Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Thanks to a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield Napoli moved one step closer to advancing to the Champions League knockout stages. The Neapolitans are seen as hot favourites to pick up all three points from their last group game against Genk, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the rock-bottom side. Even though the Neapolitans are only one point away from booking their place in the last 16, we predict that the Serie A side will go for a win in Tuesday’s football match.
The Belgian side, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Salzburg, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Napoli’s party at Stadio San Paolo. The two teams played out a goalless draw at Luminus Arena earlier in the process, but it is well known that Napoli produce much better showings at home than on the travels.
Highlighted Player (Lorenzo Insigne):
Born in Frattamaggiore, Naples on June 4, 1991, Lorenzo Insigne is an Italian footballer who plays for his hometown club Napoli in the Serie A. Insigne is a product of Olimpia Sant’Arpino football school, but he joined the Partenopei at the age of 15.
The diminutive attacker scored his first ever goal in the Italian top flight on September 16, 2012 in a 3-1 win over Parma. Insigne, who played for the likes of Cavese, Foggia and Pescara on loan before returning to Naples, made his debut with the Italian national team on September 11, 2012 in the World Cup qualifier against Malta.
The Napoli forward scored his first ever goal for the Azzurri in a friendly against Argentina on August 14, 2013. His main position is left winger, but he is used as a second striker as well. Lorenzo Insigne has a contract with Napoli until June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (Genk):
Founded in 1988, Genk are considered one of the youngest clubs in Belgium. Luminus Arena is the home stadium of the club, the capacity of the venue is 24 956 and it was built in 1999. Speaking of UEFA matches, the stadium can hold 21 500 spectators.
Genk clinched one Belgian Pro League trophy in the 20th century, with the team winning the 1989/1999 title. They finished the season with 73 points, two points clear of second-placed Club Brugge. Genk won their second domestic trophy in 2002 and the team lifted the Belgian Pro League title in 2011 as well. Speaking of the Belgian Cup, the club clinched their fourth trophy in the competition in 2013.
The club is well known for their brilliant school and you should bear in mind that the likes of Steven Defour, Christian Benteke, Thibaut Courtois, Divock Origi and Kevin De Bruyne are all products of Genk’s football academy.