Lazio hope to close the gap on Serie A leaders SSC Napoli, when they face off in a 14 match at this coming Sunday. Ranked as number 1 SSC Napoli have scraped together 32 points from 13 matches. With 21 points, Lazio earned themselves a place as number 6 in the Serie A following 13 encounters.
SSC Napoli step into their next home match on Sunday having scored a tolerable average of 2 goals in 10 matches. They managed a total of 20 goals, while also allowing 5 goals against. That is an average of 0.5 goals against per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet 7 times in those matches.
Ahead of their upcoming Serie A match, Lazio have an ample average of 1.6 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a tolerable 16 goals, while also conceding 17 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.7 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times. Let's get into some predictions!
Stats and facts for SSC Napoli and Lazio.
- SSC Napoli unbeaten the last 17 matches in a row at home;
- SSC Napoli has won in the last 5 of 6 matches at home;
- SSC Napoli scored in the last 38 of 40 matches;
- SSC Napoli scored the last 22 matches in a row at home.
- Lazio did not win the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
- Lazio conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Lazio's last 6 of 8 matches;
- Lazio conceded the last 10 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — SSC Napoli v. Lazio
SSC Napoli hope to boost points tally
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for SSC Napoli who have performed more or less according to expectations. Only a single point prevents SSC Napoli from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a 1-1 draw against Verona, before getting trounced 3-2 against Inter. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Spartak Moskva ran out 2-1 winners.
SSC Napoli hoping to bounce back
Lazio look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Lazio are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth, as they beat Salernitana by 3-0. Following that up proved too difficult as they lost 0-2 against Juventus, before claiming 3 points in a 0-3 win against Lok. Moskva.
Form on both sides make this seem like a relatively equal contest on paper. SSC Napoli have grabbed the role as fairly big favourites, though, with the bookies offering odds of 1.80 for a win. Should your betting strategy prefer a higher price, the odds for an away win are 4.33. Adding a draw to the accumulator will get you odds 3.80.
SSC Napoli v. Lazio — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, SSC Napoli came away as winners back in April 2021 in a match in the Serie A. SSC Napoli enter the match against Lazio with a 7-1-2 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Serie A. This amounts to a 70% winning ratio for SSC Napoli, with Lazio victorious in 20% of the last 10 encounters. The past 10 matches between SSC Napoli and Lazio have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 7 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Sunday.
Current standings in the Serie A
The Serie A standings show that SSC Napoli and Lazio are 11 points and 5 spots apart at the moment. SSC Napoli will be looking to claim all three points on Sunday to show, they deserve the position at the fun end of the league table. Despite being outsiders, Lazio will no doubt try to make life difficult for the favourites. There is every reason to be excited to see how this game pans out.
Lorenzo Insigne has been hitting the target on a regular basis in recent matches. SSC Napoli will no doubt look to him for more goals in their next match against Lazio. The visitors are surely hoping Ciro Immobile adds another to his current total. With 4 goals in recent matches, Ciro Immobile boasts a decent goal ratio right now.