Napoli v Cagliari Fri 19:45
Currently enjoying a seven-match unbeaten streak, Napoli will look to continue recent success when they play hosts to Cagliari on Friday as Bet365 make Walter Mazzarri odds on favourites to pick up three points at the Stadio San Paolo.
The Azzurri have won their last five outings across all competitions that include a comfortable 3-1 victory over Chelsea in the Champions League.
Ezequiel Lavezzi was the star in that particular clash but the Holy Trinity have remained in their inspirational form from last season with Marek Hamsik providing the usual ammunition to his teammates, not least of which is striker Edinson Cavani.
The Uruguayan international hitman has already netted on 24 occasions this campaign and will confident of adding to that tally this week when he faces up against 15th placed Cagliari.
The Rossoblu will strive to cage a potent Napoli attack and with the sixth best away defence in Serie A, Even the likes of Cavani will find it difficult to unlock the Cagliari backline.
Despite their league position, Davide Ballardini’s side have only conceded an average of 1.31 goals per game when performing away from home this term, making for a decent prospect when the two clubs meet on Friday.
The home team have statistics going in their favour also however, and can boast scoring an average of 1.85 goals per game when playing at the Stadio San Paolo.
Walter Mazzarri’s side will feel confident that they can defend their aggregate lead when they travel to Stamford Bridge in their Champions League second leg later this month, but gaining access to next year’s competition is surely just as important.
Napoli currently sit in fifth spot just three points off the European qualification spots and with the third best goal difference in the Italian top flight, Cagliari may find it hard to stop them from improving on it this week.