Lazio vs. Napoli 12/20/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Lazio 5-3-4, Napoli 8-0-4

12/20/20 2:45 pm

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Lazio is hosting Napoli in another derby in round 13 in the Italian Serie A.

Lazio is really inconsistent this season, and they have won only 1 of their last 6 games while losing 2 of those 6 games. During this streak, Lazio has scored 8 goals while conceding 10 goals, at least 1 goal in each of those games. Lazio is far from the form from last season, and they are now in low 9th place with only 18 points, 18 scored goals, and 20 conceded goals. In their latest game in Serie A, Lazio was playing against weak Benevento on the road, and they have had 64% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and high 90% of the correct passes. Lazio got ahead in the 25th minute, but Benevento tied the score in the 45th minute of the game. Lazio has had a few good chances in the second half, but they weren’t able to score a goal. This match ended in a 1-1 draw. Same as Lazio is far from their last season’s form, so is Immobile who scored only 7 goals so far this season, while Caicedo added 4 goals. Proto, Lulic, Fares, and Leiva are all injured, while Acerbi is questionable. I think that Lazio has enough quality to get back in the Champions League race, but I’m not sure if they can play consistently enough to do so.

After 6 games without a loss, Napoli was playing against Inter a few days ago, and they lost. Napoli has created a lot of good chances, and they have had 59% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and high 91% of accurate passes. Napoli conceded a red card in the 71st minute, and a penalty in the 73rd minute. Inter scored a goal from that penalty kick, and Napoli ended up losing this match 1-0 on the road. Lozano has been playing well for Napoli this season, and he has scored 6 goals so far, while Insigne and Mertens added 4 goals each, but they will both miss this match for Napoli. Mertens is injured while Insigne is suspended because of the red card. Osimhen is also injured for Napoli. With 23 points, a solid 26 scored goals, and 12 conceded goals, Napoli is in 5th place in the Serie A standings at the moment. I like Napoli, and I think they are one of the best teams in Serie A this season, but they are missing a few important players for this game, and coach Gattuso will need to figure out how to replace them.

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Napoli has had a lot of success against Lazio on the road, and the trends are slightly on their side. I expect this to be a rough game, but with Lazio being inconsistent as much as they are, I will side with Napoli on the road in this one.

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Goran’s Pick Napoli +137

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