Napoli vs LazioSerie A, KO: 19:45 Sep 2, 2023, Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
Napoli will look to continue their fine start to their title defence as they entertain Lazio at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Saturday. It will be difficult to stop Napoli who have put up convincing displays so far this season.
It is still early days in the season but Napoli are already showing they will not relinquish their title without a fight. They are one of four teams in Serie A with a 100% record and will be looking to make it three wins from three on Saturday.
The Neapolitans have maintained their attacking verve from last season, scoring five goals in just two matches and conceding just once. They are once again led by Victor Osimhen, who has picked up where he left of with three goals to his name already.
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The Stadio Diego Armando Maradona played a pivotal role in Napoli’s success last season and they will be keen for something similar this time around. Rudi Garcia’s men beat Sassuolo 2-0 last time out and have also won their last four home matches in Serie A, stretching back to last season.
Although Napoli ran away with the Scudetto last season, Lazio were their closest chasers. The capital club were the best of the chasing pack last term and while they were ultimately well off the pace, finished second on the standings.
However, Lazio are currently showing none of last season’s form and have lost their opening two matches this term. Maurizio Sarri’s men began with a 2-1 defeat at Lecce before falling 1-0 at home to Genoa last time out.
The defeat at Lecce highlights also highlights an erratic record on the road for Lazio. They travel to Naples with three defeats in their last five away matches in Serie A stretching back to last season.
How the bookies view it
Napoli have been installed as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 8/13 by bet365. A victory for Lazio is valued at 19/4 by BetVictor while William Hill is offering odds of 16/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Napoli have a 25-18 advantage with nine draws from 52 previous matches against Lazio. Both teams won the away fixture last season with the Neapolitans winning 2-1 in the capital while Lazio picked up a 1-0 victory in Naples.
Players to watch
Victor Osimhen is easily the player to watch as he is already leading the race for the Capocannoniere with three goals. The striker could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 19/20 with William Hill.
Ciro Immobile got off the mark on the opening weekend and will Lazio will be hoping he can go on a scoring run. The striker could be backed to score anytime at 14/5 with Coral.
Anything else catch the eye?
Napoli have spread their goals across both halves in their two matches and Saturday’s clash could be set for a similar pattern at 13/8 with bet365. Both teams can be backed to score at 17/20 with William Hill while over 2.5 goals is valued at 5/6 with 888Sport.
With both teams expected to score on Saturday, a win and over 2.5 goals should offer more value at 6/4 with BoyleSports.
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