After a clinical, smash-and-grab performance in the previous showing between the two sides, Napoli will be looking for a more resounding performance against Union Berlin on Champions League Group C Matchday 4.
The Partenopei seem like a team somewhat revitalised in recent weeks, and a win on Wednesday evening would put them on the edge of qualification into the knockout stages of the tournament.
The visitors have gone from worse to dismal since the prior fixture. They have failed to earn any points since and fell out of the DFB Pokal in only the second round. As such, the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona crowd will be expecting a dominant showing.
Napoli vs Union Berlin: Predicted line-ups
After serving his suspension, Natan will return to Rudi Garcia’s defensive line. Whilst Leo Ostigard has impressed, the Frenchman is due to give the starting spot back to the Brazilian, who has been a mainstay at the back for the Neapolitan outfit.
Although Eljif Elmas scored against Salernitana on Serie A Matchday 11, he isn’t expected to displace any of the midfield three which Garcia has relied on so far in the 2023/24 season. The Macedonian midfielder has made eight appearances from the bench this season, so he will likely make a cameo.
Leonardo Bonucci is expected to start again in Urs Fischer’s defence after he didn’t feature in the prior fixture between the sides. It is hoped his experience will guide his side to a result in front of a familiar yet daunting crowd.
Napoli predicted XI vs Union Berlin (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Natan, Rrahmani, Rui; Zielinski, Lobotka, Anguissa; Politano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia
Union Berlin predicted XI vs Napoli (3-4-3): Ronnow; Bonucci, Leite, Knoche; Juranovic, Khedira, Laidouni, Gosens; Becker, Behrens, Fofana
Napoli vs Union Berlin: When does the Champions League fixture start?
Kick-off in the Champions League Matchday 4 fixture of Napoli vs Union Berlin is set for 18:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Wednesday, November 8.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:45 GMT. That is 12:45 EDT / 9:45 PDT in the United States.
Napoli vs Union Berlin: Where to watch the Champions League fixture?
For fans in the United States, Napoli vs Union Berlin will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Champions League Matchday 4.
Napoli vs Union Berlin will be shown on TNT Sports 3 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.