Second play third in Serie A on Saturday, as Napoli visit Lazio seeking to maintain the pressure on league leaders Juventus.
The Biancocelesti’s return of just one point from the last available nine has seen them slip to third, and they will now be looking over their shoulders at the two Milan clubs, who are lurking dangerously just three points behind.
The hosts are therefore in real need of a win in order to keep their promising season on track, and are available at 9/5 (2.80) with Coral to bounce back with victory at the Stadio Olimpico.
Lazio’s slump has coincided with an excellent run for Walter Mazzarri’s men, who are slight favourites at 6/4 (2.50) to pick up their sixth win in seven games.
Only eight of the 46 league matches involving these sides have finished in a draw this season, but you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them cancelling each other out on Saturday evening.
Only Roma and Juventus have scored more goals than Napoli this season, and this prolific attack is the main reason that they are hanging on to the leaders’ coat tails in Serie A.
The Partenopei have not failed to hit the back of the net in 14 matches, so will be confident of breaching a defence that has not been able to keep a clean sheet in any of the last five.
However, Vladimir Petkovic’s side are not to be denied in front of goal themselves at home, where only two of the 12 visiting teams have come away without conceding, so odds of 4/5 (1.80) look too good to turn down on both teams to score.
With Serie A’s leading scorer Edinson Cavani firing on all cylinders, Mazzarri’s men have been irrepressible at times, and have scored at least twice in six of their last seven league matches.
Considering Lazio have conceded two or more goals twice in their last four league games, it makes sense to back the visitors hitting the back of the net on more than one occasion, at inviting 6/4 (2.50) odds with Coral.
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