Benevento 2-0-2, Napoli 3-0-1
10/25/20 10 am
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Benevento is welcoming Napoli to Stadio Ciro Vigorito in round 5 in the Italian Serie A.
Benevento is the newcomer to Serie A, but they have started the season well, with 2 wins and 2 losses. Benevento has scored 8 goals so far this season, which is solid, but their defense is not as good, and Benevento has conceded 12 goals. With 6 points, Benevento is in 10th place in the standings. In their last Serie A game against Roma last weekend, Benevento has had 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 83% of the correct passes. Benevento was leading in the 5th minute, but Roma turned the game around by the half time. In the 55th minute, Benevento has scored another goal, and the result was now 2-2. That was the moment when Roma shifted gears, and Benevento has conceded 3 more goals. Benevento has lost his match 5-2. Caprari has scored 3 goals for Benevento so far this season, while Lapadula and Caldirola added 2 goals each. Viola, Moncini, and Barba are all injured, and they will not be playing in this game. I think Benevento is playing well, and I like their chances to stay in Serie A for another season.
Just when I think Napoli has finally gotten the grasp on their game, they go on and lose to Alkmaar in the Champions League at home. Alkmaar was in the terrible form before this game, but Napoli was struggling with finishing their chances, and they ended up losing this game 0-1. In their last Serie A game against Atalanta at home, Napoli has had 49% of ball possession, 11 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 82% of the correct passes. Napoli has scored 4 goals in the first half of this game, and they ended up winning this match 4-1. Napoli has scored 12 goals in 4 games so far this season, which is an average of 3 scored goals per game, while they conceded 4 goals. With 8 points, Napoli is in 4th place in the standings. Lozano is the leading goalscorer for Napoli with 4 goals, while Mertens added 2 goals and 3 assists. Zielinski and Elmas are both in quarantine, and there are no other injuries in Napoli. I like Napoli this season, and I think they are playing really good soccer, but we will see if they can stay consistent while playing in two big competitions, and if they can be a threat to Inter, Milan, and Juventus in the Serie A title run.
Benevento and Napoli have met only 5 times in the past, and Napoli has won 4 games, while Benevento has won 1 game. I know Benevento is playing solid soccer, but Napoli is the better team here, with better players, and they will look to bounce back from their loss in the Champions League.