Napoli vs SPAL
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
SPAL will hope to boost their survival hopes as they travel to take on Napoli, but they will be up against it as they face the Partenopei on Sunday afternoon.
Clearly, Maurizio Sarri’s side haven’t placed much stock in other competitions this term as they lost to RB Leipzig in the Europa League midweek. They’re out of the Coppa Italia and the Champions League as well and trying to keep ahead of Juventus has really put a strain on their squad. Plus, the Partenopei aren’t really built to compete on multiple fronts, and they know that, so at this point, it’s all effort into trying to clinch the Scudetto this term.
SPAL really don’t provide much threat going forward and seem set to head right back down to Serie B. Although they managed to park the bus and hold Lazio to a scoreless draw on opening day that seems like a lifetime ago. SPAL have struggled on the road and are expected to struggle yet again here as they have failed to win 11 out of their last 12 away fixtures.
Napoli’s attacking threat, coupled with their strong defensive play, will simply be too much for SPAL to handle here, and the Partenopei will certainly relish this opportunity to maintain their lead ahead of Juventus in the league table.
Napoli vs SPAL: Head-to-head statistics
- Napoli have won 12 of their last 15 home matches
- SPAL have failed to win 11 of their last 12 away matches
- Napoli have scored at least 2 goals in 12 of their last 15 home matches
- Napoli have won eight in a row – should they win nine they will set a new club record
- Napoli have won nine Serie A home games against SPAL (D2 L3)
Napoli vs SPAL: Prediction
Napoli have won eight on the trot in Serie A like Juventus, and they’re expected to make it nine here. They have one of the best defensive records in the league, and with SPAL failing to win their last five and struggling to score, the Partenopei could also keep a clean sheet.
Napoli vs SPAL: Betting tips
- Under 3.5 goals at 1.79
- Napoli – HT at 1.41
- BTTS – NO at 1.63.