Champions League: Napoli-Besiktas: predicted lineups
19 October at 10:26Napoli face Benfica in the third game of Champions League group stage this season. The partenopei racked up two wins in the opening two games of the tournament and they can already qualify for the next stage tonight if they win and Benfica and Dynamo Kiev draw in the other game of the group stage.
No club have ever made it through the group stage after the first three games.
Manolo Gabbiadini is set to start up front with Vlad Chiriches the most likely to replace Raul Albiol in centre defence, Allan has more chances to play in midfield than Piotr Zielinski, whilst Dries Mertens should start over Lorenzo Insigne as the left winger.
Former Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler will start in centre midfield for Benfica, whilst ex Inter men Ricardo Quaresma and Caner Erkin will be also in the line-up.
Check the predicted lineups for Napoli-Besiktas below:
NAPOLI (4-3-3): Reina; Hysaj, Chiriches, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Gabbiadini; Mertens. Coach. Sarri.
BESIKTAS (4-3-2-1): Fabricio; Beck, Marcelo, Tosic, Erkin; Uysal, Inler, Arslan; Quaresma, Talisca; Aboubakar. Coach. Gunes.