​Napoli host Red Star Belgrade in a huge Champions League tie on Wednesday, with everything still to play for.


The Partenopei sit second to Liverpool on goal difference in Group C, after back-to-back draws with Paris Saint-Germain. Just two points separate all four sides in the group, meaning that every game is still crucial.

SSC Napoli v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Group C

A Napoli victory would see the Italians through to the knockout stages, as long as PSG do not win against Liverpool. For Red Star, defeat would see them out of the Champions League, confining them to the Europa League at best.


Here's 90min's preview of this one.


How to Watch

When Is Kick Off? Wednesday 28 November
What Time Is Kick Off? 20:00 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? Stadio San Paolo
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport Extra 2
Referee? Jesús Gil Manzano

Team News

​Napoli go into Wednesday’s game missing three players, with Vlad Chiriches, Simone Verdi and Amin Younes out injured.


For Red Star, Filip Stojkovic, Vujadin Savic, Dusan Jovancic and Goran Causic are all ruled out of the trip to Naples.

Crvena Zvezda v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Group C

Red Star’s hero against ​Liverpool, Milan Pavkov, is also a doubt, with the front man carrying a hamstring injury. The Serbians will be eager for the striker to be fit for Wednesday, after his impressive brace over the Reds three weeks ago.


Predicted Lineups

Napoli (4-4-2):
Ospina; Rui, Albiol, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Zielinski, Hamsik, Allan, Callejón; Insigne, ​Mertens
Red Star Belgrade (4-2-3-1):
Borjan; Degenek, Gobeljić, Rodić, Babić; Krsticic, Jovicic; Srnic, Marin, El Fardou Ben; Pavkov

Head-to-Head Record

Red Star Belgrade v SSC Napoli - UEFA Champions League Group C

​Napoli and Red Star Belgrade have only met once before, in the first game of this season’s Champions League.


Red Star returned to the competition’s group stage for the first time in 27 years, while Napoli are there for the third consecutive season.


They met in the Serbian capital in September, lining up for their first ever competitive meeting. However, The intense Serbian atmosphere was too much for the Italian visitors, as Red Star held out for a 0-0 draw.


Recent Form

Napoli are nine games unbeaten, and still sit second in ​Serie A behind leaders ​Juventus. However, a ​0-0 draw against Chievo last Sunday wasn't the best result, and the Partenopei will be looking to get back to winning ways.

Red Star Belgrade are also on an unbeaten run of their own, having not tasted defeat in seven games. This includes six wins since October, following their ​4-0 smashing by Liverpool which they responded to with a ​shock 2-0 victory last month.


Here's how each team has performed in their last five fixtures.


NapoliRed Star Belgrade
Napoli 0-0 Chievo (25/11)
Radnicki Nis 2-2 Red Star Belgrade (24/11)
Genoa 1-2 Napoli (10/11)
Red Star Belgrade 4-1 Backa Topola (21/11)
Napoli 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain (6/11)
Dinamo Vranje 0-3 Red Star Belgrade (10/11)
Napoli 5-1 Empoli (2/11)
Red Star Belgrade 2-0 Liverpool (6/11)
Napoli 1-1 Roma (28/10)
Proleter 0-2 Red Star Belgrade (3/11)

Prediction

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​On paper, Napoli look certain to pick up all three points. However, this group has been unpredictable at times, as proven with Red Star Belgrade's 2-0 win over Liverpool.


The Partenopei are Group C's only remaining unbeaten team, yet they are still far from confirming Champions League football after Christmas. We knew that it was going to be a competitive group, but just not between all four groups.


However, it looks that it will be too close to call between Napoli and Red Star Belgrade, as they will have to settle for a draw once again.


Prediction: Napoli 2-2 Red Star Belgrade