September 18, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Stadio San Paolo — Napoli
Referee: Pedro Proença
The Champions league Runners-up, Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund travels to Naples to start their new Champions League campaign.
Two teams from the ranks of those strongest leagues, and even the current leaders in these leagues, have both a maximum points at the beginning of the season. Is there a better announcement to watch their mutual match in southern Italy, where surely will be a great atmosphere. Perhaps this match can be called as the most interesting in the first round because of all that, but also because both of teams are full of great individuals.
Napoli is on the strike of the three won matches, while Borussia in on the run of even seven. This Saturday both teams were succesful at the domestic competition , and both of them played at home. This will be their first encounter in the Champions league.
Napoli are the first placed team in Serie A and they are the only team with a maximum of three wins, which their great current form.
Best player of the Last season for Napoli was sold to PSG, but with a few new names, Napoli still looks very strong. As for the new players, Reina is already certain on the goal, Albiol has strengthened defense, Mertens is in midfield and Callejon and Higuain already have started scoring goals.
In the best form, currently is Slovak Hamsik, who with four goals is currently the top goalscorer of Serie A. Playing at home Napoli so far enrolled two win and both without conceding goals. Twice they celebrated a 2-0 win.
Goals has scored duo arrived from Real Madrid, Higuain and Callejon, although the latter came off the bench . It is interesting that Hamsik was a reserve, which means that the new coach Benitez, decided to rest some players for this match with Borussia.
Napoli Probable lineup : Reina – Maggio, Cannavaro, Albiol, Armero – Inler, Behrami – Callejon, Hamsik. Mertens – Higuain
Like Napoli, Dortmund is also on the perfect run. So far they won every game, and their attack is doing really great by scoring on average 3 goals.
New strikers (Mario Goetze left to Bayern Munich) Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan started to score goals, and this Saturday, Lewandowski has joined them. For this match midfielder Kehl doesn’t compete due to violation, and is unlikely that defender Subotic wont play so Sokratis jumps in.
Borussia Dortmund probable lineup : Borussie Dortmund: Weidenfeller – Groskreutz, Hummels, Sokratis, Schmelzer – Sahin, S.Bender – Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Reus – Lewandowski
Match Prediction : Both teams prefer attacking football, both are playing attractive and both are leaders in their domestic competition. This means they are in great shape, so we expect a great game with lots of excitement and goals in both nets.
So pick is Over 2,5 goals.