Prior to the beginning of the season, Napoli were considered a dark horse to win the Italian Serie A title. Now, they’re in the front seat, but there’s a lot of football to be played. Losing to Lazio could make them fall closer to third than first place.
Lazio are struggling to remain in the race but having the league’s top scorer helps to keep hope alive. They also lost in the last fixture, which means both must go all-in to avoid another failure.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer lines for Napoli vs Lazio.
- Competition: Serie A (Italy’s ’s top division)
- Location: San Paolo, Napoli
- Time: Sunday, Nov. 28, 2:45 p.m. ET
- TV: beIN Sports
- Live Stream: fuboTV
Italian Serie A Betting Lines
|Napoli||-½ -125||-125||3 +110o||1½ -150o/+120u|
|Lazio||+½ +105||+350||3 -130u||1½ +200o/-250u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 145
- Napoli Victories: 56 (196 goals)
- Lazio Victories: 43 (169 goals)
- Draws: 46
Last season, they met twice. First, Lazio won 2-0 at home with goals from Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto. It was a rough game that ended with seven total yellow cards. Later, Napoli took revenge with a 5-2 victory in San Paolo. Immobile scored again, but Lorenzo Insigne was the Man of the Match after scoring twice.
Napoli own a 7-1-2 record in their last 10 meetings with Lazio. They scored 24 goals, allowed 11, and finished with a clean sheet once. Forget about the Catenaccio, the total went over in seven of those games.
Lazio won in San Paolo for the last time in the 2014-15 season.
Prior to losing 3-2 to Inter Milan last week, Napoli went 12 straight games without losing. That’s why they remain in first place with 32 points (10-2-1), 26 goals for and seven against. No other team has allowed less goals than them.
Napoli truly embrace the concept of teamwork. Two goals per game are great, but curiously enough none of their players is among the league’s top scorers. Prior to allowing three goals to Inter, they went four straight games without conceding a single goal.
Individually, of course, goalkeeper David Ospina deserves some praise, but let’s not forget Victor Osimhen and Lorenzo Insigne. Osimhen is the team’s top scorer with five goals, while Insigne has scored four.
Napoli have been a profitable soccer pick when playing at home. They own a 5-1-0 record, 3-2-1 against the spread, and 1-4-1 over/under. They scored in all their matches and finished with a clean sheet three times.
Midweek, they lost 2-1 to Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Europa League. It’s not common for Napoli to lose three games in a row. Expect them to go all-in right from the start.
Frank Anguissa and Fabian Ruiz are questionable due to injury, but the rest of the squad is ready to go.
More than Immobile
Ciro Immobile is the league’s top scorer with 10 goals. He has scored as many goals as the entire team of Salernitana. He could be enough for you to include Lazio in your betting online ticket, but there’s more.
They sit in sixth place with 21 points thanks to a 6-3-4 record, 25 goals for, and 21 against. Most recently, they lost 2-0 to Juventus, but they’ve beaten AS Roma and Inter Milan. They also drew to Atalanta, meaning they’ve performed well against the powerhouses.
Besides Immobile, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Pedro are also having a great season. Milinkovic-Savic leads the team in assists with four, while Pedro has scored four goals. Also, let’s not forget about Felipe Anderson, who has scored three goals.
Lazio need to start winning on the road, at least if they want to remain in the title race. Up to this point, they’re 1-2-3, 2-4 against the spread, and 4-2 over/under. They scored in four games, two or more goals twice.
No major injuries to report here. Having most players available can make a huge difference.
Final Analysis, Predictions
If you like goals, you don’t want to miss this game. More than 2.5 goals have been scored in 75 percent of the last eight matches between these two. With Insigne, Osimhen, Immobile, and Pedro on the field, expect that to happen again. Both will do whatever it takes to avoid losing again, making a tie sound great.
If you want to increase your winning chances, don’t forget to check the props our sportsbook is offering. Our score prediction is offering a +1200 price, while both teams to score is -160.
Score Prediction: Napoli 2, Lazio 2