Napoli will look to close the gap on Juventus at the top of Serie A when they host Lazio on Sunday.
888Sport are 22/25 (1.88) about the home side winning this game and that looks a solid price given how they’ve fared thus far.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have won eight of their 10 home league matches this season. That’s the second-best record of any side in Italy, only behind the runaway leaders who have two more points in front of their own fans.
Lazio are 3/1 (4.0) underdogs and that quote conveys how much of a test this is likely to be for the visitors. A draw is available at 49/20 (3.45) with 888Sport.
Apart from a narrow 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan, Napoli have been in fantastic form in their most recent Serie A outings, winning five of the last six.
Not only are the hosts scoring plenty of goals domestically – 37 in 19 league outings to be exact – but their defence is also trustworthy, conceding fewer than a goal per game this term.
Perhaps the most impressive part of their campaign to date has been the ability to find the net in the closing stages of matches.
Napoli have scored 23 second half goals but 13 of them have come in the final 15 minutes of matches. At home those statistics are even more pronounced.
In matches at Stadio San Paolo, Ancelotti’s men have netted eight times between the 76th minute and full time, conceding just once in that time-span.
With that in mind, Napoli to win the second half could be worth considering at 6/5 (2.20) but if they are able to establish an advantage early then their defensive strength might be enough to take three points.
Taking the 22/25 (1.88) about a Napoli win in the match odds looks the way to go for what promises to be an enthralling Serie A encounter.
Napoli to win at 22/25 (1.88) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport