Jamie Carragher tips Man City to FINALLY win the Champions League this season… but Micah Richards goes against siding with his former club and backs Napoli to conquer Europe with the Italian side in red-hot form
- Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards predicted their Champions League winner
- Carragher thinks this will be the year that City end their long wait for the trophy
- Richards believes Serie A leaders Napoli are the ones to keep an eye on
Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards have given their opinions on who they think will win this season’s Champions League with the former Premier League stars picking Man City and Napoli respectively.
The players turned pundits were speaking during Tuesday’s coverage of the competition’s return on CBS Sports.
‘I think Napoli are the form team,’ said Carragher. ‘I would love to see them win it but I think this could the season of Manchester City.’
However, Richards doesn’t think his former side will end their wait for a first triumph in the competition, instead singling out Serie A’s runaway leaders.
‘I think Napoli,’ he said. ‘Napoli with their form have been brilliant. In terms of standout favourites it’s difficult but on form I think Napoli.
Jamie Carragher thinks Man City could finally lift the Champions League trophy this year
The Premier League’s dominant club is still waiting to win club football’s biggest prize
‘If I was a betting man and I was putting money on right now in terms of form I would pick Napoli. When I watch them and the dynamic, they defend well, they attack well.
Arsenal legend Henry was unable to pick out one team, saying ‘for the first time I don’t see a clear favourite’.
‘At the end we always know that the big guns are in the final or one of the big ones usually wins it. It is open but still you have to knock those guys out.’
Man City are facing RB Leipzig in the last-16 while Napoli are up against Eintracht Frankfurt.
City have been made favourites by bookmakers with Bayern Munich just behind them after Tuesday’s first leg victory over PSG.
Micah Richards thinks that Serie A leaders Napoli are the ones to watch this season
Napoli have been brilliant this season and sit 15 points clear at the top of the Italian top flight
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