Napoli vs Cesena 05/18/2015 Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction
Cesena vs Napoli
Monday 18th May 2015 20:00(GMT)
The Line: Napoli 1/6 Draw Cesena 16/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Bein sport
Napoli are chasing third place and the Champions League and face an alreay relegated Cesena side on Monday evening so surely this one ends in a predictable and comforable home win? Napoli are one of those teams that quite often struggle for consistancy. Losing out to Dnipro midweek in the semi final of the Europa League was a disaster for Napoli and Rafa Benitez as Napoli really struggled to put away the chances they created. Napoli have had a misfiring offence on a number of occasions but with Higuain, Callejon, Hamsik, Gabbiadini and Mertens there is no doubt they have the firepower to beat any team when they click.
Cesena have just had a poor season, with the third worst defence in the league it is obvious the problems lie at the back here. Conceding 64 goals in 35 games is a recipe for disaster. With a couple of good experienced players in Brienza and Defrei, the squad has had chances this year and have scored a goal a game on average but they defence is just too poor to stay in a league like Serie A. It's been a tough year for the team promoted last season from Serie B but they did not invest enough in quality players and paid the price for it. I think Cesena though could bounce back after regrouping in the summer but it will be important to hold onto the young players like Carbonero, Duric and Rodriguez.
Take Napoli to win and over 2.5 goals here. I think Napoli will take their Europa League frustrations out on the already relegated Cesena tonight.