Empoli vs Napoli by Sors
Empoli: Sepe – Rui, Barba, Rugani, Hysaj – Croce, Valdifiori, Vecino, Saponara – Maccarone, Pucciarelli
Napoli: Andujar – Maggio, Raul Albiol, Britos, Ghoulam – David Lopez, Jorginho, Jose Callejon, Hamsik, Insigne – Higuain.
The hosts have practically fulfilled their main aim and only a miracle can deprive them from participation in this league next season.
Empoli has eleven points lead over the teams of Cagliari and Cesena, which is more than enough in a league like the Italian Serie A.
The hosts showed decent football in their last five games on this stadium and won eleven points here against Cesena (2-0), Chievo (3-0), Genoa (1-1), Sassuolo (3-1) and Parma (2-2), but there are some signs of decline in the form of this team lately, which was actually expected, given the fact that this team has no real purpose until the end of the season.
Napoli had some problems in March and in the beginning of April, but found the right path and revived their chances for a place in top 3 after impressive performances against Fiorentina (3-0 / home), Cagliari (3-0 / away) and Sampdoria (4-2 / home) in the last three rounds.
In the point of fact, the guests have difficult program in the next twenty days with six games in the league and Europa League, but Napoli is a team with enough depth in the squad to cope with that and I think that the league and a possible quota for the Champions League is main priority for this team.
Napoli is six points behind Lazio and five points behind Roma, but the guests have easier program until the end of the season compared with these two teams and will play with Lazio at home in the last round.
Vincent Laurini (d / 10+0) and Simone Verdi (m / 23+1) have some problems with injuries and will most probably miss this match for the home team, while Napoli will be without Juan Zuniga (d / 7+0), Ivan Strinic (d / 8+0), Michu (m / 3+0) and Jonathan de Guzman (m / 23+3).
Napoli is in really good form in this moment, the guests have more qualitative players in the squad and should have a much bigger motivation today.
|Napoli||BetVictor||1.75||8||4-2 LOST (-8 units)|
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