Napoli have little to play for in the Serie A standings, while Lazio will look to finish second with favourable results on the final matchday of this season. The hosts are 7th with 59 points and are guaranteed to finish there, irrespective of the result in this match. The visitors are 4th with 78 points and with only one point separating them from the second-placed Inter Milan, they can look to finishing second with favourable results in Inter vs Atalanta match.
Napoli haven’t been in sparkling form, winning just two of their last six league matches – drawing and losing two each. However, they have an impressive winning rate when scoring first – and have won 13 of 18 matches they did so, drawing four and losing just one. That said, Napoli have struggled at home this season, with nine wins three draws and six losses. The positive factor going for them is the fact that Napoli are unbeaten in their last six Serie A home matches, winning five and drawing one. In each of those six matches, Napoli have scored 2+ goals, with five matches seeing them score exactly two goals.
Lazio’s poor form since the restart robbed them of the title charge, but three wins on the trot has got them back in the race for a top-two finish. Lazio have a real chance of moving up and finishing second if Inter v Atalanta match ends in a draw and Lazio win here. Regardless, this match is expected to be a high-scorer, as 27 of Lazio’s 37 matches have produced over 2.5 goals. All said and done, Lazio’s recent away form has been poor. They have won only two of their last six Serie A away matches, drawing one and losing the remaining three. Five of those six matches have produced goals at both ends, which is in play here.
Napoli have nothing to lose or gain here and will look to trip Lazio. Although the visitors have a realistic chance of finishing second, the visiting management is happy to have booked a Champions League return after a 12-year absence. However, going by their poor away record, Lazio might struggle to push Napoli for a win. Either way, we are expecting goals at both ends in this fixture and over 2.5 goals is also in play.