Spal vs. Napoli 10/27/19 Italian Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
10/27/19 10 am
Over 2.5 (-163), Under 2.5 (+130)
Spal is hosting Napoli at Stadio Paolo Mazza in round 9 of Italian Serie A.
Spal is one of the weakest teams in the Serie A and is on the 18th place in the standings with only 6 points from 8 games. Spal is just a bad team both on the defensive and the offensive side where they conceded 15 goals so far. In their last Serie A match against Cagliari, Spal was solid with 58% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 84% of correct passes but their lack of quality on the defensive end has cost them 2 goals and Spal lost 2-0. Petagna has scored 3 goals for Spal so far while Di Francesco has 2 goals and Kurtic has 1 goal. Fares and D'Alessandro are injured while Di Francesco is still listed as questionable. Spal is a small club that just doesn't have finances to fight with the big dogs in Serie A and because of that Spal doesn't have quality or depth. There is not much coach Semplici can do with the team he has at his disposal and I think that Spal will be in the relegation zone for most of the season and will be fighting for every point. Genoa, Spal, Lecce, and Sampdoria are 4 worst teams in the Serie A and they will be fighting to stay in the Serie A and to be honest Spal and Sampdoria are the two teams I think will get relegated.
Napoli is doing good both in Serie A and in the Champions League and hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games. Earlier this week Napoli played in the Champions League against Red Bull Salzburg and has won this match 2-3. In their last Serie A match against Verona, Napoli was dominant with 55% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 80% of correct passes. With two goals from Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik Napolis has won this match 2-0. Mertens has scored 4 goals for Napoli while Insigne has 3 goals and 4 assists. Hysaj is the only injured player and coach Ancelotti won’t have him at his disposal. Napoli is 4th in the standings with 16 points, 17 scored goals, and 10 conceded goals. Napoli is playing attractive soccer at a fast pace and a lot of short passes and play through their wings. For years now Napoli has been close to the top but always one step behind Juventus and now this season Inter is playing fantastic soccer which is another strong competitor for the title. Napoli did play in the Champions League earlier this week in what turned out to be a hard game for both teams so there might be some fatigue in Napoli but coach Ancelotti is one of the best in the world and Napoli has a wide bench to get the job done here and to stay close to the top.
Napoli and Spal played 4 times against each other with Napoli winning all four of those games. Like I said Spal is a disaster of a team while Napoli is one of the main competitors for the title and is playing in great form. Napoli has failed to score at least 1 goal in only 2 games this season but I don't see that happening here and is think Napoli gets another easy win.