Lazio hosts Napoli in a derby match from the 19th week of the Serie A.
Despite of having a game in hand, Lazio are currently third in the league with 39 points, just 6 points behind the leaders Inter Milan and Juventus. This means that although some pundits don’t actually agree, we can call the Eagles a title contender at the moment. Because if they win their postponed game, they could be just three points behind the first place.
And just look at Lazio’s current form, because it’s impressive – five wins in their last five games in the Serie A. Few days ago Simone Inzaghi’s team visited Brescia at the Stadio Rigamonti and won a difficult, but important 2-1 win. Ciro Immobile was the hero of the day, scoring both goals for Lazio. Immobile is also leading the Serie A goalscoring chart with 19 goals scored so far.
Last summer Simone Inzaghi could have been sacked after a dissapointing season, but the board chose to keep him, which happened to be a great decision.
Napoli are living a new life now after the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti and the appointment of Gennaro Gattuso. The problem is that with Gattuso Napoli lost two of their last three games in the league.
Few days ago the Azzurri hosted Inter MIlan at the San Paolo, but got beaten with 1-3. The Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik scored the hosts’ only goal in the match, but Napoli got outperformed on this day. Gattuso once again left the summer signing Hirving Lozano on the bench, which is looking like a strange decision to pundits and fans. Right now he prefers to use Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon on the wings.
Against a shaky Napoli, Lazio look like a favourite to win the three points. Inzaghi’s team is in a terrific form, while we can’t say the same about their next opponent.