SPAL vs Napoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 27 October 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Paolo Mazza (Ferrara)
After firing blanks vs Genk and Torino, Napoli forwards got their ‘mojo’ back. Unbeaten in five games across competitions, the Azzurri are heavy favourites to win on Sunday, but they might struggle to keep a clean sheet against a side that tends to score against the big dogs.
SPAL vs Napoli: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (6 games): SPAL 0 wins, Napoli 5 wins, 1 Draw.
- Napoli have won last five H2H games vs Gli Spalini.
- Two of three games played in Ferrara had over 2.5 goals.
- On average 2.67 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at Paolo Mazza Stadium.
- SPAL have scored at least one goal in two of three home games vs Azzurri.
SPAL vs Napoli: Predicted Starting Lineups
SPAL (3-5-2): Berisha – Igor, Vicari, Tomovic – Reca, Strefezza, Kurtic, Valdifori, Missiroli – Petagna, Floccari.
Napoli (4-4-2): Meret – Macluit, D.Lorenzo, Kolubaly, Luperto – Callejon, Zielinski, Ruiz, Allan – Insigne, Milik.
SPAL vs Napoli: Prediction
SPAL dropped into relegation zone after last week’s defeat away to Cagliari (0-2). The Spalini actually looked decent, enjoyed more of the possession, but failed to convert any of their chances. With two wins and six losses to their name, they’re sitting at 18th position, two points above last-placed Sampdoria. SPAL face a tough test this weekend as Carlo Ancelotti brings Napoli to Paolo Mazza Stadium on Sunday.
Fares, D’Alessandro and Di Francesco are on the treatment table.
The Azzurri are currently 4th in the Serie A standings with five wins, one draw and two losses. Napoli overcame Hellas Verona (2-0) at Stadio San Paolo in their latest league fixture, thanks to Arkadiusz Milik’s brace, and went on to beat Red Bulls Salzburg (3-2) in the Champions League. Unbeaten in last five games across competitions, Napoli will be looking to record another win this weekend.
Hysaj will miss this game, Maksimovic, Ghoulam, Mario Rui and Manolas will be evaluated.
The Spalini are dreadful on the road, but they’re always dangerous at home. They have two wins and two losses in Ferrara. SPAL are scoring 1.50 goals per bout at this venue, whilst conceding 1.75. Three of four games went over 2.5 goals.
Napoli have W-D-L record of 2-1-1 on the road. The Sunday’s guests have an average of 2.75 goals scored per game on their travels, and they concede quite a lot – 2 goals per match. 75% of their games away from home had over 3.5 goals.
After firing blanks vs Genk and Torino, Napoli forwards got their ‘mojo’ back. They’re heavy favourites here and I do expect them to win, but I’m fairly confident they won’t keep a clean sheet against a side that tends to score against the big dogs.
SPAL have netted at least one goal in each of their home games against Top 6 clubs last season, even managed to beat the likes of Juventus, Atalanta and Roma. This season, they troubled Atalanta (2-3) and defeated Lazio (2-1).
SPAL vs Napoli: Betting Tips
Napoli to Win and Over 2.5 goals @ 2.05
Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.83.