Man City vs Napoli Odds: Man City host Napoli at the Etihad Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Tuesday, October 17, TV and live online coverage.
The match will be televised live on BT Sport 3, with coverage from 7pm. BT Sport subscribers can watch the match on the enhanced video player on BTSport.com or via the BT Sport app.
You can follow all the team news and goals from 7pm with Standard Sport’s live scoreboard blog.
‘Sarri-ball’ is the name given to the brave, progressive tactics of Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri.
How does it work?
The style of play was described by L’Equipe as “vertical tiki-taka”, and is a possession-based style with plenty of short, quick passes but an emphasis on moving up the pitch quickly. In other words: “liquid football”.
Man City vs Napoli Odds
At present, Sarri-ball is working to devastating effect, with Napoli top of Serie A having won all eight of their league matches this season. In his first two seasons at Napoli, Sarri led the club to second and third placed finishes, but he has spent most of his managerial career in Italy’s lower leagues.
Manchester City host Napoli on Tuesday in what could be one of the most entertaining Champions League group games in years.
City sit top of Group F with a maximum six points from their opening two gameweeks, and are yet to concede a goal as Pep Guardiola targets winning the trophy for the third time in his managerial career.
While it has been plain sailing for City so far this season, Napoli sit top of Serie A with a perfect record after seven games, with the likes of Dries Mertens certain to cause problems at the Etihad.
Manchester City and Napoli will lock horns in the Champions League on Tuesday having torn up the record books with their remarkable goalscoring feats over the opening weeks of the season.
Man City vs Napoli Odds: Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli are top of Serie A with a 100 per cent record after eight matches, scoring 26 times in the process.
No side has enjoyed such a prolific opening to an Italian top-flight season since 1959-60, while you have to go back to Everton in the 1894-95 campaign for an English side who netted more than City’s 29 over an initial eight-game period.
Sarri described City as “by far the strongest team in Europe at the moment” at his pre-match news conference, while Pep Guardiola also lavished praise on a counterpart very much cut from the same coaching cloth.
But who is leading the charge for these two lethal attacks, who are the main creators and how are they taking opponents apart with such apparent ease? Ahead of a mouth-watering clash, we looked at some Opta data to find out.
Napoli’s Belgium forward Dries Mertens is the top league goalscorer on either side with seven goals, building on his stunning haul of 28 in 35 matches last season when Sarri’s decision to deploy the 30-year-old in a central attacking role proved a masterstroke.
Man City vs Napoli Odds: Mertens’ colleagues in a front three Guardiola hailed as “so dynamic”, Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne, have four and three respectively, while there is a three-way tie at the top of City’s goalscoring charts.
Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling have each scored six times in the Premier League, while Germany winger Leroy Sane has weighed in with four.