Rafa Benitez's men have been struggling for goals in recent weeks, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to come unstuck against the league leaders' miserly defence on Sunday
Having recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over these opponents in Turin back in November, Antonio Conte’s men are 6/4 (2.50) favourites with Paddy Power to complete the double with an eighth consecutive victory.
I Partenopei bounced back from last weekend’s 1-0 home defeat against Fiorentina with a 4-2 victory at Catania on Wednesday and are available at 9/5 (2.80) to come out on top in this one.
This fixture has resulted in a draw in each of the last two Serie A seasons and you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them sharing the spoils once again this time out.
Having seen his side score just nine times in the previous nine games, Rafa Benitez will have been delighted with Wednesday’s four-goal haul, particularly as Duvan Zapata scored twice after replacing the tired Gonzalo Higuain up front.
However, putting four past the bottom club is hardly ideal preparation for a game against the runaway league leaders, who have conceded just twice in their last 10 fixtures and kept five consecutive clean sheets on the road.
With this in mind, Sunday’s clash is likely to follow the pattern of Napoli’s previous six Serie A fixtures in featuring under 2.5 goals, which you can back at odds of 8/11 (1.73).
That bet would also have paid out in nine of La Vecchia Signora’s previous 10 games, so should be more than safe considering they are missing suspended top-scorer Carlos Tevez for the trip down south.
Nevertheless, the champions’ irrepressible winning habit should see them come out on top in a tight encounter, available at tempting 9/2 (5.50) odds.
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