Napoli tonight host Zagreb as an early season of first versus second in division 3. Both sides have started the season in fine form and remain unbeaten. Napoli have no fresh injury or suspension concerns having rested their first team for the cup earlier in the week, whilst Moutinho and Matic are back in contention having missed Sundays win against Dnipro.
Zagreb have been freescoring during the opening 5 matches with Jiminez and Kramaric amongst the goals. Rongier who was a target for Napoli over the close season has also hit the ground running producing 4 assist in 5 games, and will be looking to pull the strings again. Last season the two clubs helped themselves to a win a piece in this fixture, so are quite evenly matched.
“its going to be an interesting game, we’ve only 8 players out of 50 not on transfer bans, which shows how much we are in transition. Zagreb have a very settled squad, and some top players for this level. We are thrilled with the start we’ve made and are on a 10 match unbeaten league run, with 6 straight wins. However we are not getting carried away. Bamford is our top scorer but is serving his last few days of his transfer ban before heading to Partizan. We will need to fill that void once he goes, with goals from the likes of Wood, Negredo ,Stindl and the incoming Vinicius.
We are still struggling at centre back with Nastacic still out, and have Doucoure in on an emergency loan. He will go back after tonights game to free up that squad slot.