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Napoli vs Cremonese Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

First vs Last Place in Serie A Spectacle

Besides being at the top of the Serie A standings, Napoli is on a five-game winning streak. That explains why the Azzurri are heavily favored in the soccer odds for Sunday’s clash with Cremonese, the only team that hasn’t won a single game this season. But guess what? The Grigiorossi eliminated Napoli from the Coppa Italia three weeks ago.

Let’s check the latest Serie A news, stats, injury reports, and Serie A lines for Napoli vs Cremonese. We’ve got plenty of Serie A picks for you to consider.

Napoli celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A - Alberto Pizzoli/AFP
Napoli celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A - Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Napoli: On Fire!

Let’s make a recap. Napoli is atop the standings with 56 points, 13 more than second place. The Azzurri are the top-scoring team in the league with 51 goals. They also own the top defense after only allowing 15 goals in 21 games. At this point, only a catastrophe could prevent them from winning the title.

Individually, Victor Osimhen is exceeding all expectations. The Nigerian is the league’s top scorer with 16 goals, four more than Ademola Lookman (Atalanta) and Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan). On Sunday, he scored a brace in the Azzurri’s 3-0 victory over Spezia. We should also talk about Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who leads the league in assists with nine.

The Azzurri have it all but aren’t invincible; that’s why they can’t underestimate any opponent. That being said, they deserve to be in control of the Las Vegas odds at -550. Considering all of the above, plus the fact that they’re unbeaten when playing at home with a 9-1-0 record, that’s actually a great price.

Finally, the Azzurri are also thinking about the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, where they’ll face Frankfurt. The first leg is scheduled for Feb. 21. Defeating Cremonese and Sassuolo would allow them to face the German side without any pressure, increasing their chances of advancing.

Cremonese: Nothing to Lose

Cremonese is the only team that hasn’t won a single game. Its 0-8-13 record is more than enough to deserve last place, 10 points behind Spezia. Reaching 17th place is Cremonese’s main goal since that would mean salvation.

On Saturday, Cremonese played host to Lecce and lost 2-0. The Grigiorossi won possession with 59% and finished with 12 shots in total, three more than the visitors, but they weren’t effective in front of goal. Curiously enough, they’ve been considerably better when playing on the road, getting three more draws than at home.

The Grigiorossi recently defeated AS Roma in the Quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia. They went to Rome and won 2-1, with Cyriel Dessers and Zeki Celik (own goal) as the scorers. That means the talent is there, but they need to believe more in themselves, or maybe they just need better luck.

If you’re considering including the visitors in your soccer picks, they are offering a +1400 price to win straight up, which is unlikely to happen.

Napoli vs Cremonese Head-to-Head

  • Previous Matches: 21
  • Napoli Victories: 10 (32 goals)
  • Cremonese Victories: 2 (16 goals)
  • Draws: 9

These two met three weeks ago in the Round of 16 of the Coppa Italia. The game finished 2-2, with Cremonese scoring the equalizer three minutes before the end. The Grigiorossi won the penalty shootout 5-4. What makes this win more impressive is Cremonese played the last 20 minutes of overtime with one player less after Leonardo Sernicola was sent off.

Things were completely different in their first Serie A meeting. Napoli had no trouble fulfilling its role as betting online favorite thanks to a 4-1 victory. Matteo Politano, Giovanni Simeone, Hirving Lozano and Mathias Olivera were the scorers.

Napoli vs Cremonese Match Information

  • Match: Napoli vs Cremonese
  • Date/Time:Sunday, Feb. 12nd, 2:45 p.m. ET
  • Location: Diego Maradona Stadium, Naples
  • Napoli vs Cremonese Live Stream: fuboTV

Napoli vs Cremonese Betting Lines

Napoli vs Cremonese Picks and Prediction

Forget about another stunner. In fact, expect Napoli to show no mercy and crush Cremonese. Besides remaining undefeated at Diego Maradona Stadium, the Azzurri have scored three or more goals in six of their previous 10 games. Plus, they allowed more than one goal only twice. Finally, Napoli rested several usual starters in their Coppa Italia meeting. That won’t happen again on Sunday.

The Napoli are listed at -550 in our Vegas Italy Serie A lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Napoli, you have a chance to win $18. The Cremonese are +1400, offering a chance to win $1400 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Napoli a 84.62% chance to win, with Cremonese at 6.67%.

Napoli vs Cremonese Match Detail

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