Lazio vs Napoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
The Biancocelesti will be hoping to extend their historic winning streak to ten games when they take on Napoli this Saturday.
Lazio vs Napoli: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (41 games): Lazio 14 Wins, Napoli 18 Wins, 9 Draws.
- Napoli have won 7 of the last 8 outings vs Biancocelesti.
- ‘Gli Azzurri’ have scored at least two goals in 8 of the last 9 matches against Lazio.
- At least three goals have been scored in five of the last six H2H duels.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in five of the last six head-to-head meetings.
Lazio vs Napoli: Match Preview
Lazio extended their winning streak in the league to nine games following yet another late win. After beating Sassuolo (2-1) and Cagliari (2-1) in the stoppages, Luis Alberto-less Biancocelesti came from behind to beat Brescia with the same scoreline thanks to unstoppable Ciro Immobile, who took his goal tally to 19. The Naples-born striker has scored more goal than five Serie A sides.
With 39 points on the board, team from the capital is still six points off of Inter and Juventus.
Simone inzaghi’s side have fantastic record at Stadio Olimpico with six wins and two draws to date whilst boasting second-best goalscoring record with 24 goals (3 goals per game). They’ve beaten Juventus 3-1 in their most recent home fixture.
Lulic, Correa, Jony and Lukaku are questionable for this one; Parolo is suspended.
The Azzurri’s new-found optimism after a 2-1 road win at Sassuolo was short-lived as they fell to a 1-3 home defeat to league leaders. I felt they could’ve nick a point in that one, but in the end, their shorthanded defence failed to stop Nerazzurri’s formidable duo up-front. With 6 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses,
Napoli are currently occupying 8th place, tied on points with Torino and five points behind Europa League place.
‘I Partenopei’ have logged three wins, four draws and two defeats away from home, netting 1.89 goals per match and conceding 1.56 in return. They’ve earned six points from last five away games (1-3-1).
Malcuit is surely out till April; Mertens, Koulibaly and Maksimovic are all highly doubtful to make it.
Lazio vs Napoli: Predicted Starting Lineups
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha – Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu – Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulic – Correa, Immobile.
Napoli (4-3-3): Meret – Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Luperto, Mario Rui – Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski – Callejon, Milik, Insigne.
Lazio vs Napoli: Prediction
With Luis Alberto back in the mix, I’m inclined to back the red-hot Biancocelesti to bag two or more on Saturday. After all, they’ve scored at least two goals in last 12 Serie A matches and it appears that Napoli’s backline will be weakened again.
Lastly, with a 2-1 hunch, I’ll pick Over 2.5 goals & Both teams to score – Yes.
75 percent of Lazio games at Stadio Olimpico had over 2.5 goals, whilst at least three goals have been scored in all three Azzurri’s matches under Rino Gattuso and 89 percent of their away fixtures had goals on both ends.
Lazio vs Napoli: Betting Tips
Lazio To Score Over 1.5 Goals @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals And Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.83.