Two of Serie A’s big rivals come face-to-face this weekend at Stadio San Paolo in a match that could have a big impact on the title race. Check out our Napoli vs Lazio predictions.
According to online sportsbooks in Italy it will be very interesting to watch how Napoli’s intimidating defense and offence meeting Lazio’s restored attack will shape-up the match results. Thus our Napoli vs Lazio predictions suggest a high-scoring Napoli win game to be the likely result. With the home side money line Napoli are the favourites to dominate the match. If Lazio are to fight back, they have to outscore their superior opponents by opening-up the game too early; otherwise Lazio’s defensive tactics will not seal off the danger zone against Napoli’s attacking trio.
Napoli vs Lazio predictions (head-to-head)
Napoli are topping the Serie A with only one point ahead of the six-time Champions Juventus. If Napoli stumbles for a single game they will slip down the line. Thus their first choice line-up are the best form pursuing Serie A title so far. They enjoy consistent performance, and they have the best defensive record in this season (14 goals conceded). So even if Napoli are in a tight race with Juventus, their positive record eases all concerns, and makes them the favourites at Pinnacle Sportsbook to win the next match, with odds at 1.666.
On the other hand, Lazio are 14 points off the leaders. They have suffered a recent slip in form after losing two consecutive matches for the first time this season. And their head-to-head record against Napoli is five losses in the two teams’ last six games. Lazio’s staggering record goes back to their weak defense that ultimately cost them (4-1) defeat against Napoli in the first leg. According to Pinnacle Sportsbook Lazio’s odds are 5.470 to win the match.
The number of expected goals
According to online sportsbooks in Italy the table topping Napoli have won their last 7 matches, and they scored at least one goal in each match. Along the same line Lazio enjoys best conversion rate in attack with the blessings of Ciro Immobile Serie A’s top goalscorer. Lazio have scored at least one goal in the last 5 matches, and they are expected to boost their strike rate upon the return from suspension for both Senad Lulic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
The two sides average over two goals a game. Therefore the odds suggest it will be a high-scoring game. At Pinnacle Sportsbook the odds are 1.775 for the match to end with over 2.5 goals, while for under 2.5 the odds are 2.139. Our recommendation is to bet on a high-scoring game that will probably end with a victory for Napoli.