Brescia vs Napoli Prediction & Match Preview

Brescia vs Napoli Italian Serie A Predictions by LeagueLane

Brescia vs Napoli: Italy – Serie A
Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Mario Rigamonti (Brescia).

Rino Gattuso’s side take on Brescia at Mario Rigamonti, knowing that a win would see them leapfrog three teams and move into sixth place, at least for a day.

Brescia vs Napoli: Match Preview

Without four or five regulars, ten-men Brescia, who had Florian Aye sent off in the first half, succumbed to their sixteenth league defeat of the season at Juventus (0-2).

The Rondinelle are in the midst of a woeful run of form, having taken just three points from their last nine league matches. They’re second-to-last in the Serie A standings, one point ahead of rock-bottomed SPAL and seven points adrift of currently-safe Sampdoria.

Brescia have the worst home record in the competition with one win, three draws and eight defeats, netting a goal per match on average, while shipping 1.92 goals per tie. They are currently riding a five-game winless run at Mario Rigamonti (2D, 3L).

The Parthenopeans come into the game in good form having won five of their last six matches across competitions. Napoli climbed up to ninth following a 1-0 victory over Cagliari at the Sardegna Arena, thanks to Dries Martens’ second-half winner.

Rino Gattuso’s side take on Brescia at Mario Rigamonti, knowing that a win would see them leapfrog three teams and move into sixth place, at least for a day.

The Azzurri have posted five wins, four draws and three losses away from Stadio San Paolo, averaging 1.83 goals scored per match whilst conceding 1.42 in return. The southern outfit have won four of their last five away fixtures in all competitions.

Brescia vs Napoli: Team News & Probable Lineups

Sandro Tonali (20 games – 1 goal) and Ernesto Torregrossa (12/4) are on the sidelines; Aye (14/0) is banned.

Brescia (4-3-1-2): Alfonso – Sabelli, Chancellor, Mateju, Martella – Bisoli, Dessena, Bjarnason – Zmrhal – Donnarumma, Balotelli

Malcuit (3/0) is still on the treatment table; Hysaj (12/0) and ‘Chucky’ Lozano (16/2) will be evaluated before the game.

Napoli (4-3-3): Ospina – Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Manolas, Mario Rui – Fabian Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski – Callejon, Mertens, Insigne

Brescia vs Napoli: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Overall Stats (15 games): Brescia 3 Wins, Napoli 7 Wins, 5 Draws.
  • Brescia have 2-2-3 home record vs Azzurri.
  • Napoli have won four of their last five H2H meetings.
  • Less than three goals have been scored in five of their last seven encounters.
  • Napoli beat Brescia 2-1 in the reverse fixture.

Brescia vs Napoli: Prediction

The hosts are a mess right now and are bound to struggle mightily without their key midfielder, Sandro Tonali. With their dreadful home record, I can’t see them getting anything out of this match. I’m confident in-form Napoli will win this one.

Finally, with a 0-2 scoreline hunch, I will take Under 3 goals (Asian Total). Less than four goals have been scored in eight of the last nine Napoli’s road matches and 75 percent of Brescia’s games at Mario Rigamonti had under 3.5 goals.

Brescia vs Napoli: Betting Tips

  • Napoli To Win @ 1.60
  • Under 3 Goals (Asian Total) @ 1.85.

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