Napoli – Lazio: prediction for the match of the championship of Italy
With Napoli vs Lazio on January 20, 2019, both teams will resume their performances in Serie A after a long break. Fans will hear the starting whistle at the San Paolo stadium at 22:30 Moscow time.Napoli The Neapolitans lost heavily after losing to Inter, and allowed the opponent to come within five points. Meanwhile, the backlog from Juventus is already nine points. Before a three-week break, the Parthenopeans played a home match against Bologna. The game with Bologna did not pose a particular threat to the hosts, it became clear from the 16th minute, Arkadiusz Milik took advantage of the confusion in the opponent’s penalty area and successfully caught the bounced ball – 1:0. One goal scored for the hosts apparently was not enough and they decided to continue the pressure on the opponent’s goal. Mertens and Milik had good chances for scoring a goal, but if the first one was pulled out by the goalkeeper, then the second one lacked accuracy a little. For such extravagance, the Neapolitans paid the price in the 37th minute, Federico Santander powerfully struck his head and left no chance for the Napoli goalkeeper. During the break, two units shone on the scoreboard. After a break, the “parthenopeans” decided to stick to their previous plan and started the second half with attacks on the opponent’s goal. The result of the attacking game was noticeable in the 51st minute, Kevin Malcuy hung in one touch, and Arkadiusz Milik closed this canopy with a header. Despite the goal scored, the Neapolitans did not draw the proper conclusions and the situation was exactly repeated – Bologna again managed to score after the standard, this time Danilo scored with a header – 2:2 in the 80th minute. It seemed that the game would end with a draw, but Dries Mertens did not agree with this, the Belgian took over the game and struck an accurate shot into the near corner, thereby snatching a victory for the home team two minutes before the end of the game. The result is 3:2, the Parthenopeans won, and now they need to achieve the same result in the Napoli-Lazio match. Lazio In the Romans, the situation looks more complicated. Simone Inzaghi’s team is in fourth position and beaten off by a huge number of teams that also want to play in the Champions League next season. Among the contenders for the Champions League is Torino, whose players came to the Stadio Olimpico in the previous round. Champions League ambitions of the guests were noticeable from the very beginning of the game. The players of Torino started to play aggressively from the very beginning and almost broke the crossbar. Francesco Acerbi responded to the aggression from the guests’ players, although this did not benefit his team, because the defender brought a penalty into his own net in the last minute of regular time, Andrea Belotti converted the penalty kick. During the break, Inzaghi had to make some adjustments to the game of his team. The changes worked in the 62nd minute, Sergiu Milinkovic-Savic took over the game and struck from outside the penalty area – 1:1. The hosts managed to score, but their game did not improve, Lazio again rescued the goal frame, and the blows of the guests looked much more dangerous than the attempts of the Lazio players. The result – 1:1, a draw, thanks to which the “eagles” kept the fourth line and kept the lead over their closest competitors. It will be possible to increase the gap and get closer to third place thanks to the victory in the match between Napoli and Lazio. Odds for the match Napoli – Lazio January 20, 2019 The bookmakers from the Pari-Match company do not believe in a positive outcome for the visiting team, and give preference to the Neapolitans. Odds for the match Napoli – Lazio: Napoli win – 1.92; Draw – 3.70; Lazio win – 4.10. Napoli – Lazio: Prediction for the match Napoli is a very difficult opponent for the Romans and this game should be no exception. Forecast for the match Napoli – Lazio: Napoli will not lose and the total is over 2.5, the odds are 2.44.