SSC Napoli vs. Lazio Rome / Serie A – This is certainly the most interesting match in the 24th round of Italian Serie A, because it will be played at San Paolo between the leading Napoli and third-ranked Lazio, which at the moment has a big 14 points backlog. In addition, the Romans are coming to the south of Italy after two defeats in the championship and one draw in the Cup, while the Napolitans made seven wins in Serie A, and in addition they also have a series of four wins and one draw against Lazio. Begins: 10.02.2018. – 20:45 CET
Of course, this means that Napolitans are now big favourites, especially since they are still struggling with Juventus for Scudetto, as the “Old Lady” from Turin currently has only one point less than the leading Napoli. However, we have already stated in the introduction that coach Sarra's players are handling this pressure very good and they made seven wins in the championship, while only in the Italian Cup they were eliminated by Atalanta.
Along with all this, the obvious crisis in form in the team of Lazio certainly goes in their favour, so the Napolitans will surely start offensively towards the opponent’s goal on Saturday night, since they would probably only stay in the leading position of Serie A with a victory in this derby. We should also add that defender Ghoulam and striker Milik are both still out of action due to injuries, while the performance of the injured center-back Albiola is also questionable.
Probable lineups SSC Napoli: Reina – Hysaj, Koulibaly, Chiriches, Mario Rui – Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik – Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
We have already said for the guests from Rome we have already said that they are coming to San Paolo after two defeats in the championship, with the proviso that their fans have not blamed them a lot that they lost points against Milan, but they do resent that they lost a match against the weak Genoa with 2-1 on Monday night at the Roman Olympics. Of course, this has all made their coach Inzaghi very angry, especially since they allowed the fourth Inter and fifth Roma to approach them with only one or two points difference.
Otherwise, Lazio has between those two championship defeats at San Siro played their first semi-final match in Coppa Italia and the result was 0-0 against Milan, but we believe that all this has fallen into background after this shocking defeat by Genoa, especially because it happened before the difficult guest match against the leading Napoli. We should also add that midfielder Milinkovic-Savic and Lulic are returnig to the first team after the suspension, while midfielder Gennaro is still injured.
Probable lineups Lazio Rome: Strakosha – Bastos, de Vrij, Radu – Marusic, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulić – Luis Alberto – Immobile
SSC Napoli vs. Lazio Rome PICK
Although they are welcoming the third-ranked team of Serie A, we also have to know that the Romans are currently in a major crisis, so Napoli should certainly use it to make another safe victory on their San Paolo on Saturday.
Pick: Napoli wins
Odds: 1.67 at ladbrokes (down to 1.62 can be played)