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Bet Of The Day: Get Bettingpro.com’s best bet for Tuesday, September 17

Napoli & Liverpool meet again (credit:Giampiero Sposito/Zuma Press/PA Images)

If you are planning on placing just one bet on sport today you ought to make it the best bet possible. Our expert tipsters have been pawing over their favourite sports to pick out the best one just for you, free of charge!

Today's Best Bet: Tuesday, September 17


Leigh Copson: Back Napoli v Liverpool to end in a draw @ 5/2 bet365
* Odds correct at 08:07 BST on 16/9/2019

Last weekend could not have gone any better for Liverpool, who have made a flying start to their 2019/20 campaign. The Reds hit back from a goal down to beat Newcastle United 3-1 and maintain their perfect start to the Premier League season on Saturday, and later that day Manchester City crashed to a shock 3-2 defeat at newly-promoted Norwich City to allow the Merseyside giants to open up a five-point cushion at the summit. There is still a long, long way to go, but boss Jurgen Klopp has to be thrilled with his team’s start and he will be eager to see them transform their flawless form over to the European scene when they kick off the defence of their Champions League crown on Tuesday night.

Liverpool are facing familiar opposition in the form of Napoli, who twice went head-to-head with the Reds in the group stage of last season’s competition. The two teams shared the points as they each won 1-0 on their home patch last time round, but will we see similar scenes in this latest meeting?

While Liverpool have raced out of the blocks this season, Napoli have endured something of a rollercoaster ride over the first few weeks. They opened up with a thrilling 4-3 win at Fiorentina that saw all seven goals come in the first 67 minutes of the game, and a week later they were involved in a match that had the exact same scoreline, although this time it did not go in their favour. Napoli appeared to be dead and buried when they trailed champions Juventus 3-0 just after the hour mark, but Carlo Ancelotti’s side came storming back with three goals in the space of 15 minutes to miraculously level it up. However, there was heartbreak in added time as an own goal gifted all of the spoils to Juventus, leaving Ancelotti’s men in need of a lift when they hosted Sampdoria last weekend. They got it in the form of a 2-0 win, setting them up nicely for this fixture.

So can Liverpool maintain their perfect start to the season, or will Napoli beat the Reds in Naples for the second season running?

This is a very close one to call. Napoli’s defence gives me cause for concern – they may have kept a clean sheet at the weekend, but that came against a Sampdoria side who have netted only once so far this season and were royally thumped by Sassuolo a week earlier. They are now coming up against a potent Liverpool attack with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah already in good scoring form early on, so if the hosts do not tighten up at the back they could be the creators of their own downfall on Tuesday night. But on the flip side, Liverpool are not exactly rock-solid at the back either. They may not be the car crash that they were prior to last season, but the absence of goalkeeper Alisson is a huge blow to them and they have now conceded in three of their four games so far. In Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Isigne they are coming up against a couple of players whose recent form matches that of Mane and Salah, so any slip-ups defensively could be punished here.

So all of this would suggest a thrilling affair full of goals, right? After all, Napoli have had a couple of epic 4-3 scorelines already this season and each of Liverpool’s matches have produced at least three goals. I do not see it playing out like that though. I expect both teams to be much more cautious in what is likely to be a tense affair. Neither side is going to want to begin with a defeat and we saw last season that these two can produce low-scoring affairs despite the firepower on show, so I am going with the draw here. It would be a decent result for a Liverpool side who did, after all, struggle on their travels in Europe last season, losing here in Naples, in Barcelona, in Paris and in Belgrade.

Today's Best Bet: Tuesday, September 17



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