Napoli vs Lazio – Betting Preview
Friday’s Serie A match between fourth-placed Lazio and league-leading Napoli will take place at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Last Saturday, the hosts’ unbeaten streak in Serie A was extended to eight games thanks to an own goal by Ardian Ismajli and a goal by Victor Osimhen in the 28th minute that allowed them defeat Empoli 2-0!
The Partenopei have had a strong recent run, winning their last three matches by a combined score of 2-0. They also have had a strong home record against the visitors, Lazio, with just one home loss since 2015.
Luciano Spalletti has an excellent record against Maurizio Sarri, suffering just one defeat in eight games, and will be looking to avoid defeat.
With Inter’s defeat at Bologna last weekend, Luciano Spalletti’s team may extend their advantage to almost unbelievable proportions when Lazio visit. In fact, rival Serie A coaches have publicly dubbed Luciano Spalletti’s team the “champions-elect” in recent days.
After defeating their Roman rivals 2-1 at Stadio Olimpico in the rematch in September, the gap between the two clubs has widened, and they will be looking to complete the double when the league’s 25th round of play begins on Friday night!
After a three-game losing streak, Lazio has improved in recent games and has now won back-to-back Serie A matches.
Their last six games have been low-scoring affairs and in their previous outing, an 80th-minute goal from Luis Alberto was enough to help them record a 1-0 home win over Sampdoria.
The Biancocelesti came to within two points of the Milan clubs in second and third after Luis Alberto’s goal that won them the match!
After defeating arch-rivals CFR Cluj in the Europa Conference League playoffs last week, Lazio will also try to repeat the feat of the Giallorossi by winning that competition.
In addition to their loss when the teams most recently met, Lazio were beaten both home and away by Napoli last term, so they will be particularly eager to end that streak against all the odds!
1×2 Betting Odds
After a terrible 33-year wait, it is highly improbable that the league’s top team will falter in their pursuit of The Scudetto.
Napoli to win stands @ 1.67.
Although the Biancocelesti have kept clean sheets in their last four games across all competitions, a shutout against the hot home team seems doubtful.
Lazio, have remained consistent and appear to be a tough opponent. Napoli will have to work hard for a win, but having the home field advantage may work in their favour!
Lazio are the underdogs in this @ 5.90.
The market odds of a stalemate stands @ 4.30.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.00.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.99.
These are two teams with very high-quality players, playing for them, so perhaps the market expects this to be a close contest with one or two moments deciding the game!