Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After recording a morale-boosting win over Milan at San Siro, Napoli will look to put an extra pressure on league leaders Inter when they take on Spezia on Matchday 19. The Neapolitans are eyeing their seventh home win of the process, but keep in mind that they were beaten by both Atalanta and Empoli in the previous two home fixtures in the national championship. The Bianconeri, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Empoli in their last league match.
Spezia are not regarded as good travelers, and seeing that they struggle in matches against title-chasing sides, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the hosts. All Koulibaly, Ruiz, and Osimhen are out of contention with injuries, while Marco Rui and Insigne are rated doubtful for the game. The likes of Salcedo, Sala, Leo’ Sena, and Verde are injured for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Dries Mertens):
Dries Mertens is a Belgian football player born on the 6th of May 1987 in Leuven. Mertens started his football career in the youth of RSC Anderlecht and AA Gent. In season 2005/2006 he made his debut for the first team of AA Gent.
After playing for AGOVV, FC Utrecht and PSV Mertens got transferred to Napoli for approximately 9.5 million euro. Mertens made his debut for the Belgian national team in October 2010 and played over 40 games for the national team already. Mertens played during World Cup 2014 and EURO 2016 for Belgium.
Mertens is a right attacking midfielder, which can play as a forward as well. Mertens is known for being a very small fast player, which has the ability to get past several defenders and deliver a cross to his team mates. In his career Mertens didn’t win any big prizes yet. The biggest achievements of Mertens are winning the Dutch national cup with PSV in 2011/2012, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa in 2014 with Napoli.