Pep Guardiola’s Man City side head into tonight’s game against Napoli in buoyant form, having won 13 games in a row and going unbeaten for the past 21 matches.
A perfect record in the Champions League sees them top Group F with three wins from three. A victory tonight in Naples would see them qualify for the last 16 of the tournament.
Napoli are also in a rich vein of form – topping Serie A following a run of 11 unbeaten league games.
City won the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium 2-1 and the Italians will be keen to revenge that defeat and claim points to support their progression to the knock-out stages. Check out our detailed statistical preview of the game.
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Man City have marginally stronger overall form across the past ten games heading into the fixture. The Citizens have claimed one more win across the run of games, scoring 31 goals (four more than Napoli) and conceding just six goals (Napoli have conceded nine). City have also kept two more clean sheets across the sequence (six to Napoli’s four).
Detailed attacking and defensive statistics show there is little to split the form of the two sides though, with Man City scoring marginally more goals per game (3.1 to 2.7) and conceding fewer on average (0.6 as compared to 0.9).
Man City are slight favourites to pinch a win with the bookies, but Napoli are not far behind. A score draw seems to be a likely outcome at the Stadio San Paulo.