Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Prediction: Spezia vs Napoli

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, Serie A 2 Feb 2023


Prediction: Napoli to win 4-0

Best Odds: 16/1


Spezia and Napoli will face each other in Serie A this coming weekend. The match between the Aquile and I Partenopei will be held at Stadio Alberto Picco and is scheduled to kick off at 11:30am UK time on Sunday.


Spezia have done well in Serie A since winning promotion from Serie B. The Aquilotti ended up third in the 2019-20 Serie B campaign and won promotion via the playoffs. It was Spezia’s eighth successive season in the second division in Italian football. Spezia finished 15th in the Serie A table in 2020-21 and 16th in the standings in 2021-22. And it looks likely that they will end up in a similar position in the league table this time around.

Luca Gotti’s side are 17th in the Serie A table at the moment with 18 points from 20 matches. Spezia are five points above the relegation zone and two points behind 16th-placed Sassuolo. Now, of course, I Bianchi are in danger of getting relegated to Serie B at the end of the season, but they have been in similar situations in the past two seasons and have got the job done.

Spezia will head into the Serie A match against Napoli at Stadio Alberto Picco on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Bologna away from home in the league. It came after a 2-0 loss at the hands of AS Roma at home and followed a 5-2 hammering to Atalanta in Coppa Italia.

Team News:

Hosts Spezia are likely to line up in a 3-4-3 formation. Emmanuel Gyasi, Viktor Kovalenko and Kevin Agudelo will be the three forwards. Bartłomiej Drągowski will be in goal.


Napoli are having a wonderful season and look set to win the Serie A title this season. The Naples club have been the best and most consistent team in Italy, and unless they suffer a dramatic collapse in the final weeks and months of the season, the Scudetto is virtually theirs.

Luciano Spalletti’s side are at the top of the Serie A table at the moment with 53 points from 20 matches. Napoli are as many as 13 points clear of second-placed and former Italian champions Inter Milan. It is looking really hard for Napoli to actually lose the Scudetto right now.

Napoli have won their last four Serie A matches. Gli Azzurri will head into the match against Spezia on the back of a 2-1 victory over AS Roma at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Serie A. It came after a 2-0 victory over Salernitana at home in the league. Napoli’s last defeat in Serie A came way back on January 4 when they went down 1-0 to former Italian and European champions Inter at San Siro.

Team News:

Victor Osimhen will continue to lead the line for Napoli, who are likely to play in a 4-3-3 formation again. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Hirving Lozano will be the two wide players in attack. Stanislav Lobotka and Piotr Zielinski will play in midfield, while Alex Meret will stay in goal as always.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Spezia have lost their last 2 Serie A matches.
  • Spezia have won 1 of their last 5 Serie A matches.
  • Napoli have conceded 15 goals in 20 Serie A games.
  • Napoli have won their last 4 Serie A games.
  • Victor Osimhen has scored 14 goals in 16 Serie A matches for Napoli.


Napoli are on a roll now and have been the best team in Serie A so far this season. The former Italian champions are unlikely to be unperturbed by Spezia even on their own turf. Spezia are fighting for survival in Serie A and are unlikely to be a match for Napoli. It should be an easy win for the Naples-based outfit, who should be able to bang in a few goals and also keep a clean sheet, given how strong they are at the back.

Prediction: Napoli to win 4-0

Best Odds: 16/1



Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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