With a pivotal Serie A game against AC Milan at the weekend, Rudi Garcia has a lot to think about. They may have beaten Hellas Verona but his job is not safe. However, a victory in Berlin could see the Neapolitan side become favourites to progress with Real Madrid.
Union Berlin have been headline-makers in the Bundesliga and Champions League this season for all the wrong reasons. The German outfit has won just twice this season across all competitions. As such, you feel the Partenopei have to add further misery to the host’s campaign.
Union Berlin vs Napoli: Predicted line-ups
The Azzurri will again be without Victor Osimhen after he suffered a calf strain. Rudi Garcia will also have to make do without Juan Jesus, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Pierluigi Gollini, though all should be able to return to the squad soon.
Garcia is also expected to give Jens Cajuste his first Champions League start. The 24-year-old is highly rated in Naples – however, he hasn’t featured often for his new side after arriving from Stade Reims in the 2023 summer transfer window.
The hosts will be without defender Robin Knoche and winger Laurenz Dehl. However, the return of former West Ham United midfielder Alex Kral could provide some extra cover in midfield.
Union Berlin predicted XI vs Napoli (3-5-2): Ronnow; Doekhi, Bonucci, Leite; Juranovic, Tousart, Kral, Haberer, Gosens; Becker, Behrens
Napoli predicted XI vs Union Berlin (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Natan, Oliveira; Lobotka, Zielinkski, Cajuste; Politano, Simeone, Kvaratskhelia
Union Berlin vs Napoli: When does the Champions League fixture start?
Kick-off in the Champions League Group C Matchday 3 fixture of Union Berlin vs Napoli is set for 21:00 CEST, local time in Italy, on Tuesday, October 24.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 20:00 BST. That is 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST in the United States.
Union Berlin vs Napoli: Where to watch the Champions League fixture?
For fans in the United States, Union Berlin vs Napoli will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Champions League Matchday 3.
Union Berlin vs Napoli will be shown on TNT Sports 4 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.