Napoli vs Lazio – Serie A: It is decided: the Italian title will once again be decided on a 2-teams race, despite, at the beginning of the season
Looking like things could be about to change. Of all the contenders to substitute Juventus as champions, Napoli’s proposition was the only one that held on, continuing in 1st place, with 1 more point than the team from Turin, once again resurrected from the dead.
Napoli have sort of renounced the Champions League, although they will have a very demanding encounter in the Europa League against RB Leipzig, a team that could very well compete on the Champions League.
Still, that encounter is not on the mind of the Neapolitan players when they get onto the pitch to face Lazio from Rome,
that two weeks ago seemed to be getting closer to the top spots, something that was completely contradicted by the 2 consecutive losses,
first against AC Milan and then against Genoa.
In the middle, Lazio even played a Coppa Italia match, that they also failed to win, once again against the Nerazzurri.
For the Neapolitans, they are already on 7 consecutive wins in the Serie A, with the last time they dropped points in the league being on December 10th.
On that period right after the draw with Fiorentina, the only result that stands out negatively is the loss against Atalanta, on Coppa Italia, which is a competition that they’ve been knocked out from already.
Napoli vs Lazio – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Since Lazio will also have a match on the following Wednesday, counting towards the Europa League, against Steaua Bucharest, none of these teams will have that differentiating aspect –
although Lazio might be in better conditions to make a stronger approach to those European competitions.
The match will be worthwhile because of what it represents to the Serie A’s title fight, and if Lazio aren’t able to get there, at least they might have an impact through their opponent here that still can.
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