LIVE on BT Sport 1 on Sunday it’s Napoli v Lazio. Our resident Italian Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) shares his best bet.
Napoli v Lazio | Sunday 19:45 | BT Sport 1
This match is the only important game in the final Serie A round. Botn sides are fighting for a Champions League spot with Lazio needing only a point to get the third place.
The home side have been the biggest disappointment of the season along with AS Roma. They were eliminated before the UEFA Champions League group stage and were knocked out the Europa League against Dnipro in the semi-finals. Their domestic season was no better, as they never got into the title race.
On the other hand, Lazio had a brilliant season. They’ve overcome doom-laden predictions and were still fighting for second place until a couple of weeks ago. On top of this they reached the Coppa Italia Final.
Two recent defeats to Inter and Roma scuppered their Top 2 hopes but their brand of entertaining and offensive football was still prevalent. Mr. Pioli is a coach who has completely changed the style of this team and it’s right that he’s getting huge credit for this.
I don’t think he’ll approach this game differently from what he has done so far, and with Napoli desperately needing three points, this game should provide goals. Defence is the weak spot for both of these teams, while their attacks are strong and that should prevail in this game.
I’m afraid Napoli could get the win they need here, but I’d prefer to side with goals as they usually concede a lot, despite scoring freely.
Napoli v Lazio – Over 2.5 Goals (4/5 Skybet)