The match at 9pm at the Maradona stadium
Napoli-Real Madrid scheduled for 9pm today, Tuesday 3 October 2023, in the live TV match which is valid for the second day of Group C of the Champions League. The two teams that won the first day’s matches against Braga and Union Berlin take to the field at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium. Carlo Ancelotti returns to his opponent in Naples, where he didn’t win any trophies but laid the foundations for the work later done by Luciano Spalletti.
Probable Napoli-Real Madrid lineups
NAPLES (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Ostigard, Natan, Mario Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia. All. Garcia.
REAL MADRID (4-3-1-2): Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Camavinga; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior. Coach Ancelotti.
Garcia: “I want Naples with heart and brain”
“We will have heart, that’s for sure but we also need the head because there will be moments of the match in which we will have to be good at either pushing or preventing Real Madrid from showing their qualities on the pitch. These two things are always needed, the heart and the brain we will have them.” Thus Napoli coach Rudi Garcia in a press conference on the eve of the match. “This Champions League is the most beautiful competition so for coaches and players it is always a special moment – underlines Garcia -. The Champions League music on the pitch is enough to give you an important boost and to understand what you are playing for”.
“Napoli must play the Champions League every year. We are first in the group together with Real Madrid, but it is the championship that leads you to play the Champions League every year. In the last round we returned to the top four and now we can concentrate totally on this great match, against a team with a unique list of successes, who have won five Champions Leagues in the last ten years. And they have at least a dozen players from the last final against Liverpool. But we want to go on the pitch and do well”, he adds.
Napoli-Real Madrid, bookmaker prediction and odds
Napoli’s success is quoted at 2.70 on William Hill compared to 2.55 for the Madrid victory. The first draw in the competition between the two teams instead rises to 3.50. The last two direct matches saw both teams score, with Goal still ahead, at 1.61, over the No Goal offered at 2.20. In those precedents of the 2016/17 season, Real won 3-1 – both at home and away – a result set at 17 times the stakes while in pole position there is 1-1 at 6.
How to watch Napoli-Real Madrid on TV
The match will be broadcast live on Sky, on the Sky Sport Uno (number 201), Sky Sport 4K (213) and Sky Sport (252) channels. The match will be visible in streaming for subscribers on Mediaset Infinity, NOW (Sky’s on demand platform) and Sky Go.