Napoli – Spal : Preview & Prediction
Founded in 1926, Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli obtained its professional status 4 years later. With 2 championships, 6 cups, 2 super cups and 1 Europa League, Naples has a good reputation in Italy but also worldwide. Having seen players like Maradona, Hamsik, Cavani, Higuain or Mertens wearing the sky blue jersey has certainly contributed! This past decade, the Neapolitan club almost always finishes in the top 5, and has also finished runner-up in the last two editions of Serie A. This season has been more complicated, with conflicts between management and players, strikes , deductions from wages, etc. The club has just won the Italian Cup against Juventus, and is 6th in the standings. Napoli are close behind AS Roma and are aiming for a European Cup qualification!
The Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor, more commonly known as SPAL, is an Italian club founded in 1907 and then refounded three times (2005, 2012 and 2013). By finishing first in its championship in 2016-2017, SPAL joined Serie A for the following season, a level that the club had not reached since 1968! After finishing 17th then 13th, it is currently 18th and will have a hard time getting out of this quagmire. With 7 points behind Genoa, the first non-relegation, nothing is impossible but we will have to make a series of victories.
Naples is 12th at home in the league with 5 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses.
Napoli have scored 17 goals and conceded 18 in 13 Serie A home games this season.
SPAL is 19th in the away league with 3 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses.
SPAL have scored 9 goals and conceded more than double (24) in 14 Serie A away games this season.
Napoli’s home statistics are not telling, but the club are paying off a completely failed start to the season due to many problems. Before the confinement, the team was doing much better, and this has also been felt since the recovery (draw against Inter in the half cup then victory in the final against Juventus, then 0-2 victory in Verona in the league). SPAL, much too fragile and even more on the outside, should not hinder its opponent of the day. Naples victory! And for the most players, victory by more than two goals away from Naples!
Napoli – Spal : Betting Tips
Napoli – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70