Napoli vs Lazio Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Napoli vs Lazio in Serie A.
Napoli vs Lazio Match Preview
Serie A action this weekend pits the league leaders Napoli against third-placed Lazio. With a lot on offer with three points for both the sides, this Napoli vs Lazio encounter promises to be entertaining. This match will be played at the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday, February 10, so check out our Napoli vs Lazio prediction and betting tips.
Things are very tight at the top of the summit in Serie A which means there is a lot riding on the result of this Napoli vs Lazio game. The leaders are just one point ahead of Juve after 23 games (60 pts, W19, D3, L1). The hosts are coming into this encounter on the back of a seven-match winning streak that should give them enough confidence. In their last five league matches, Napoli had managed to keep four clean sheets conceding just one goal and scoring nine. Their home form entire season has been brilliant with just one loss in 11 home matches (W8, D2). They have been very frugal at home conceding just seven goals in these matches, with just one game seeing them concede more than one goal. Napoli have the best defensive record in the league having conceded only 14 goals so far.
It won’t be easy for the hosts in this Napoli vs Lazio encounter as up against them are the free-scoring Lazio side. The visitors are third in the league after 23 games (46 pts, W14, D4, L5) but are in a tight race for the top-four position. Teams from third to fifth are separated by just two points which means dropping points in this encounter is not an option. It could have been much better for Lazio had they not lost their last two league encounters – the latest one being a surprise 2-1 loss against Genoa. They are the second-best scoring club with 58 goals so far. Away from home, though, they have just one win in their last four trips (W1, D2, L1).
Napoli vs Lazio H2H
Lazio do not have a good record at the San Paolo in the recent matches, winning only one of their last eight Serie A games (D3, L4). Napoli have scored 31 goals against Lazio in their last 12 Serie A games (Avg. 2.6 per match).
Napoli vs Lazio Team News
For Napoli, Faouzi Ghoulam and Arkadiusz Malik are out injured while dries Mertens should shake off the knock and play this match.
Lazio will not have the services of Davide de Gennaro for this fixture while Felipe Anderson could be sanctioned after a training ground bust-up with the coach.
Napoli vs Lazio Probable Line-ups
Napoli XI: Reina (GK), Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Rui, Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.
Lazio XI: Strakosha (GK), Wallace, Vrij, Radu, Marusic, Leiva, Parolo, Lulic, Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic, Immobile.
Napoli vs Lazio Prediction
Lazio have scored in all but one of their 12 away encounters in the league while the host have kept five clean sheets in their 11 home matches. Surely, something has to give but we expect this to be a low-scoring game. Back the match to produce under 3.5 match goals, so that’s our football prediction for this Serie A derby match.