Lazio vs Napoli
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 20 December 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
One of the most anticipated duels in Italian Serie A this weekend is taking place on Sunday night in the capital. Wounded Lazio SS welcomes in-form Napoli, and only victory can allow hosts to return into the title race. Even though we are in the early stages, The Sky Blues are already ten points behind AC Milan so situation is quite alarming.
They have dropped a lot of points against some weaker teams in December, losing to Hellas Verona at home and drawing versus Benevento during the mid-week action. Napoli are currently 4th and they also underperformed on Wednesday, losing to Inter Milan at Guiseppe Meazza. Still, Gattuso’s boys are warm favorites for the win at 2.40 odds.
Lazio vs Napoli Head-to-head
A big majority of recent head to head clashes between these teams ended with high a lot of action. Eight out of the last ten had either three goals plus, or both teams scored at least one goal.
In terms of all-time stats, Napoli are ahead with 20 victories, while Lazio have 15. The Sky Blues were victorious in 10 out of 21 encounters at this stadium, while losing eight matches.
Lazio defeated Napoli at Olimpico last season thanks to the late goal scored by Ciro Immobile 1-0 FT.
Lazio vs Napoli Prediction
Simone Inzaghi’s boys are miles away from last season’s form when they followed Juventus all until the very late stages of Serie A. They barely claimed a spot in UEFA Champions League playoffs thanks to the 2-2 home draw against Club Brugge.
There is so much inconsistency in domestic matches – Laziali were defeated in last two appearances at this venue by Udinese and Hellas Verona. If they had won those games, standings would be so much better and closer to the top.
There is no room for more mistakes if Lazio wants to compete for top spots. Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic have been key parts of Inzaghi’s machinery so far.
Napoli were on a red-hot run of three straight victories against Roma, Crotone and Sampdoria before getting defeated by Nerazzurri on Wednesday night. Since both sides had consistency troubles throughout the season, we feel that most probable outcome is going to be a draw.
Lazio vs Napoli Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.30
Both teams to score @ 1.70.