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  • January 22, 2012
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena, Siena
  • Referee: A. Damato
  • • Attendance: 14643
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Serie A Preview: Siena - Napoli

Serie A Preview: Siena - Napoli

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Walter Mazzarri's men face the Bianconeri on Sunday, hoping to return to winning ways following the disappointing draw with Bologna last Monday


PROBABLE LINEUPS
SIENA


Pegolo
Vitiello, Contini, Terzi, Del Grosso
Mannini, Vergassola, D'Agostino, Brienza
Calaio, Destro


NAPOLI



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


The hosts could welcome back Simone Vergassola to the starting line up for the first time since the 1-1 draw with Novara back in October, after the former Sampdoria midfielder returned from the bench in last week's defeat to Parma.

However the Bianconeri will again be without first choice goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic, with the Serbia international still in recovery following groin surgery, while Luca Rossettini is suspended for the clash, meaning a likely start for Matteo Contini.

The visitors have some problems of their own, with Ezequiel Lavezzi likely to miss out, with the Argentina international still suffering from the thigh strain that has seen him miss his side's last four encounters, while Marco Donadel and Mario Santana are both doubtful for Sunday's clash.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Siena have both scored and conceded 19 goals in Serie A this term.
  • The Bianconeri have never lost at home to Napoli in Serie A.
  • The hosts have lost exactly a third of their home games this campaign.
  • Napoli have lost only two of their away games in Serie A so far this term.
  • The visitors are the second most prolific side in Serie A this term with 33 goals, only four behind champions AC Milan.
  • Only Juventus and Atalanta, have drew more games than the Azzurri this season.

Players to watch

E. Calaiò

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The former Napoli forward has been one of the standout performers for the Bianconeri this season, and is leading the scoring charts for his side with eight goals in all competitions. The striker is set to lead the line against his old club on Sunday, and will be a good bet to add to his tally against the Azzurri.

E. Cavani

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The Uruguay international has been in fine form for the visitors this season, and is currently the club's top scorer with 16 goals in all competitions. The former Palermo striker netted the Azzurri's equaliser in Monday's draw with Bologna, and will be hoping to go one better by firing his side to victory on Sunday.

Editor's Prediction

After dropping two points in Monday's clash with Bologna, the Azzurri will be desperate to return to winning ways, and with the quality at Walter Mazzarri's disposal, expect a comfortable victory for the visitors.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Siena

Napoli

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica SIE
Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Siena
Draw
SSC Napoli NAP
SSC Napoli Napoli
82%

Top 3 Predictions

Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica SIE
0 - 2
SSC Napoli NAP
Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica SIE
1 - 3
SSC Napoli NAP
Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica SIE
0 - 3
SSC Napoli NAP

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