Napoli and Lazio meet forces at Stadio San Paolo, in a match for the 38 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 11‑01‑2020, Lazio won at home by (1‑ 0). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 21‑01‑2020, in a match for Coppa Italia that ended with the victory of Napoli by (1‑0). The only goal of the match was scored by L. Insigne (2 ‘). The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and away.
The home team is currently in 6th place, with 39 points won, after 11 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Brescia, by (1‑2). In the last match, they won at home against Torino by (2‑1). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 14 suffered; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 18 suffered. In their last 10 home games for the championship, Napoli have won 3, tied 2 and lost 5, so they have won 11 points in 30 possible. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 26 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only got 3 comebacks. In the last 13 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 7 of their 18 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Napoli comes to this match after a 2-0 loss to Inter Milan, thus adding the second loss in the last three games for the Italian league. Coach Gennaro Gattuso usually plays in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced pieces are Insigne, Politano and Milik: the last athlete mentioned is the top scorer of this team, with 11 goals scored. The team’s brain is Polish Zielinski, the player responsible for defining and leading his team’s attacks. For this game the coach cannot count on Maksimovic, Llorente and Manolas, all with physical problems.
After 19 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is currently in 2nd place, with 62 points won. In their last match, they defeated Bologna at home by (2‑0), after in the previous match they had won away, in a match against Genoa, by (2‑3). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 12 victories, 2 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 40 goals scored and 12 suffered. In its last 10 away games for the championship, Lazio has recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, for which it has won 23 points in 30 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 9 away matches. For matches played away from home, there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘1‑1 (5 in 14 games) and at the end of the game 1‑2 (5 in 14 games). His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 12 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 26 matches in this competition, they have conceded the first goal 9 times, but have come back in 4. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 away matches for this competition: they have suffered 6 of their 13 goals between minutes (16’‑ 30 ‘).
Lazio comes to this match after a 2-0 victory over Brescia, which added their third consecutive victory in the Italian league: the team’s goals were scored by Correa and Ciro Immobile. The two arrows aimed at the rival’s goal will be Ciro Motionless and Correa and the player responsible for defining and leading the attacks of his team is midfielder Luis Alberto. It should be noted that striker Ciro Immobile is the top scorer in Lazio and in the league, with 35 goals scored. The visiting coach will not be able to count on Lucas Leiva, Lulic and Radu, all with physical problems.