Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(72) 58 Goals 13 (34)
(52) 35 Assists 17 (25)
(6.8) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
30.5 Average Age 29.5
183.6 Average Height (cm) 179.7
(1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.1 (1)
(53%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 49% (49%)
(0.9) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.9) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.6 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Paolo Cannavaro Out 7.22
Gianluca Grava Out 6.94
Player Reason Status Rating
Abel Hernández Out 6.34
Andrea Mantovani Out 6.49
Massimo Donati Out 6.96
Josip Ilicic Out 7.16

Team News

  • Mazzarri has the usual problems in defence, though Britos has proven to be reliable in the centre and will be flanked by Gamberini and Campagnaro.
  • In midfield and attack the whole squad is available, with Armero already available after his signing from Udinese.
  • Dossena has made way for him in the squad travelling to Palermo.
  • Munoz is back available after his suspension, so he will take his place back in the starting XI together with Von Bergen and Aronica.
  • Dossena just moved from Napoli and he's already going to meet his previous team, playing on the left side.
  • As Ilicic is not available, Brienza will play behind the two forwards, Miccoli and Dybala.

Prediction

  • Napoli have managed to climb into third position and overtake Inter with a heavy victory over Roma last week, taking advantage of the Neroazzurri's defeat in Udine. However, Mazzarri needs to make sure the points keep coming as his limited options often prevent rotation and therefore performances may drop in the near future.
  • Palermo have only won three points on their travels this season, which is the worst away record in Serie A. Gasperini's side have also gone five matches without a win, in which the Rosanero have picked up just one point.
  • On the technical side, Napoli should have no problem in controlling the match, especially given the two teams' recent form. However, the Derby of the South has always been affected by more than just football, and nerves and heart will play a part. If the hosts are strong enough to control those elements, Napoli will easily get the victory.
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