Lazio and Napoli are clashing at Stadio Olimpico in round 27 of the Italian Serie A. Lazio is still a great offensive team, they are scoring a lot of goals, but they got knocked out of the Europa League earlier this week. Napoli has also gotten knocked out of the Europa League earlier this week, but they are much better defensively than Lazio is.
Lazio is in solid form in Serie A, but overall, Lazio has only 1 win in their last 5 games. Thanks to their nice run in Serie A, Lazio is in 6th place, and only 1 team is better than them offensively, and that is Inter. Lazio has scored 53 goals so far this season, which is amazing, but they have conceded 40 goals, and that is the most of all the top 8 teams at the moment. Maybe getting knocked out of the Europa League was a good thing for Lazio because they can now solely focus on Serie A, and with a few more wins, they might be in the Champions League spot. Immobile is the leading goalscorer for Lazio with 19 goals, and he is just behind Vlahovic as the leading scorer in the league. Luis Alberto and Milinkovic-Savic have each added 7 assists. Immobile is still questionable for this game, but I think he will play, while Pedro and Lazzari are injured for sure. Lazio has a ton of offensive firepower, but their defense is like a Swiss cheese, and they need to fix it fast.
Napoli is also one of the teams who got knocked out of the Europa League, and in that second leg against Barcelona, it was like they haven’t even shown up. Even though Napoli has lost only 1 of their last 4 games, they have lost the wrong one. In Serie A, Napoli is still the nest offensive team in the league with only 18 conceded goals, and their offense has been solid overall with 47 conceded goals. Napoli has also been struggling with scoring goals as of late, but now that they are out of the European competitions, they can focus on Serie A and try to win the title. Lozano, Malcuit, Lobotka, and Zambo are all injured, while Insigne is questionable. Osimhen and Mertens have each scored 7 goals for Napoli so far, while Insigne added 6 goals. Insigne and Zielinski have added 5 assists each. Napoli has been struggling a bit, but they are a great team, and they will get through this, I just hope it will be sooner rather than later.
Lazio has lost only 1 home game this season, and with their defense, that is a huge accomplishment. Napoli is great offensively, but I don’t think that either team can keep a clean sheet here. I see goals on both sides.