With 18 matches left to play, Napoli are atop the Serie A standings. There’s a 13-point advantage over second-place Inter. According to the latest soccer lines, they shouldn’t have too much trouble defeating Spezia, a team whose main objective is avoiding the relegation zone. The Azzurri totally deserve to be the favorites, despite suffering much more than expected to defeat the Bianchi in their first meeting.
Let’s check the latest Serie A news, stats, injury reports, and Serie A lines for Spezia vs Napoli. We’ve got plenty of Serie A picks for you to consider.
Spezia: Tough at Home
Bianchi are a tough team to beat at home (2-6-2), having lost only to Fiorentina (2-1) and AS Roma (2-0). Plus, they scored in eight of their previous 10 home games. having finished with a clean sheet twice.
They recently visited Bologna and lost, 2-0. Bianchi finished with four shots on target but weren’t effective in front of goal. M’Bala Nzola is the team’s top scorer with nine goals. Only three other players around the league have scored more than him.
Nzola is the main reason to consider including the home side in your soccer picks. There’s no doubt the Bianchi will rely on the counterattack here, meaning that Nzola could well be the only striker to start. There’s also the tempting +650 price they’re offering to win.
Bianchi were recently bounced out of the Coppa Italia. Avoiding relegation is all that’s left. They’re out of excuses, so needing to go all-in at the start. Hellas Verona, the team in 18th place, have shown some improvement over the last two weeks. As was mentioned, Spezia are only five points ahead of them.
Napoli: Almost Perfect
Napoli lost only one Serie A match. That was a month ago at San Siro, Inter Milan winning, 1-0, on a goal by Edin Dzeko in the second half. Napoli had 64 percent possession, and finished with nine shots (three more than Nerazzurri), but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Since that losing effort, the Azzurri are 4-0-0, with an 11-2 aggregate. They defeated AS Roma, 2-1, exactly as predicted. Victor Osimhen and Giovanni Simeone were the scorers.
If Spezia have Nzola, Napoli have Osimhen and his league-leading 14 goals. Osimhen has had a lot of help, including Jvicha Kvaratsjelia, leads the league with eight assists. There are also Mario Rui and Piotr Zielinski (six assists each).
Azzurri, are a -255 price in the sportsbook to win, with no major injury concerns. They are 8-1-1 on the road, so they totally deserve to be heavy favorites in the odds.
Spezia vs Napoli Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 10
- Spezia Victories: 2 (9 goals)
- Napoli Victories: 8 (23 goals)
- Draws: 0
As was previously mentioned, these two already met. Spezia did fight the good fight. Napoli ended with a 1-0 win on Raspadori’s goal in the 89th minute.
Spezia haven’t beaten Napoli at home, Bianchi two victories over the Azzurri were in Naples. The last time they met at Stadio Alberto Picco, Napoli won by a final of 3-0.
Spezia vs Napoli Match Information
- Match: Napoli (17-2-1) vs Spezia (4-6-0)
- Date, Time: Sunday, Feb. 5th, 6:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Alberto Picco, Spezia
- Spezia vs Napoli Live Stream: fuboTV
Spezia vs Napoli Betting Lines
Spezia vs Napoli Picks and Prediction
Spezia may be a feisty underdog, but forget it, Napoli are in the zone. The betting online favorites are now out of the Coppa Italia, making it very clear their main objective, at least domestically, is to win a first Serie A title since 1990. Depth is uncanny, and Osimhen is a beast. Spezia don’t have what it takes to stop him. He has evolved considerably since the first time they met.
The Napoli are listed at -280 in our Vegas Soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Napoli, you have a chance to win $37. The Spezia are +750, offering a chance to win $750 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Napoli a 73.68% chance to win, with Spezia at 11.76%.