Our football match prediction:
Stadio Paolo Mazza will host Saturday’s football match between SPAL and Napoli. David faces Goliath in Ferrara, but the Neapolitans will have to prove their worth on the field. Maurizio Sarri’s troops aim to retain top position in the Serie A standings and they need to take the SPAL game very seriously if they are to keep their 100% record intact in the Italian top flight. The Partenopei are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and trio Insigne – Callejon – Mertens is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. The newcomers suffered a loss in each of their previous three league games and seeing that they have been struggling in front of goal of late, we do not believe that the underdogs are capable of shocking the star-studded visitors. In their last meeting in a competitive match (Serie A) Napoli recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over SPAL.
Highlighted Player (Filippo Costa):
Filippo Costa is a left-footed midfielder who plays for Italian team SPAL. Costa is a product of Chievo Verona football academy, but he made only six appearances in the league for the Mussi Volanti. The Italian footballer, who was born in Noventa Vicentina on May 21, 1995 spent the 2014/2015 season on loan at Pisa and he played for Bournemouth U21 team on loan in the past as well. In 2017 he signed a permanent deal with SPAL. Filippo Costa represented Italy at the U19 European Championship in Hungary in 2014, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. Filippo Costa’s main position is left midfield, but he is capable of playing as a left-back as well. The 175-cm-tall midfielder, who wears number 33 on his shirt, scored one goal, while providing five assists for his teammates in 15 appearances for SPAL in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign. It is well known that the Biancazzurri secured promotion to the Italian top flight at the end of the season.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
Napoli SSC is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officialy in1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was calledFBC Internaples. After 4 seasons the club changed it’s 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 bank rupt. 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.