Napoli will look to get their domestic campaign back on track when they host the newly-promoted Brescia in Serie A at Stadio San Paolo.
It has been a mixed start to the season for Partenopei. They have lost twice in the first five league games and trail leaders Inter Milan by five points. NAy kore slip-up could prove to be decisive for the Naples who are looking to win their first domestic title since 1989-90 season.
Brescia, meanwhile, are making their first appearance at the top tier of Italian football since getting relegated in the 2010-11 season.
The Serie A match will be played between Napoli and Brescia at Yuexiushan Stadium, in Guangzhou, China. The ground has a capacity of 55,000.
The game will start at 04:00 PM (IST), on Sunday, September 29.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Napoli – W L W W W L
Brescia – W L W L W L
Napoli Team News:
Napoli’s super center-back Kalidou Koulibaly is not available for selection following a red card in the last game. The 28-year-old Senegalese will be serving a one-game ban here.
The hosts are shorthanded further at center-back after Nikola Maksimovic picked up a thigh injury against Cagliari. The 27-year-old underwent a successful treatment, as per the official club reports.
A forced change at the back, and more tactical!
With both Koulibaly and Maksimovic out of this game, Carlo Ancelotti has no option but to pair both Sebastiano Luperto and Kostas Manolas at the back.
More changes are expected from the hosts as Ancelotti tries to keep his squad fit and fresh for the away game against Genk in the Champions League.
Wing-backs Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Mario Rui could be rested here with Faouzi Ghoulam and Kevin Malcuit getting the nod here.
Fernando Llorente should lead the attack once again, with Arkadiusz Milik giving him support.
Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne should start from the bench.
Napoli Probable XI:
Meret (GK), Malcuit, Manolas, Luperto, Ghoulam, Callejon, Elmas, Ruiz, Milik, Lozano, Llorente
Brescia FC Team News:
Three players in the form of Giangiacomo Magnani, Ernesto Torregrossa, and Emanuele Ndoj will be missing the trip to Naples this weekend.
Expect the visitors to remain unchanged here!
This will be Brescia’s 3rd big game in just first six games. Last time around, they ran Juventus close as they went down 1-2 at home against the Champions.
That’s the reason that manager Eugenio Corini could stick with the same playing 11 which started against Juventus.
Alfredo Donnarumma will lead the attack for the visitors alongside Mario Balotelli.
Brescia Probable XI:
Joronen (GK) Sabelli, Cistana, Chancellor, Martella, Tonali, Bisoli, Romulo, Spalek, Donnarumma, Balotelli
Likely to score:
NAP vs BSC Dream11 potential winner:
Brescia should at least get a draw here.