Game Preview: Napoli vs. Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League - September 18th, 2013

Napoli vs. Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Matchup - UCL - Team LogosNapoli are hosts to Dortmund in one of the most exciting matches in the first round of the UEFA Champions League group stage. The match is taking place on Wednesday, September 18th at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples.

Napoli are at the top of the Serie A tables with three wins out of three matches. Most recently, Napoli beat Atlanta 2-0 at home. Borussia Dortmund are at the top of the Bundesliga tables with five wins after five matches. They most recently disassembled Hamburger SV with the score of 6-2.

Napoli had a very successful summer transfer season. With the proceeds from the sale of Edison Cavani, the club brought on a trio from Real Madrid: Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Maria Callejon and Raul Albiol. Napoli also have a new coach in Rafael Benitez, who led Chelsea FC to a Europa League title last season.

Last year's UEFA Champions League finalists, Borussia Dortmund, also brought on three worthy additions to the team this summer: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang and Sokratis. Aside from Mario Gotze who left for the rivals Bayern Munich, the team is very much in tact. Robert Lewandowski, the star of last year's tournament, is well and scoring goals.

Let's take a look at the odds for the upcoming match in Naples:

Napoli: 2/1
Draw: 12/5
Dortmund: 11/8

Borussia Dortmund are the favourites to win on Wednesday. A 100 € bet on the German team could return 137 € in profit, while the same bet on the hosts could return 200 € in profit.

The most likely score, according to the odds is a 1-1 draw, offered at 11/2 (bet 100 € for a chance to win 550 €).

Gonzalo Higuain and Robert Lewandowski are the favourites to score at Stadio San Paolo, both valued at 6/5 (bet 100 € for a chance to profit 120 €).

What will it be on Wednesday in Naples, Napoli or Borussia?

Group F is a very entertaining group which also features Marseille and Arsenal.

This should be an awesome match!