Probable Lineups

3-4-1-2
3-5-1-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(72) 57 Goals 14 (27)
(19) 11 Assists 1 (3)
(6.8) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.6)
29.8 Average Age 29.1
182.1 Average Height (cm) 182.8
(1) 1.3 Shots pg 0.8 (0.9)
(53%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 52% (47%)
(0.9) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.6)
(1.8) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Goran Pandev Out 6.97030303030303
Hugo Campagnaro Doubtful 7.6575
Player Reason Status Rating
Lucas Chiaretti Out N/A
Jonathas Out 6.18083333333333
Juan Quintero Out 6.89588235294118
Ante Vukusic Out 6.29421052631579
Giuseppe Colucci Out 6.89454545454545
Manuele Blasi Out 6.32416666666667
Luca Savelloni Out N/A
Antonio Balzano Out 7.04653846153846

Team News

  • Campagnaro may miss the match against Pescara. In that case, Britos would join the defence with Gamberini moving to the right.
  • Cavani will be back and Insigne will play alongside him, given Pandev's injury.
  • Hamsik will play between attack and midfield as usual making it a 3-4-1-2.
  • A number of injuries and the difficulty of the match will probably make Bergodi field a defensive 3-5-1-1.
  • Abbruscato is pretty much the only reliable option up front, and he wil supported by Weiss.
  • Romagnoli and Bocchetti are favoured over Cosic to play in the three-man defence.

Prediction

  • Napoli have failed to win their last two home matches, but they did pick up impressive points away from the San Paolo. Hosting Pescara will be the perfect chance to get back to winning at home and keep chasing Juventus. Should the Bianconeri not win the derby, the first place dream will be given an extra boost to the supporters and players.
  • Three defeats in a row, last place in the table and a trip to Napoli just when the Partenopei are back at full power make Pescara an easy target for the hosts: the fans' support will be overwhelming and Bergodi's troops will have to make an extraordinary effort just to stay in the match past half time.
  • Expect Napoli to press hard and take an early lead, while Pescara will probably try to defend compactly and drag the match into the second half still in the balance. Should they succeed, then Napoli may even get impatient and commit errors.
Prediction:
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