Napoli vs Lazio - 20/01/2019 Preview

Napoli will face Lazio at Stadio San Paolo at Italian Serie A 20th Round. Napoli against Lazio is the match with big interest after their previous matches at Italian Serie A. Review our thoughts on this match here below. 

 

Napoli

Napoli is a great team with great and talented players. They are playing home matches perfectly and have lost last time at home pitch only in March 2018. C. Ancelotti combined very strong and attacking squad, however at next match they will miss some of the favorite players like Marek Hamsik due to injury, Lorenzo Insigne, Allan and Kalidou Koulibaly due to red card suspensions. This season there is almost no intrigue and everyone understands that Juventus will be the first until the end of the season and will not give up this position. But there is always something to strive for and in this case, it is necessary to keep the position and stay in 2nd place. In addition, Napoli playing beautiful football and they have all the chances to achieve all possible goals this year. Gli Azzurri players are very technical and fast, so it’s not strange that they are good at counter-attacks and weak at aerial duels.

 

Lazio

Lazio is also a great team with stars at the club and chances to fight for a place in top 3 Serie A teams. However this year they are facing problems playing away matches even against weak teams. They are likely to concede and score fewer goals than usual. I Biancocelesti have great center midfielders so they have chances to compete with opponents in the middle of the pitch. Lazio is working great at creating scoring chances, unfortunately not finishing them, forevermore with S. Milinkovic-Savic they are likely to create long shot opportunities and fight strongly at aerial duels.

 

H2H

During the last two seasons, teams met four times where Napoli was stronger every time. Napoli has won all four matches scoring minimum 2 goals in each game. However, this time things could be changed due to absences in the Napoli squad and fully prepared Lazio team.