Serie A is one of the most competitive leagues in the world and Napoli have been competing amongst the winning circles for a number of years. Talent is in abundance at Napoli in the form of three notable players Osimhen, Mertens and Koulibaly. The latter has been linked with a move to the EPL in recent seasons without any transfer materialising he maintains professionalism, performing week to week for a strong Serie A outfit. Although Napoli remain a good side in Serie A, they have not seemed strong enough to be a Serie A winning side with their strength in squad depth constantly questioned.
Napoli: Tactics & Principles
Insigne is extremely important to this Napoli side and when he is not available Napoli seems to be a different side. Predominantly they attack down the left with Insigne’s searing pace and ability to go inside or outside of his man. Dries Mertens is another player of unparalleled importance to the Napoli tactics with the Belgium player able to carve defenses with his ability to ghost past players in the final third. Napoli seems to be a team that throws caution to the wind attacking fluidly and committing men forward. Their weakness is defensive, committing men forward the way Napoli does, requires a strong spine and they are caught on the counter many a time.
Napoli: Serie A PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
Despite Napoli being a highly regarded Serie A side, they have only won the Championship twice in their club history. It would be worth noting that the only two wins of Serie A came when Napoli had a certain Diego Maradona in their ranks! Consistency is key for any side looking to win a domestic league and Napoli can be questioned for their yo-yo performances in recent seasons. The spine of Koulibaly, Osimhen, and Mertens is of the most crucial importance. (Click to read our latest Serie A betting tips and predictions for today and this week).
Betway currently has the A Serie odds of 13.00, making them the fourth favourite.
Napoli: Europa League PREDICTIONS & what to Expect
Napoli will be competing against some huge clubs for the Europa League title. Despite being overshadowed by some formidable club histories in Europe they should be considered as a very strong outside bet, given their style of play. Cup competitions tend to be good opportunities for attacking sides. If Napoli can keep their star players fit they will do well in the Europa League and I expect them to be competing in the final stages of the competition. (Read our latest Europa League Betting tips, odds, and predictions).
Bet365 currently has Napoli’s odds at 17.00 to win the Europa League
Napoli: Coppa Italia PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
Napoli have won this competition a number of times and could be considered a strong proposition to win it again this season. As mentioned in Europe, their ability to keep their star players fit will be an important factor for Napoli. Without the likes of Osimhen and Mertens starting their odds will be diminished game to game. Monitoring the performances of other sides in the competition will be important for Napoli also as clubs playing in Europe will champion their European endeavours over the domestic cups.