LAZIO VS NAPOLI
KICK OFF: SATURDAY 18TH 2018 | 19: 30 CET
SERIE A | STADIO OLIMPICO
Can Lazio turn the tables on fierce rivals Napoli?
Lazio has not won this fixture in the last three seasons, and that streak is likely to continue in this encounter.
The Biancocelesti finished last season with a painful home loss to Inter Milan, and that has been followed with successive wins against lower division sides Triestina and SPAL. A recent 2 - 0 loss to Arsenal underlines their lack of competitiveness against high-profile oppositions, and bitter rivals Napoli fall in that bracket. It’s hard to see Lazio downing a Napoli side that has dominated this encounter in recent years.
Napoli made significant strides in the league last season, albeit surrendering the title lead to Juventus in the later stages. We expect them to challenge again this term under new boss Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian boasts vast experience in Serie A, and he has enough talent at his disposal. Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored in both legs against Lazio last season, and we can tip either or both players to get on the scoresheet once again.
This fixture has become a mentality game in the past few seasons, and I predict that’s what will separate the two sides. Lazio know they have an axe to grind, Napoli know they always get the points.
Key Match Facts
- Ciro Immobile, last season’s top scorer, has never scored against Napoli in Serie A.
- Jose Callejon has scored against Lazio is his last three games.
- Napoli has hit over 2.5 goals against Lazio in their last three encounters.
Top Tips: Napoli Win | Over 3.5 match goals