Napoli vs. Lazio 8/1/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Lazio (24-6-7) at Napoli (17-8-12)
Serie A Soccer: Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 2:45 PM (Stadio San Paolo)
The Line: Napoli +200 / Draw +270 / Lazio +120 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Napoli plays host to Lazio in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday afternoon.
Napoli comes into this match cemented in 7th place on 59 points with a record of 17 wins, 8 draws and 12 losses following a 2-0 loss to Inter Milan in their last match. In the loss to Inter Milan, Napoli fell behind in the 11th minute and would hold 56% possession in the second half, but failed to record a shot on target in the second 45 while Inter doubled their advantage in the 74th minute to lock up the result and send Napoli back empty-handed and slamming the door on their potential hopes for Europa League for next season. Arkadiusz Milik leads Napoli in scoring with 11 goals while Dries Mertens has 9 goals with 5 assists and Lorenzo Insigne has 7 goals with 6 assists. Jose Callejon has a team-high 7 assists for Napoli this season.
Lazio on the other hand, sits in 4th on place on 78 points with a record of 24-6-7 after a 3rd straight win in the form of a 2-0 win over Brescia last time out. In the win over Brescia, Joaquin Correa gave Lazio the lead after just 17 minutes of play and the goal held up through the half and well into the second half before Ciro Immobile scored again to double Lazio’s lead and send them to a 3rd straight win, cruising to the finish line. Immobile leads Serie A in scoring with 35 goals while Luis Alberto has a team-high 15 assists this season.
I considered the plus money with Napoli, but the reality is that this game is for pride and nothing else for Napoli as they’re locked into 7th. Lazio can finish as high as 2nd with a win and a lot of help and it doesn’t hurt that Lazio’s in some pretty good form right now having won three straight coming into this match. I’ll take a shot with Lazio to pick up the win on the money line and make things interesting at the top on the final matchday.
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Chris’s Pick Lazio +120
AUTHOR: Chris Ruffolo
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