Lazio vs Napoli

Lazio come into this game with some good confidence and form on their side after qualifying in mid-week for the Coppa Italia Finals. While they lost that game, It was one where they had to just avoid losing by 2 goals. They had been undefeated in 10 games prior to that in a streak stretching to 31st January. They have now scored 23 goals in their last 11 games with an entire team effort contributing to those goals including the likes of Immobile, Keita, Parolo and Savic. Defensively, Lazio have seen to come short against good attacking teams where they at least 2 goals against Juventus, Milan, Roma, Pescara, Torino, Fiorentina, Atalanta in games played this season.

Napoli on the other hand have also played some great football recently, but cannot stop their defence from conceding goals. They have now conceded goals in 11 out of their last 14 games in all competitions. They come into this game after 2 tough encounters with Juventus which saw both teams find the back of the net and had 7 goals in those 2 games. Napoli’s scoring form seems brighter than ever as they were shut out in only once in their last 25 games. Goals have been flowing primarily through Mertens who is their leading scorer with 20 goals, but they have also got enough support from Insigne (11 goals), Callejon (11 goals), Hamsik (8 goals) and Milik (4 goals).
This game looks like it will be another entertaining one especially since both teams are battling out for the final UEFA Champions League spot; as they are separated by just 4 points. The earlier meeting between the 2 sides saw both teams finding the back of the net. Both teams know that victory is essential, so will be going for goal from the outset.

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