Napoli vs Lazio
THU 22 APR 2021 – KO 19:45
BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
On Thursday night, Napoli host Lazio at the Stadio Diego Maradona, in what could be a crucial game for both teams in Serie A.
This is a vital game for Gennaro Gattuso’s team in the race for a Champions League spot for next season. The team from Naples are currently fifth-place in the table, just two points adrift of fourth-place Juventus. Last time out, they drew 1-1 with Serie A champions-elect Inter.
The draw means that they have won five of their last seven league matches, with the other blip being a 2-1 defeat at Juventus.
Napoli have been strong on home soil of late, as they are unbeaten in seven Serie A home games. The draw with Inter ended a six-game home winning run in the Italian top-flight.
The visitors head into this game in good form, as they have won their last five matches in Serie A. Last time out they recorded a 5-3 home win over Benevento. The victory means that they are just two points behind the home team in the table, while also being four points adrift of the Champions League spots. The visitors have the advantage of a game in hand on the teams directly around them.
Lazio have won their last two away games at Udinese and Verona, both by a 1-0 scoreline. However, they had suffered defeat in their three previous league matches on their travels. Their recent away games in Serie A have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four matches.
Napoli are likely to be without Faouzi Ghoulam and David Ospina through injury.
Lazio could be without Gonzalo Escalante and Luiz Felipe through injury, while Djavan Anderson and Joseph Marie Minala are suspended.