Runaway Serie A leaders Napoli will kick off the weekend league games on Friday with a home match against fourth-place Lazio.

Runaway Serie A leaders Napoli will kick off the weekend league games on Friday with a home match against fourth-place Lazio.

Napoli are on an impressive 8-game winning streak in the league and are sitting pretty at the top of the Italian top flight with 65 points.

Their closest challengers Inter Milan have 47 points and they look primed to win a first Serie A title since 1990.

Lazio on the other hand have the chance to go into second place if they can muster a win here after losing 2-1 in the reverse fixture.

Napoli have now won 21 and lost just one of their 24 league fixtures, scoring 58 goals and conceding just 15.

Lazio are coming off a 1-0 victory against Sampdoria and are seeking a third consecutive win that would see them cement their top four place.

Lazio are behind only Juventus for clean sheets kept in Serie A this season, partly compensating for Ciro Immobile’s lack of form and fitness.

Napoli are unbeaten at home in Serie A this season, dropping points in just one of the 11 games.

Napoli have kept clean sheets in six of their nine league games in 2023 while Lazio have kept clean sheets in their last four games in all competitions.

The hosts have the best defensive record in Serie A this term conceding 15 goals in 24 games while the visitors have the second-best record, conceding 19 goals.

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What time does Napoli vs Lazio start?

The game kicks off at 10:45pm Kenyan time at the Armando Diego Maradona Stadium.

Napoli vs Lazio team news

Mathias Olivera is set to come into the starting XI following the dismissal of Mario Rui in the last game.

Matteo Politano is also set to come into the line-up, replacing Hirving Lozano while Eljf Elmas retains his starting role.

Serie A top scorer Victor Osimhen will look to score in his ninth successive game as he leads the attacking line.

For the visitors, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Mattia Zaccagni are back from illness and will both feature from the start.

The rest of the team is likely to remain unchanged with Immobile primed to lead the attack.

Napoli vs Lazio head to head

The two teams have squared off 162 times in all competitions, with Napoli being dominant with 63 wins. The visitors have been victorious on 49 occasions and 50 games have ended in draws.

Napoli vs Lazio current form

The hosts have won all their last 5 games, scoring 14 goals and conceding none while Lazio have won three times in that duration, losing once and drawing another.

Napoli vs Lazio prediction

The last 3 games between these two sides have produced over 2.5 goals and this one is expected to remain the same. Though, Napoli are tipped as favorites to stretch their winning run.

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