Genoa is visiting Napoli, where it won the beginning of 2012 for the last time. Since then, the team from Naples won nine of the twelve games, including the last three.
Genoa was one of the big surprises of this seasonal start. It took four victories in the first six games and striker Piatek stood out thanks to nine goals in his first seven league matches. Hereafter, a series of four games followed, with three heavy opponents. Genoa was the first to take Juventus points, and the two teams from Milan failed. Especially against Inter, it did not stand a chance, with Piatek on the bench and Criscito not on due to a suspension, Genoa was spanked 5-0. Only in the home game against Udinese could a victory be expected, but Genoa gave away twice a lead and came off well after it came with ten men.
Thanks to the good start of the season, Genoa is still in a perfect twelfth place and, after this game against Napoli, opponents of equal or lesser level are on the program (Sampdoria, Torino and SPAL) can be looked up again. However, Piatek will have to be sharper for the goal, in the last four games he did not manage to score.
Napoli is currently competing with Inter for second place, at an appropriate distance from Juventus (six points more) and with competitors AC Milan and Lazio four points behind. In the past few weeks Napoli worked on a heavy schedule and did so with good results. So rightly won from Liverpool, won without problems from Sassuolo, Udinese and Empoli and dragged against AS Roma in the last minute a more than deserved draw from the fire. There was also the diptych against Paris Saint Germain, in which Napoli earned a point twice. Because the Red Star also participates well and four points have already been collected at home, nothing has yet been decided in the group.
Ancelotti looked back with satisfaction at the game against PSG: “In the first half we were too cautious and we were busy stopping the supply of Neymar and Di Maria to Mbappe, in the second half we played for twenty minutes highest level and we could check well afterwards.We have surprised everyone, but are not yet in the last sixteen. ”
PREDICTION: Napoli to win @ 1.55