Lazio visit Napoli and could yet finish as Serie A runners-up if Atalanta and Inter play out a draw. The Biancocelesti have won their last three clashes after a difficult period on and off the pitch, while Gennaro Gattuso’s men will end the year in seventh but assured of European football next term after clinching Coppa Italia glory.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – 1 August, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Napoli vs. Lazio: LiveScore App
Last time: Ciro Immobile’s strike was not enough to salvage a draw after Jose Callejon and Arek Milik’s first-half efforts.
Napoli v Lazio Predictions and Preview
After a period of reflection, Lazio will ultimately be pleased with how the 2019-20 campaign has gone. The Biancocelesti undeniably gave Juventus a real scare right up until the pause in play, but injuries and a dip in form saw an unlikely title challenge falter.
Nevertheless, Simone Inzaghi’s group are back in Europe’s elite competition and this will help attract the best players on the continent. The Italian has a fine array of attacking talent at his disposal with Ciro Immobile supported by Luis Alberto, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Joaquin Correa and Felipe Caicedo.
Immobile has effectively clinched the Capocannoniere title after a season long duel with Cristiano Ronaldo, but has 90 minutes to equal, and eclipse, Gonzalo Higuain’s Serie A record of 36 goals. A brace will do it for the Neapolitan hitman and this is available at 7/2.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Callejon to score first||17/2||Offer|
|Napoli to win and both teams to score||7/2||Offer|
The 30-year-old has also overtaken Robert Lewandowski in the race for the European Golden Shoe and is set for a league and continental double.
Milinkovic-Savic is 13/5 to net anytime in what could be his final outing for Lazio. The Serbian has spent five years in the capital and is admired by Premier League and La Liga outfits. The Biancocelesti are 6/5 to emerge triumphant.
It is set to be a busy summer for Napoli with a number of incomings and outgoings. Highly-rated Victor Osimhen will be the first recruit through the door and the Nigerian will replace Milik. The giant Pole appears set to join Juventus and could be joined at the exit door by Allan and Faouzi Ghoulam.
Star defender Kalidou Koulibaly won’t be joining Manchester City and, alongside Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Diego Demme, Fabian Ruiz and Kostas Manolas, the Azzurri should be back in contention for a top four place next term. Mertens is 5/1 to open proceedings and Ruiz is 16/1 in the same market. Napoli are 2/1 to win on the night and the draw is 11/4.
One to watch for Napoli: Hirving Lozano’s future remains uncertain at San Paolo but the club record signing has impressed in recent weeks. The winger is 6/1 to register last.
One to watch for Lazio: Correa has enjoyed the best goalscoring season of his career and is 7/1 to notch the final effort.
Long shot: Lazio’s last success in Naples came in 2015 and Inzaghi will be eager to not only oversee a positive result, but lay down a marker against a direct competitor in the process. A 3-0 outcome and victory number 25 is 30/1.