Runaway Serie A leaders Napoli will kick off the weekend league games on Friday with a home match against fourth-place Lazio.

Eintracht Frankfurt have an acid test ahead of them as they prepare to host Napoli in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie.

Frankfurt have been on the rise and qualified for the knockout round after battling to finish second behind Tottenham in Group D with 10 points.

Napoli on the other hand lost just once and won Group A with 15 points, level with second place Liverpool.

In the Serie A, Napoli are looking unstoppable and are top of the table with 62 points, 15 more than their closest challengers Inter Milan.

Napoli have won 18 of their last 19 league matches, while Osimhen has racked up 18 goals in his 19 top-flight appearances.

Frankfurt are sixth in the Bundesliga with 38 points, just five behind league leaders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Frankfurt have only lost two of 11 matches against Italian opposition to date – and none since being beaten by Palermo back in 2006.

Frankfurt are the holders of the Europa League, and they will now become the 11th different German team to play in the Champions League knockout rounds.

The Germans have lost just two of their last 19 matches in Europe while recording 10 wins in the process.

Napoli have scored 12 goals in their last 5 matches and have only conceded one in that duration, tipping this to be a goal-frenzied affair.

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What time does Frankfurt vs Napoli start?

The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Deutsche Bank Park.

Frankfurt vs Napoli team news

There are no injury concerns for the home team ahead of the game with Hrvoje Smolcic and Aurelio Buta expected to come into the starting line-up.

Randal Kolo Muani has scored in his last two Champions League appearances and will start up front, supported by Mario Gotze.

There are no changes expected from the hosts line-up.

For the visiting Napoli, Victor Osimhen is a man in red-hot form and will lead the attacking line, flanked by Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Hirving Lozano.

In midfield, Piotr Zielinski will expect to return in place of Eljif Elmas in the only other change expected from Luciano Spaletti’s side.

Frankfurt vs Napoli head to head

This is the third meeting between the two teams, with the Germans winning the previous two in the UEFA Cup nearly three decades ago.

Frankfurt vs Napoli current form

The home team have won three, lost one and drawn one in their recent five games but Napoli have won all of their last 5 games.

Frankfurt vs Napoli prediction

Neither side has a problem finding the back of the net and this game will not be any different. Frankfurt may battle to a first leg draw here.

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