Probable Lineups

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

(72) 57 Goals 14 (27)
(52) 35 Assists 8 (16)
(6.8) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
29.7 Average Age 29.1
182 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 6.96
Hugo Campagnaro Doubtful 7.59
Player Reason Status Rating
Lucas Chiaretti Out N/A
Jonathas Out 6.15
Juan Quintero Out 6.86
Ante Vukusic Out 6.23
Giuseppe Colucci Out 6.84
Manuele Blasi Out 6.28
Luca Savelloni Out N/A
Antonio Balzano Out 7.02

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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