Fierce battle for Top 4 in Serie A.
The fight for the distribution of places from 2nd to 4th in the Italian Serie A continues in full force.
As the teams between the 4th (giving the right to participate in the Champions League) and the 7th place are placed within each other only within 8 points.
Exactly two of them are involved in the upcoming match.
Napoli and Lazio are the 5th and 6th teams in the standings. And they are separated by only 2 points.
Napoli dominates against Lazio
Historically, this derby has a long history.
But what is more interesting is the pronounced household advantage in it.
And also the 6 wins for Napoli in its last 8 editions in Serie A.
Napoli is a stable host
Napoli is a difficult place to play. They are the 5th strongest host in Calcio with 10 wins from 15 matches.
It is always especially difficult for the teams from the North of Italy.
At home, Napoli are the third most effective team in the series with 38 goals scored. Which is no surprise.
But Gennaro Gattuso's innovation is that he has transformed them into the third least allowed home team.
Gattuso will also be helped by the fact that they do not have important absentees for this meeting.
Lazio is an unconvincing guest
Lazio have 12 wins from their last 15 matches in Serie A. That is, they achieve good results.
But it also has its big drawbacks.
Such is, for example, the fact that they are not a convincing guest. And have lost 4 of their last 6 away games.
Another problem is that they rarely score more than a goal as guests. And this is extremely insufficient against the top teams.
Forecast for Napoli - Lazio
By the way, the poor results against the strong teams is another disadvantage of Lazio.
I have already mentioned their bad tradition in visiting this stadium.
With so many advantages in favor of Napoli and such a good odds for their victory, it is quite logical for me to take advantage.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Napoli have won 7 of their last 10 games: 7-2-1.
- Napoli is in a series of 11 households without a loss: 9-2-0.
- Lazio is in a series of 19 games without a draw: 13-0-6.
- Lazio is in a winning streak of 5 games in Serie A.
- Lazio is without a win in 6 away games against Napoli: 0-1-5.
- Lorenzo Insine is Napoli 's top scorer with 15 goals. Ciro Imobile has 16 goals for Lazio.
- victory for Napoli
- security: 3/10
- exact result: 2-1