Serie A Preview | Napoli vs. Spezia: Spalletti works to keep up pressure on Inter

by | Dec 21, 2021 18:08

Napoli are looking to keep up the pressure on Simone Inzaghi’s Inter when they host Spezia tomorrow evening, but Lorenzo Insigne has COVID.

The Partenopei sit only four points behind the Nerazzurri in the Serie A table and despite their injury crisis, picking up all three points is a must if they want to keep the gap to the Milanese club to a minimum.

An upset win would be key for Spezia, who sit only three points ahead of relegation candidates Genoa. The Ligurian side’s last win came in early November, when they beat Torino 1-0. Since then they have only picked up two points in their last six league outings.

Form Guide: Napoli (W L L D W) Spezia (D L D L L)

Stat fact: Napoli haven’t won any of their last eight league matches that were played on a Wednesday, drawing four and losing four. Their last win on a Wednesday came in July 2020, when they beat Genoa 2-1.

Probable line-ups

Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Mario Rui, Juan Jesus, Rrahmani, Di Lorenzo; Lobotka, Zambo Anguissa; Elmas, Zielinski, Lozano; Mertens

Suspended: None

Injured: Koulibaly, Fabian Ruiz, Insigne, Osimhen

On a yellow card: Mario Rui, Zambo Anguissa

Spezia (3-5-2): Provedel; Amian, Erlic, Nikolaou; Gyasi, Maggiore, Kiwior, Kovalenko, Reca; Antiste, Colley

Suspended: None

Injured: Leo Sena, Verde, Salcedo, Sala

On a yellow card: None

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