Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Napoli will be looking to build on a 5-1 win over Empoli when they host fellow giants Lazio at their Stadio San Paolo in midweek. The Azzurri are eager to regain the domestic trophy, but Juve, who are breathing down Napoli’s necks, are just two points behind the Partenopei in the Serie A standings. Maurizio Sarri’s men have been scoring goals for fun of late, but Wednesday’s game against Lazio will be anything but a walk in the park for the Stadio San Paolo outfit. The capital club played out a goalless draw with Udinese at the weekend and they are on a five-match unbeaten run on the road. Napoli need to keep on winning if they are to put an end to Juve’s dominance in the Serie A and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play Therefore, you should not be surprised if they extend their excellent goal-scoring run.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Biglia):
Lucas Rodrigo Biglia is an Argentinian football player born on the 30th of January 1986 in Mercedes. Biglia started his career playing for Argentinos Juniors where he made his debut in the season of 2003/2004.
After playing for Independiente and RSC Anderlecht Biglia made the transfer to Lazio Roma, which cost the Italian club around 5 million euro. Biglia became the captain of Lazio Roma in July 2015. Biglia made his debut for the Argentinian national team in February 2011.Biglia played for Argentina in the World Cup 2014 and the Copa America 2015.
Biglia is a right-footed defensive midfielder, which is known for his leading role. For the defensive midfielder position he is small being only 178cm, which is one of his weaknesses. Biglia won the Belgian national league 4 times, the Belgian national cup once and became world champion with the Argentinian U20 squad. Nicknames for Biglia are El Principito and Lucky.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.