Match Preview: Napoli v Lazio

Team Form

Napoli

Last 5 matches(All Competitions):

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Lazio

Last 5 matches(All Competitions):

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Previous Meetings

Napoli come into this one against Lazio with a pretty good run of form against the Biancoceleste. Napoli have won 8 of their last 11 matches against Lazio, and in addition, Lazio have only won 1 of their last 8 matches at the San Paolo in Serie A competition.

In the return fixture this season, Napoli took all three points from their Roman counterparts in a match that saw Lazio take an early lead. Then in the second half, Napoli exploded with 4 goals(3 coming in a 5 minute span) to take the Win. Oh, also it was the match with this absolutely insane goal by Dries Mertens:

Match Preview

Napoli ride into this match on a 4 match winning streak in all competitions, last week taking the full allotment of points against a game Benevento. Dries Mertens, Raul Albiol and Elseid Hysaj are doubts for this match, so some rotation may be necessary from Maurizio Sarri.

Lazio, on the other hand, are in a bit of a weird stretch of form, having a draw sandwiched between 2 losses in their last 3. I do expect Simone Inzaghi’s men to be ready to fight in this one however, and Ciro Immobile’s 27 goals in all competitions this season makes him a serious threat against his home-town club.

Probable Formations:

Napoli (4-3-3): Reina; Hysaj, Chiriches, Koulibaly, Rui; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Ounas, Callejon, Insigne

Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Caceres, De Vrij,  Radu; Marusic, Parolo, Lucas Leiva, Murgia, Lukaku; Luis Alberto, Immobile


By Ken Cioffredi

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