Napoli vs Genk Preview and Prediction

Napoli

  • Nikola Maksimovic was sent off in Serie A at the weekend but is free to play here if selected.
  • Lorenzo Insigne came off at half-time at the weekend and is not guaranteed a starting place here.
  • Allan is a major doubt for the home side, while Faouzi Ghoulam, Arkadiusz Milik, Kevin Malcuit and Lorenzo Tonelli are ruled out.
  • Fernando Llorente could make his full Napoli debut in the Champions League on Tuesday with Milik out, Insigne out of form and Hirving Lozano potentially required on the wing.

Genk

  • Mbwana Samatta will serve a one-match ban in the Champions League with his next booking.
  • Bryan Heynen, Danny Vukovic and Paul Onuachu are ruled out for Genk.
  • Genk will finish fourth no matter the result on Tuesday so it would not be a surprise if changes were made to their usual team.selectedMbwana Samatta will serve a one-match ban in the Champions League with his next booking.
  • Bryan Heynen, Danny Vukovic and Paul Onuachu are ruled out for Genk.
  • Genk will finish fourth no matter the result on Tuesday so it would not be a surprise if changes were made to their usual team.

Prediction

  • Napoli are in second place heading into the final group game and will progress to the knockout stage if they draw or if Salzburg fail to beat Liverpool.
  • Genk have lost four of their first five group games and are guaranteed to finish bottom of Group E regardless of the result here.
  • Napoli are remarkably winless in their last nine matches in all competitions, though have only lost twice in that time.
  • Genk’s only point in this campaign was at home to Napoli but it would still be a surprise if Carlo Ancelotti’s side didn’t snap their winless run on Tuesday night.

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