Union Berlin vs NapoliUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Oct 24, 2023, Olympic Stadium, Berlin
UNION BERLIN host Italian champions Napoli in the Olympic Stadium on matchday three of the Champions League group stages and only a win will do for the hosts.
One of the great names in German football, Union made a triumphant entrance into the Champions League for the first time this season but unfortunately the club's wonderfully atmospheric Stadion An der Alten Forsterei – stadium by the old forester's house – isn't deemed suitable.
However, they have disappointed so far with a couple of narrow defeats to Braga at home and away to Real Madrid where over 5,000 of their fans saw them lose out to a 94th minute Jude Bellingham goal.
In contrast to last season, they are a club in freefall this term and their weekend 3-0 home humbling by Stuttgart was their eighth defeat in a row in all competitions which is crisis time.
They currently sit in 14th place in the Bundesliga and another European campaign for next season looks a forlorn hope.
Napoli have started their section with a 2-1 win in Portugal and a 3-2 defeat at home to Real Madrid, but they have been far from their best too.
They did win 3-1 at Verona at the weekend to lift them up to third place at the time of writing in Serie A.
How the bookies view it
Napoli are generally evens favourites here although Coral sick their neck out by going 21/20.
Previous head to heads
This will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs.
Players to watch
Kevin Behrens is the top scorer for Union this season and the German international striker is 11/5 to net anytime with bet365 on Tuesday.
Georgian genius Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored his fourth goal in three games for club and country with a double at the weekend. He is 12/5 to score anytime with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Napoli simply have to be backed here and if you can get a touch of odds-against for an away win, then all the better.
Union look like a shadow of their former side and there seems something badly amiss at the club. Additionally, they don't even have home advantage really with the game not being played at their stadium.
Napoli aren't quite firing at their best either, but look too strong for Union here. Back them to score two goals or more at 19/20 with UniBet against a side who have conceded ten goals in their last three games.
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