Our prediction for this Champions League match:
After suffering a heavy 4-0 loss to Ajax in their opener, Rangers will look to give fans something to cheer about when they face Napoli at their Ibrox Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Gers were not in action at the weekend, meaning that tired legs shouldn’t prove to be a big problem for the home side. Both Ianis Hagi and Tom Lawrence are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Neapolitans, on the other hand, did well to crush star-studded Liverpool 4-1 in their Champions League opener, with the team beating Spezia in the Serie A thanks to Giacomo Raspadori’s late goal. Since Luciano Spalletti’s men are high on spirits ahead of the trip to Glasgow, away win should be considered. Victor Osimhen is unlikely to recover in time to face Rangers, while fit-again forward Hirving Lozano is pushing for a start after coming as a substitute in the triumph over Spezia.
Highlighted Player (Jon McLaughlin):
Jon McLaughlin is a goalkeeper who plays for Sunderland. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for non-League sides Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town in the past, but in 2008 he joined Bradford City. After spending six years at Valley Parade, McLaughlin signed a contract with Burton Albion and he has been playing for the Pirelli Stadium outfit ever since.
Jon McLaughlin made 45 appearances for Burton Albion in both 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons and he has established his self as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. He was producing scintillating displays for Burton in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to the Championship.
Jon McLaughlin was born on 9 September, 1987 in Edinburgh, but he has yet to make his debut for the Scotland national team. Speaking of his honours, the goalkeeper won the Football League Two play-offs with Bradford City in the 2012/2013 season.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.