Napoli hosts Parma
Napoli hosts Parma at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in a match from the 20th round of the Serie A. Are you ready to take a look at it with us in this preview?
Napoli are 6th in the standings with 34 points, but this is not enough for them – their main goal is a Top 4 finish and another season in the Champions League. Right now the Azzurri are just two points behind the 4th Juventus, so they are in a good place to chase this goal. What they must do is be as consistent as they could be.
That’s not what Napoli did in their last game. Gennaro Gattuso’s team faced Hellas Verona away from home and didn’t make a good performance losing with 1-3. Hirving Lozano actually opened the score for Napoli, but Gattuso’s team crumbled and conceded three times after this.
During the week Napoli had a Coppa Italia game against Spezia, so we shall see if this is going to be a factor for their next league match.
Parma probably didn’t expect to have such a bad season so far. The Crusaders are usually around the middle of the standings, but now they are in the relegation zone being 19th with just 13 points won so far. The truth is Parma won just two matches so far and this explains why they are in such a situation.
Four losses in their last five matches – this is how Parma are doing so far. In their last game the Crusaders hosted Sampdoria at the Ennio Tardini, but after a poor performance suffered a 0-2 defeat. Samp scored their goals in the first half and didn’t have problems to close the game.
That’s the preview for the Serie A game between Napoli and Parma at the Diego Armando Maradona. Napoli are a huge favourite here, so it’d be surprising if they don’t take the three points.