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Napoli vs Lazio: Match Preview

Napoli, Lazio
Napoli, Lazio

Familiar foes will lock horns at the Stadio San Paolo on the final matchday of the 2019/20 Serie A campaign as Napoli meet Lazio.

Napoli have lost just twice in their last eight Serie A outings (W4, D2), with six seeing both teams on the scoresheet. Also, four of their five top-flight home matches post restart have featured over 2.5 goals and both sides scoring (W4, D1).

Gennaro Gattuso’s men have been ahead at the break at home just seven times this season, going on to win six, though (L1). But, the inability to bounce back has seen the ‘Partenopei‘ lose all four of their Serie A home games in which they were trailing at halftime.

Perhaps surprisingly, Napoli have conceded the opening goal (if any) in 45.95% of their Serie A fixtures this season (17/37). The abovementioned lack of mental fortitude has seen them lose 11 such games (W4, D2).

Lazio have overseen an upturn in form in the build-up to this trip, going from five Serie A games without a win (D1, L4) to three consecutive triumphs.

Seven of those eight results (wins/losses) have featured over 2.5 goals, with four yielding the same 2-1 scoreline. Interestingly, half (nine) of Lazio’s 18 league trips this season produced that identical full-time score.

The ‘Biancocelesti’ have established themselves as ‘turnaround specialists’ since the resumption of football in June. In fact, nine of their ten top-flight results since the restart have seen the winner on the day come from behind to seal three points (W5, L5).

Additionally, Simone Inzaghi’s players have showcased exceptional talents in fighting their way back into the game after shipping the opening goal. Lazio lost only two of eight Serie A games on the road in which they conceded first (W4, D2).

Since five of their last six top-flight H2Hs produced at least three goals, over 2.5 goals seem to be a reasonable wager, and Bet365 offers it at ½ (1.50).