Napoli lost their chances to win the Scudetto but will be looking to cement third place on Sunday when they welcome relegation-bound Genoa at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Luciano Spalletti’s men have little to play for, but the visitors will be super motivated, as they are still in the relegation zone and need to win at least one of the remaining two games if they want to avoid the drop.
Where and when: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona – 15 May, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Napoli vs. Genoa: BT Sport, ESPN, Bet365
Last time: Andrea Petagna’s late strike earned Napoli a 2-1 win away to Genoa at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the last meeting between those teams that took place all the way back in August, with Fabian Ruiz opening the score and Andrea Cambiaso equalizing for the Grifoni.
Napoli vs. Genoa Predictions and Preview
Despite securing Champions League qualification for next season with a few games to spare, Napoli should be disappointed by their season end, as the Partenopei missed the chance to push for the Scudetto until the very last round. There are some tensions between the tifosi and Luciano Spalletti, but the truth is the ex-Roma tactician brought tranquility to the club.
The 3-2 defeat away to Empoli from a few weeks ago put an end to Napoli’s Scudetto hopes, but third place is still up for grabs and Spalletti will be looking to prepare in the best possible way for next season. The game against Genoa will also be Lorenzo Insigne’s last appearance as a Napoli player at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, as the emblematic winger will move the MLS at the end of the season.
Despite this, it’s safe to say that Genoa have much more to play for, as the Grifoni desperately need to win at least one of their two remaining games in order to retain their chances of survival. Alexnader Blessin has done admirably well since taking over I Rossoblu, but an extreme poor first half of the season means that Genoa have very slim chances of survival.
Napoli vs. Genoa full time result odds
Genoa earned two crucial wins in the last three rounds to keep their chances of retaining their Serie A place net term, but both of those victories were at home. The Grifoni have won only once on the road this term and this was all the way back in September, so anything but a victory for Napoli would be a huge upset on Sunday. A victory for the hosts is available at 9/11 in our Napoli vs. Genoa tips.
Napoli vs. Genoa both teams to score odds
Five of the last seven games between those teams have seen both teams finding the back of the net, while the same applies for seven of Napoli’s last eight Serie A games. Considering all this our pick for this weekend is BTTS, priced at 10/13, while if you are looking for bigger odds you can combine this with a Napoli victory for a total odds of 5/2.
Napoli vs. Genoa correct score odds
Three of Napoli’s last six Serie A victories were by 2-1, while the Partenopei beat Genoa with the same scoreline at Stadio Luigi Ferraris earlier this season. In fact three of Napoli’s last four wins against the Grifoni were by 2-1, so going with a repeat of that scenario this time at 41/5 seems like a good option.
Napoli vs. Genoa first goalscorer odds
Lorenzo Insigne will captain his beloved Napoli for the last time at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona this Sunday and the 30-year-old will be eager to put a show in front of the ecstatic home crowd. Insigne has 10 Serie A goals to his names this term and considering that he is Napoli’s first choice penalty taker, he seems like a wise bet to break the deadlock this weekend, with odds of 11/2.