competition. Ranges vs Napoli will face each other this Wednesday, September 14 on Matchday 2 of the group stage, being rivals in Group A, a zone they share with Ajax and Liverpool.
Rangers are at the bottom of the group after starting with a loss in their first game, while Napoli surprised the world with their victory and could take advantage of facing this weaker opponent to take the lead.
At JefeBet we tell you all about the Rangers vs Napoli clash, including the available betting odds before the match.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Rangers vs Napoli Champions League Matchday 2 Game on September 14, 2022
- Where: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland
- When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
- Moneyline: Rangers (+333) / Draw (+275) / Napoli (-130)
- Asian Handicap: Rangers (AH +0.75, +115) / Napoli (AH -0.75, -104)
- Over/Under (2.5): Over (-135), Under (+100).
- Both teams score: Yes (-140) / No (+100)
Rangers suffered a painful 4-0 defeat to Ajax in their first UEFA Champions League group stage match. That defeat came on the road, so this home game gives them hope of changing their situation, even though they will face an opponent who did win their last match.
They come from two consecutive defeats, one in the Champions League and the other in the Scottish league. However, the Scottish side last lost a home game in April this year to Celtic in the domestic competition, and are now on an 11-game unbeaten run at home.
Absences: Nnamdi Ofoborh, Ianis Hagi.
Probable lineup: Jon McLaughlin; James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, James Sands, Borna Barisic; Scott Wright, John Lundstram, Ryan Kent, Glen Kamara, Malik Tillman; Antonio Colak.
Napoli’s debut in this 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage was superb after they defeated Liverpool 4-1, who was considered the biggest opponent in Group A at the time of the group stage draw. They won the game with 42% ball possession but 18 shots, three more than their opponent.
This win was, perhaps, one of the biggest surprises of the group stage on Matchday 1, and it will certainly bring the Italian team confidence going into their next away game against the weakest opponent. They also triumphed in Serie A with a 1-0 score against Spezia.
Absences: Victor Osimhen.
Probable lineup: Alex Meret; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Min-jae Kim, Amir Rrahmani, Mathías Olivera; Stanislav Lobotka, André Anguissa; Matteo Politano, Piotr Zielinski, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia; Giovanni Simeone.
Napoli will have to capitalize on the fact that their opponents have had two consecutive defeats, and although they probably won’t be able to score four goals again, they could still win.
Prediction: Napoli win by a score of 0-2.