Dan Fitch has been impressed with Napoli's form this season and thinks that they can come away from Shakhtar with three points.
"In last season’s group stage Napoli were undefeated in their three away games, beating Benfica and Dynamo Kiev and drawing with Besiktas."
Shakhtar [3.6] v Napoli [2.2]; The Draw [3.65]
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Unbeaten Napoli could be dark horses
Shakhtar have made a flying start to the season. The Ukranian league is already eight games old and Paulo Fonseca's team are top of the table, with seven wins and just a single defeat.
The Portuguese coach won the league in his first season to end a three year spell without a title for Shakhtar. Now he will look to restore past European glories, for a club that won the Europa League and have made it to the knockout stages of the Champions League on three occasions.
Napoli have a few less games under their belt, but have made a perfect start to the new campaign. They came through a very tough Champions League qualifying match against Nice to win 4-0 on aggregate and have won all three of their Serie A games.
Maurizio Sarri's side finished only five points behind the Serie A champions Juventus last season and were knocked out of the Champions League by the eventual winners Real Madrid. With Napoli having kept hold of their best players this summer, they look set to be a difficult opponent for any team they meet in this competition.
Second-half win for visitors
In last season's group stage Napoli were undefeated in their three away games, beating Benfica and Dynamo Kiev and drawing with Besiktas.
Having already won a high level European away game against Nice, it's tempting to back them to start their group campaign with another victory. The price of [2.2] for an away win is perhaps a little slim, so instead take a chance on the draw half-time/Napoli full-time double result coming in at [5.7].
Back the draw half-time/Napoli full-time double result at [5.7]
Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L
Staked: 48 pts
Returned: 42.52 pts
P/L: -5.48 pts