Napoli vs Lazio
Italy Serie A
Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples.
Napoli and Lazio will close the 32nd round in Serie A on Thursday evening when they take on each other in the most exciting clash of the Matchday at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
This is a classic six-pointer in the battle for the top-four finish and a place in UEFA Champions League next season.
Napoli currently hold the fifth place with a two-point deficit to 4th-placed Juventus. Lazio are two points behind Partinopei but have a game in hand on both sides.
Gennaro Gattuso’s troops had a challenging schedule in the last several weeks as they played Roma, Juventus, Sampdoria, and Inter in the last five rounds.
Gattuso can be satisfied with his men’s defensive displays in the last couple of fixtures as I Partinopei conceded only one goal in matches against Le Sam and the Nerazzurri.
It will be very interesting to see whether Partinopei will be able to maintain such a fine defensive trend here against Lazio who have just bagged five goals past Benevento at the weekend.
Napoli vs Lazio Head-to-head
- Napoli lead the head to head tie by four wins going into the 46th encounter with I Biancocelesti.
- Nonetheless, Lazio came on top when the two teams met each other in the first half of the season at Stadio Olimpico (a 2-0 victory for I Biancocelesti).
- Just one of the last four head to head games saw three or more goals scored.
Napoli vs Lazio Prediction
Considering the importance of the match, we kind of expect the continuation of a low-scoring trend in the head to head games between these two outfits.
Napoli can rely on an improved defence that has allowed just one goal in the last two games (tough games). Gattuso is well aware of Lazio’s attacking potential with Ciro Immobile and company in the final third.
I Biancocelesti’s top scorer added two goals to his tally four days ago when Simone Inzaghi’s troops saw off Benevento 5-3 in the capital.
Interestingly, Lazio played much more defensive-minded football on recent travels as they’ve picked up two straight 0-1 victories over Udinese and Hellas Verona in the last two away matches in Serie A.
Under 2.5 goals FT is our main betting option at the odds of 2.20. As for the outcome, the draw is the most likable of three and we will back it at the 3.60 odds.
Napoli vs Lazio Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.60
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20.