Italy: Serie A
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
10 years have passed since the time when in summer 2007 Juventus, Napoli and Genoa returned to elite league of the Italian football. In this period Bianconeri and Azzurri became the leaders and favorites of calcio and this season they again are fighting for the champion’s title and winning places.
But the Griffin remained in the status of the middle level team of the Serie A. More than that, sometimes the red and blues are near the relegation zone.
Genoa (the head coach Ivan Jurić)
And now the Griffin have only 6 points (+1=3-5) and 15th place at the tournament bracket. Verona that is near the relegation zone has the same number of points. And this means that very soon the team of Ivan Jurić can appear at the very bottom of the standings, accompanied by Benevento and SPAL.
The injured defender Nicolás Federico Spolli and the half back Isaac Cofie will miss the forthcoming meeting against the hosts of the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
Napoli (the head coach Maurizio Sarri)
The team from Naples had lost the first points in frames of the 9th round having gained a draw at home arena against Inter Milan (0:0). But, from the other hand, the guests were not able to break their 20 years long series without winnings at Stadio San Paolo. But what is more important the goalless draw against the main challenger allowed the team of Maurizio Sarri to save the current leading position and 2 points handicap:
Napoli – 25, Inter – 23, Juventus – 22, Lazio – 22, Roma – 18 …
The leader has only one squad’s loss. This is injured Polish center forward Arkadiusz Milik. We have told that since Walter Mazzarri, Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi the football players of Napoli had amazing ability to avoid traumas during the calendar season.
At the moment the favorites have a lot of injured football players but Azzurri are still paying with the strongest squad.
Genoa – 8.00, draw – 5.25, Napoli – 1.35;
Our tip: Napoli (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.6 Pinnacle