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Napoli vs Lazio Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups

Stadio Diego Armando Maradona forms the backdrop for a heavyweight Serie A clash between Napoli and Lazio on Friday night. 

Luciano Spalletti’s high-flyers took full advantage of Inter Milan’s slip-up at Bologna last weekend to move 18 points clear at the summit with a routine 2-0 win away to Empoli. 

Free-scoring striker Victor Osimhen was on the scoresheet at Carlo Castellani, extending his impressive scoring run in Serie A to eight straight matches. 

If the sought-after Nigerian finds the net on Friday, he’ll become only the second player in a three-point-per-win era to score in nine Serie A games on the bounce after Juventus legend David Trezeguet. 

Despite winning back-to-back league outings without conceding in the run-up to this trip, Lazio have every reason to fear Osimhen, even though he failed to score in Napoli’s 2-1 win in the reverse fixture in September.

Maurizio Sarri’s men have recovered from a dismal three-game winless top-flight streak (D1, L2) with a brace of victories over bottom-half strugglers Salernitana and Sampdoria.

However, their top-four credentials are about to be severely tested.

Match Preview

Napoli


In addition to enjoying an eight-game winning stretch in Serie A, Napoli have racked up four consecutive league wins over Lazio, including a thumping 4-0 triumph in this corresponding fixture last season.

That success forms part of the Partenopei’s seven-match unbeaten home league run against this opposition (W6, D1), suggesting this could be another day in the office for Spalletti’s side.

It’s also worth noting that Napoli have won their last four Serie A outings without conceding and could keep a fifth straight clean sheet in the league for the first time since February 2019.

Lazio

After winning their last two Serie A contests, Lazio could make it three top-flight triumphs on the trot for the first time since October, which would hand their top-four hopes a massive boost. 

Sarri’s men start this round in fourth, one point clear of arch-rivals Roma, so extending a three-game unbeaten run on hostile turf is essential to retaining their position in the standings (W2, D1).

Despite Napoli’s tremendous attacking potential, Lazio could make things difficult for the southern giants at least before half-time after keeping 20 first-half clean sheets in 24 Serie A matches this term.

Napoli vs Lazio Potential Line-ups

Napoli (4-3-3): Alex Meret; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kim Min-jae, Amir Rrahmani, Olivera; Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka, Elif Elmas; Matteo Politano, Victor Osimhen, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. 

Lazio (4-3-3): Ivan Provedel; Adam Marusic, Alessio Romagnoli, Patric, Elseid Hysaj; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile, Mattia Zaccagni. 

How to Watch?

Napoli vs Lazio, alongside all other Serie A fixtures, is available to watch online via Serie A live streams.

Napoli vs Lazio Prediction

It’s hard to imagine anything besides a Napoli win here, albeit we expect Lazio to get on the scoresheet.

Napoli 3-1 Lazio

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