Napoli‘s Serie A season has been one to forget so far and they come up against an in-form Lazio side on Matchday 22 who are trying to force their way into the top four.
Since Rudi Garcia’s dismissal, things have only gone from bad to worse for the Neapolitan outfit. The Partenopei sit five spots below the Champions League places, and whilst only three points separate themselves and Fiorentina, a loss against Lazio would make things really tough. The Supercoppa Italiana loss against Inter hasn’t helped Walter Mazzarri.
For the Laziali, they had won five on the bounce across Serie A and the Coppa Italia, and, like their hosts, a loss against Inter was the result last time out. As a result, they will be looking to fire back immediately, with the chance of ending the weekend in the top four.
Lazio vs Napoli: Predicted line-ups
Lazio will be without Mattia Zaccagni and Ciro Immobile, who both are serving suspensions. With Taty Castellanos injured, Maurizio Sarri will turn to Felipe Anderson to spearhead his side’s attack. Patric and Luis Alberto are set to be recalled to the starting lineup in the places of Mario Gila and Matias Vecino.
Walter Mazzarri is close to desperation and his squad is looking thin. Victor Osimhen is still away at the Africa Cup of Nations. Jens Cajuste, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, and Giovanni Simeone are all serving suspensions, which leaves him few options.
The Italian is also set to revert to his side’s favoured 4-3-3 formation – instead of using the 3-4-3 system, which didn’t secure the win over Inter.
Lazio predicted XI vs Napoli (4-3-3): Provedel; Lazzari, Patric, Romagnoli, Marusic; Guendouzi, Rovella, Luis Alberto; Isaksen, Anderson, Pedro.
Napoli predicted XI vs Lazio (4-3-3): Gollini; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Jesus, Mario Rui; Gaetano, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Raspadori, Lindstrom.
Serie A: When does Lazio vs Napoli start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 22 fixture of Lazio vs Napoli is set for 18:00 CET, local time in Italy, on Sunday, January 28.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:00 GMT. That is 12:00 EDT / 09:00 PDT in the United States.
Serie A: Where to watch Lazio vs Napoli?
For fans in the United States, Lazio vs Napoli will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 22.
Lazio vs Napoli will be shown on TNT Sports 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.