Lazio face Napoli in Round 5 of the 2022-23 Serie A season.
The match is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 3 September 2022. The match venue is Stadio Olimpico, Roma.
Latest odds on betting sites
Lazio to win odds are priced at 2.90 (+190 American; 19/10 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while Napoli to win odds are priced at 2.40 (+140; 7/5).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Lazio — 33%, draw — 30%, Napoli — 37%.
Latest betting odds on Lazio vs Napoli (3 September 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.0, +0.5) on Lazio — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
- Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Napoli — 2.08 (+108; 27/25)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.57 (-175; 4/7)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.25 (+125; 5/4)
Match preview and statistics
Lazio have two wins and two draws in the four matches played. They are sixth in the league with eight points and a +3 goal difference.
The Eagles drew 1-1 with Sampdoria in the last match. Ciro Immobile put Lazio up in the 21st minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic with a through ball.
Manolo Gabbiadini equalized in the 90+2 minute with a shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tomas Rincon with the through ball. Things didn’t just go in Lazio’s way with the late equalizer.
Team statistics: 56% possession, 1.51 expected goals, 13 total shots, four big chances, six shots on target, 552 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, 10 fouls committed, two offsides, seven corners and three yellow cards.
Lazio team news: Pedro Rodriguez is sidelined due to a sprained ankle.
Napoli have eight points and a +7 goal difference in the league table ahead of this Gameweek. In the league matches played, Gli Azzurri have two wins and two draws. They drew 1-1 with Lecce in their last league game.
Alex Meret prevented them from going down 0-1 in the 25th minute as he saved Lorenzo Colombo’s penalty attempt. Eljif Elmas opened the scores two minutes after with a shot from the middle of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Matteo Politano.
Into half of an hour, Colombo was able to find the back of the net as he levelled the scores. He scored with a shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Morten Hjilmand with a headed pass.
Team statistics: 77% possession, 2.11 expected goals, 19 total shots, three big chances, seven shots on target, 569 accurate passes, 87% pass accuracy, seven fouls committed, four offsides, six corners and one yellow card.
Napoli team news: Adam Ounas and Diego Demme are sidelined due to injuries.
Lazio vs Napoli H2H
Napoli have won the previous three matches against Lazio. They won 2-1 in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Lazio projected starting lineup:
- Ivan Provedel
- Manuel Lazzari
- Alessio Romagnoli
- Adam Marusic
- Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
- Danilo Cataldi
- Luis Alberto
- Felipe Anderson
- Ciro Immobile
- Mattia Zaccagni
Ciro Immobile is the key player to watch out for. The attacker has two goals and an assist in four league games. Immobile scored a goal in their last match against Sampdoria. The Italian striker should be able to get on the scoresheet.
Napoli projected started lineup:
- Alex Meret
- Giovanni Di Lorenzo
- Amir Rrahmani
- Min-Jae Kim
- Mathias Olivera
- Stanislav Lobotka
- Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa
- Piotr Zielinksi
- Hirving Lozano
- Kvicha Kvaratskhelia
- Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen is the key player to watch out for. He has gone two games without scoring in the league. A response is expected from the striker in this match. Osimhen has two goals and an assist so far.
Prediction and betting tips
Lazio and Napoli are in good form ahead of their matchup. Both teams have the same record in the league, two wins and two draws. Gli Azzurri have proven to be stronger than the Eagles in the previous h2h games, with three straight wins.
The prediction for this match is both teams to score (Yes) and Napoli to win. The visitors are in form right now and can take the away win. Lazio have the home advantage and should be able to score at least a goal. The chance of a clean sheet for either side is very low.
Betting prediction: BTTS + Win — Yes and Napoli to win
Odds: 5.00 (+400 American; 4/1 Fractional)