Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Napoli and Lazio go head to head at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Saturday’s program. The Partenopei aim to build on back-to-back wins over Frosinone and Sassuolo and the bookies see them as favourites to beat Lazio in front of home fans as well. A man to watch in the home team will be key attacker Victor Osimhen, who scored the opener against the Neroverdi, while Georgia ace Khvicha Kvaratskhelia should be recalled to the starting XI. Rudi Garcia has a luxury to field the best possible side against the Biancocelesti.
The capital club, on the other hand, have been struggling in the Italian top flight ever since influential midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic left the club and given their slow start to the season, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the title holders. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team, but midfielder Matias Vecino should sneak into the starting line-up.
Highlighted Player (Stanislav Lobotka):
Born in Trencin on November 25, 1994, Stanislav Lobotka is a Slovakia international who plays for Celta Vigo in La Liga. Lobotka began his youth career at his hometown club AAC Sparta Trencin and he made his senior debut for fellow local club Trencin. In 2013 he signed a loan deal with Dutch side Ajax, but he played for Jong Ajax during the 2013/2014 season.
In the summer of 2014, the Slovakian midfielder returned to Trencin, where he made 74 appearances in the league in total. In 2015 Stanislav Lobotka joined Danish side Nordsjaelland shortly before the transfer window closed. Lobotka made his debut in the Danish top flight against Brondby on August 30, 2015.
Two years later he decided to make a step forward in his career, signing a five-year contract with La Liga side Celta Vigo. Speaking of his international career, the Celta Vigo midfielder made his Slovakia debut against Austria in November2016. It has to be noted that Lobotka became the first Slovak to score at Wembley, finding the net in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against England.
Highlighted Team (Lazio):
Lazio Roma are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles.
The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals.
The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco.
The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.