Napoli 9-1-4, Spezia 2-5-8
1/6/21 12 pm
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Napoli is welcoming Spezia to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in round 16 in the Italian Serie A.
Napoli was finally able to break their winless streak with a nice win against Cagliari last weekend. Napoli was fantastic in that game with 63% of ball possession, 11 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 8 big chances created, and a high 93% of the correct passes. Napoli got ahead in the 25th minute, but Cagliari tied the score in the 60th minute. Just two minutes after Napoli was back ahead, and they even had an extra player on the field since the 65th minute. Napoli has scored 2 more goals, and they have won this match 1-4. Napoli is the best defensive team in Serie A with only 13 conceded goals, while they have been also great in the attacking end with 31 scored goals. Napoli is in 4th place in the Serie A standings with 28 points. Lozano has scored 7 goals for Napoli so far this season, while Insigne added 6 goals. Mertens has 4 goals and 6 assists. Osimhen, Mertens, and Malcuit are injured, while Koulibaly is still questionable. Now that Napoli broke their bad streak, it’s important to stay on the course, and Napoli certainly has the quality to do so.
Spezia has started the season well, but they haven’t won any of their last 7 games while losing 5 of those 7 games. With only 11 points, 19 scored goals, and massive 30 conceded goals, Spezia is in 18th place, which is in the relegation zone. Nzola is the leading goalscorer for Spezia with 7 goals, while Galabinov added 3 goals. Gyasi has added 4 assists for Spezia so far. Capradossi, Zoet, Galabinov, Sena, Dell-Orco, Mattiello, Verde, Bastoni, Acampora, and Ricci are all injured, and they will miss this game. This long injury list is a huge problem for Spezia, and I don’t see that ending before Spezia gets some of those players back. Spezia was playing against Verona at home in their last Serie A game, and they have had 53% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 72% of the correct passes. Spezia was solid in this game until they conceded a red card in the 68th minute. In the 75th minute, Spezia has conceded a goal, and they ended up losing this match 0-1. In addition to all the injuries, Chabot is suspended because of the red card, which is another massive blow for Spezia. It will be a long and hard season for Spezia, but with a little bit of luck Spezia can stay in Serie A.
Napoli and Spezia have played 3 times against each other, and Napoli has won all three of those games. Spezia hasn’t won any of their last 7 games, and they have lost their last 3 games in a row. Napoli is coming off of a nice win on the road, and I see them continuing in the same rhythm here as well.