Napoli and Lazio Fight for a Place on the Podium on SaturdayPublished November 5, 2016 by Florin P
Reeling Napoli tries to end the slide against the team from the capital and return to the top of Serie A (4:00 p.m UK Time).
Napoli fought the good fight against Juventus, but eventually lost the match, just as punters were expecting. Their Champions League foray isn’t going exactly as planned and pressure is slowly mounting on players and managers. Dropping points at home against Lazio is only going to make matters worse and this is not an outcome that the home side can afford.
Everything on the Line for Napoli
Seven points behind Juventus, Napoli is struggling despite playing the same offensive football. Over the weekend, they use the starting formation with three strikers and are expected to stick to it on Sunday. They’ve got plenty of quality in their rotation and need to exercise constant pressure on Lazio to prevail.
Recently, their schedule was pretty intense and the match against Besiktas on the road took its toll. However, this is a game of great importance and one that Napoli can’t afford to lose and no players will be rested. Milik is still nursing an injury and he is the second most prolific goalscorer, which doesn’t bode well with their plans. However, Callejon is in great form and has scored nine goals this season.
Lazio Enjoys an Impressive Run
The last team that defeated Lazio was AC Milan more than a month ago. During their recent successful run, they managed to win four times but rarely kept clean sheets. Both at home and on the road they tend to concede a lot of goals. Luckily, their offensive meets the high expectations and makes these defensive blunders go unnoticed.
Defending against Napoli on the road is a very difficult mission even for teams with a solid backline. Lazio doesn’t fit the profile and will have a hard time resisting the siege. Bet365 offers odds of 4/5 on the home side to prevail, which without being spectacular, are in complete accord with reality.