Napoli to come unstuck at Anfield

It promises to be an exhilarating evening at Anfield on Tuesday and Liverpool have the armoury to defeat Napoli, in the process progressing to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp’s team have been weak on their travels and lost all three of their Group C matches in Naples, Paris and Belgrade. However, they remain imperious on Merseyside and can inflict a first European defeat of the campaign on the Serie A side.

Reds wary of wily Ancelotti

It won’t be easy though, as current Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti recorded two wins and two clean sheets against Liverpool when he was the manager of Chelsea in the 2009/10 campaign.

However, Liverpool were outstanding on Saturday when they swatted Bournemouth aside 4-0 and they can be backed at 4.65 to beat Napoli by a two-goal margin.

Red Star showed when they beat the Premier League leaders 2-0 last month that they are a match for anyone on home soil and they can certainly cause Paris St-Germain some problems.

However, the runaway Ligue 1 leaders have a wealth of attacking options to turn to and, if they click, they should be able to edge to victory in Serbia and possibly pip Napoli and Liverpool to top spot. A 1-0 PSG win is available at 9.00.

PSG have drawn their last two Ligue 1 games but already appear to have the domestic title wrapped up. It means once again their season will hinge on whether they reach the latter stages of the Champions League.

Spurs to enjoy Nou Camp glory

Tottenham can benefit from the fact that Barcelona have already qualified for the knockout stages by beating the Catalan giants in the Nou Camp and making it three Group B victories in a row.

Spurs need to equal Inter Milan’s result against PSV Eindhoven if they are to qualify from the group and it will be far from easy for the Premier League side, although Mauricio Pochettino will be particularly keen to beat Barcelona as he is a former player and coach of their city rivals Espanyol.

Spurs had to play Leicester City on Saturday evening but played impressively to beat the Foxes 2-0 and are 4.85 to defeat Barcelona by a one-goal margin.

Inter have had a difficult few days and have visited Juventus and Roma already this month, so tiredness could start becoming a factor. The Nerazzurri take on a PSV side that have won 14 of their 15 Eredivisie fixtures so far this season and the Dutch side are 5.55 to draw at the San Siro.

Atletico can clinch top spot

There is little to play for in Group A, although Atletico Madrid will be keen to confirm top spot by beating Club Brugge.

Diego Simeone’s side beat the Belgian outfit 3-1 at home and are 14.75 to repeat that scoreline on Tuesday.

Atletico are well-placed in the group despite suffering a 4-0 humbling against Borussia Dortmund in October. However, the German side look set to finish second after losing 3-1 in Madrid and surprisingly being held to a goalless draw by Club Brugge.

There have been signs of life at Monaco under Thierry Henry and they have won their last two away matches in Ligue 1 – at Caen and Amiens – but Dortmund should be able to stroll to an easy victory to nil at Stade Louis II (3.10).

Schalke continue to surprise

In Group D, Porto have already confirmed top spot and are set to name a weakened side in Istanbul so Galatasaray can record a victory at 2.15 that will mean they will be involved in the Europa League in the new year.

Schalke have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League and will finish second in the group, whatever the result of their final match against Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Bundesliga side have done well to qualify as they are struggling domestically, winning only four of their first 14 league fixtures.

They can ease to victory against a Lokomotiv team that did at least manage a first group victory last month, when they defeated Galatasaray 2-0. A Schalke win and both teams to score is available at 3.75.