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| On Apr 22, 2021 8:09 AM IST

NAP vs LAZ Dream11 Tips for Napoli vs Lazio Serie A Fixtures 22 April

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NAP vs LAZ Dream11: Lazio travels to the legendary, Diego Armando Maradona Stadium to take on Napoli in the Serie A. Napoli can potentially enter the Champions League spots over Juventus in 4th place with a win. They also have 7 wins from their last 10 games and their last fixture was a 1-1 draw to Inter. Lazio are can all but seal their Europa League spot should they get all 3 points against Napoli. Simone Inzaghi’s side is on a 5-game winning streak in Serie A. They convincingly beat Benevento 5-3 last weekend and will look to carry on that form when they make the trip to Naples.

Date: 23rd April, Friday
Kick-Off: 12:15 am (IST)
Venue: Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Naples

Serie A Table: Napoli is in 5th place with Lazio in 6th.

WATCH Serie A Live Stream and Match Score on Sony Sports Network/SonyLiv in India

Recent Form
Napoli: WWLWD
Lazio: LWWWW

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Napoli – 3
Draw – 0
Lazio – 2

NAP vs LAZ Today Match Prediction Details

Napoli News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Gennaro Gattuso is without any new absentees through injuries as David Ospina and Faouzi Ghoulam miss out again.
• Diego Demme picked up his 5th booking of the season against Inter and will be suspended for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Napoli should start with about the same team that drew to Inter as they line up in a 4-2-3-1.
• Tiemoue Bakayoko should play in the midfield pivot to replace the suspended Diego Demme.
• Dries Mertens could be handed a start over Victor Osimhen.

Napoli Starting XI (likely)

Alex Meret (GK)
Giovanni Di Lorenzo
Kalidou Koulibaly
Konstantinos Manolas
Mario Rui
Fabian
Tiemoue Bakayoko
Matteo Politano
Piotr Zielinski
Lorenzo Insigne
Dries Mertens

Lazio News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Gonzalo Escalante picked up a muscular injury over the weekend and will be unavailable for this game.
• Luiz Felipe will continue his time on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Adam Marusic should be granted a start in wing-back as Patric starts in defence.
• Rest of the lineup should be the same as the team that faced Benevento.
• Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa should spearhead the attack.

Lazio Starting XI (likely)

Pepe Reina (GK)
Patric
Francesco Acerbi
Stefan Radu
Manuel Lazzari
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
Lucas Leiva
Luis Alberto
Adam Marusic
Ciro Immobile
Joaquin Correa

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Lorenzo Insigne – Lorenzo Insigne has consistently been one of Napoli’s best players for years now and continues that with 15 goals and 5 assists this season. He has created 52 chances, pulled off 38 shots on target and completed 53 dribbles at a 60% completion rate owing to his pace.

Ciro Immobile – Immobile has been excellent again this season with 16 goals and 4 assists so far. He also bagged a brace against Benevento in their previous fixture and will be looking to go again. Immobile has created 42 chances, had 39 shots on target and also completed 55% of his attempted dribbles.

Differential Pick

Piotr Zielinski – Starting down the middle in attacking midfield, Piotr Zielinski will look to dictate all of Napoli’s attacks. He has 6 goals and 7 assists in Serie A this season and bagged an assist as Napoli beat Sampdoria last week. He has also created 42 chances and completed an impressive 51 successful dribbles at a 62% completion rate. The Polish international has also maintained a pass accuracy of 86% all through the season despite predominantly playing in the final third. Surrounded by players like Insigne, Mertens and Politano, Zielinski will have no problems in linking up in attacks.

NAP vs LAZ Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Meret
Defenders – Koulibaly, Di Lorenzo, Marusic, Radu
Midfielders – Insigne (C), Zielinski, Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic
Forwards – Mertens, Immobile (VC)

Likely Winner:

The NAP vs LAZ Today Match Prediction will be a close contest as both sides are in great form with a lot to play for. Lazio has a game in hand over Napoli and can eventually overtake them and go within touching distance of the Champions League spots. Napoli has the better record in terms of goals, having scored 66 in comparison to Lazio’s 51 while only conceding 35, compared to Lazio’s 41. A draw seems like the ideal result between the two sides based on the current form but the outcome will be decided on the finer margins.

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