Napoli vs Lazio
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
Derby of the Matchday will be played on Sunday evening at San Paolo where Napoli host Lazio. Both teams will come into the match high on confidence following their respective Coppa Italia wins. Partinopei saw off Sassuolo 2-0 seven days ago via goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Fabian Ruiz. Carlo Ancelotti’s men generally enjoyed a fine form in December. They won five of pas six league affairs. But are still as many as nine points shy of defending champions and runaway leaders Juventus at the top of the standings.
Biancocelesti sit eight points shy of Napoli in fourth place. Simone Inzaghi’s men are thus condemned for another battle for the top-four finish and Champions League football in the next season. Lazio lost this battle with a defeat to Inter on the final Matchday in the previous term of Serie A. They are now only one point above Milan in fifth.
Napoli vs Lazio: Head-to-head
Napoli were the dominant force in the most recent history of head to head games against Biancocelesti.
Partinopei won six and drew one of last seven head to head matches against Lazio.
Each of last three H2H outings saw both teams scoring.
Napoli bagged an impressive eight-goal tally in last three ties with Biancocelesti.
Napoli vs Lazio: Prediction
We have to see the hosts as clear favourites because of both H2H tradition and their superb form at San Paolo in this term of Serie A. Ancelotti’s men won eight and drew two of ten home outings this season (23-6 goal difference in the process).
Lazio did win three and drew one of past four matches in all competitions, but they only took advantage of the easier schedule which included ties against Cagliari, Bologna and Novara. The home win is well worth backing at 1.90 odds and we will go for it as the main betting option here.
Napoli vs Lazio: Bet Tips
Napoli to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Napoli to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 (7/4).