Napoli will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Genoa in the Serie A action at Stadio San Paolo, in Naples, Italy, on Sunday night (IST).
What competition it is? Serie A
Teams: Napoli and Genoa
Kick Off: Monday 08 April
Match Timing: 12:00 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Stadio San Paolo (60,240)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream Serie A League matches in India.
Last week’s Serie A action produced some upsets. AC Milan had to settle for a 1-1 home draw against relegation-threatened Udinese, while the inconsistent Inter Milan ripped Genoa apart in a 0-4 away win.
But the one result which sucked the life out of Serie A far too early than fans would have hoped was Napoli’s 1-2 loss against Empoli. Together with that result and Juventus’ 0-2 win over Cagliari handed the title to the Old Lady.
Now Carlo Ancelotti can best hope is to clinch the runners up spot. As things stand in Serie A, they are 2nd having accumulated 63 points from 30 games. While Inter Milan are 3rd on the table with a deficit of 7 points separating both the teams.
Napoli can still achieve big things this season as they are still alive in Europe. The first leg quarterfinal tie will be coming next week, so the Naples can certainly use a win here to use some confidence going into the battle against Arsenal.
While Genoa could be more motivated in this match. For the danger of relegation is still looming over them.
The Rossoblu had a magnificent start to the season and at one point were in the top-4. But soon the balloon burst and the negative results became a norm. As a result, Davide Ballardini was sacked and was replaced by Juric, who met the same fate in December for failing to turn the fortunes around.
Cesare Prandelli is at the helm now but there is hardly any improvement. Though there have been some magnificent results like the 2-0 home win over Juventus, there is no denying that Genia can do better.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Napoli – W D L W W L
Genoa – D D L W L L
NAP vs GEN Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Napoli vs Genoa Team News:
Injured – Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t have too many options to make changes here as many as five players are expected to miss the match due to injuries. Raul Albiol, Lorenzo Insigne, Faouzi Ghoulam, Vlad Chiriches, and Amadou Diawara will all be missing the match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Adam Ounas has impressed in whatever the opportunities he has got. He will be fighting for a place up front with Dries Mertens.
Key Players – Arkadiusz Milik, Allan
Injured – Oscar Hiljemark is out injured for the visitors.
Suspended – Two players in the shape of Ervin Zukanovic and Cristian Romero will both be serving the suspension in this game.
Questionable – None.
Note: Domenico Criscito is back in contention after completing his ban last weekend. Koray Gunter and Davide Biraschi are expected to start at the back.
Key Players – VCristian Kouame, Antonio Sanabria
NAP vs GEN Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Napoli– Meret (GK), Malcuit, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Rui, Callejon, Allan, Ruiz, Zielinski, Ounas, Millik
Genoa– Radu (GK), Pereira, Biraschi, Gunter, Pezzella, Sturaro, Lerager, Radovanovic, Kouame, Sanabria, Lazavoic
NAP vs GEN Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Napoli have won seven of their last 8 home league games against Genoa, and we back them to extend that streak here.
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