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  • November 19, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio San Paolo, Napoli
  • Referee: N. Rizzoli
  • • Attendance: 48000
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Serie A Preview: Napoli v Lazio

Serie A Preview: Napoli v Lazio

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The surprise league leaders will look to solidify their title credentials when they lock horns with the southern Italians at the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

NAPOLI

De Sanctis
Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica
Maggio, Gargano, Inler, Dossena
Hamsik, Lavezzi
Cavani

LAZIO

Marchetti
Konko, Diakite, Biava, Radu
Brocchi, Ledesma, Lulic
Hernanes

Klose, Cisse

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri will have the luxury of choosing from a fully-fit squad as Walter Gargano and Salvatore Aronica will return to the starting XI. However, Mario Santana is still suspended and will miss the encounter.

Lazio boss Edy Reja will be without the services of influential attacking midfielder Stefano Mauri, who is sidelined with an injury. Andre Dias will not feature due to a thigh strain while Javier Garrido and Libor Kozak are also nursing injuries.



DID YOU KNOW
  • Napoli have only picked up two wins in their last seven Serie A matches (W2 D2 L3).
  • Walter Mazzarri's men have kept two clean sheets in their past three games at home.
  • The southern Italian outfit ran out 4-3 winners in last season's encounter with Lazio at the San Paolo.
  • Lazio have lost only three times in their last 13 Serie A matches against Napoli (W6 D4 L3).
  • The capital city side are currently riding an eight-game unbeaten streak in league play. (W6 D2 L0).
  • Edy Reja's men have won their last four matches away from the Stadio Olimpico.

Players to watch

E. Cavani

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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‘El Matador’ leads the team in scoring with four goals and found the back of the net in his last Serie A match against Catania. He will need to add to his personal tally to make sure Napoli keep within touching distance of the top three.

M. Klose

Position: Attacker

Games: 5

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The Germany international has been one of the shrewdest purchases of the summer transfer window so far. He has settled in nicely in the Italian capital and has scored six times to help propel Lazio to the top of the Serie A table.

Editor's Prediction

The joint leaders are unbeaten in their last eight games but face a daunting trip to the Stadio San Paolo. Klose continues his fine form as the capital-city side prove that they are legitimate contenders for the Scudetto.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Napoli

Lazio

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

SSC Napoli NAP
SSC Napoli Napoli
Draw
SS Lazio LAZ
SS Lazio Lazio
31%
19%
50%

Top 3 Predictions

SSC Napoli NAP
1 - 2
SS Lazio LAZ
SSC Napoli NAP
2 - 1
SS Lazio LAZ
SSC Napoli NAP
1 - 1
SS Lazio LAZ

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