Team Sportswizz previews and predicts the league match between Partenopei and Le Aquile played at Stadio San Paolo.
Carlo Ancelotti and his troops are set to face Simone Inzaghi’s men at Naples, and a win for either team would enhance their claim on a top-4 finish in the present season and ensure them of a Champions League berth.
While Napoli are currently second on the table with 44 points just below leaders Juventus who are topping the Serie A charts with 53 points, Lazio are competing with their arch-rivals Roma for a fourth-place finish in the table as the white and blues are currently with 32 points in 19 games while their city-rivals are with 33 points in 20 games.
A win for either of the teams would solidify their chances of finishing within top-4 in this season, hence this match is expected to be a riveting affair.
Napoli: The home team are expected to miss five of their starting players through injuries and suspensions. While Vlad Chiriches is out after suffering a long-term ACL injury, regular captain Marek Hamsik is also out with injury. Further, suspensions to Kalidou Koulibaly, Lorenzo Insigne, and Allan means that the trio would be missed by Partenopei at this crucial encounter. Thus, Fabian Ruiz and Simone Verdi are expected to start for Napoli.
Napoli possible starting line-up (4-4-2): Meret; Ghoulam, Maksimovic, Albiol, Malcuit; Verdi, Zielinski, Ruiz, Callejon; Milik, Mertens
Lazio: The I Biancocelesti are set to be only without Adam Marusic who is suspended for the game and is also out injured. Senad Lulic is expected to operate on the right flank, since Dusan Basta is expected to leave the club in the present transfer window. Elsewhere, Luis Alberto is set to play behind Ciro Immobile ahead of Joaquin Correa after his splendid performance in Copa Italia match last weekend against Novara where he also scored a tremendous goal.
Lazio possible starting line-up (3-5-1-1): Strakosha; Radu, Acerbi, Felipe; Lukaku, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic; Alberto; Immobile