The Serie A game at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday sees hosts Napoli taking on opponents Benevento.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Napoli v Benevento game - plus the latest match odds.
Napoli won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 4-2 Serie A loss in their previous game against Atalanta.
In that game, SSC Napoli had 53% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for SSC Napoli was Piotr Zieliński (58'). Atalanta had 18 shots on goal with 5 on target. Duván Zapata (52'), Robin Gosens (64', 75' Own goal), Luis Muriel (71') and Cristian Romero (79') scored for Atalanta.
Gennaro Gattuso's SSC Napoli have found the net 5 times over their preceding 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures is 11.
Ahead of this meeting, SSC Napoli are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Last time out, Benevento drew 0-0 in the Serie A tie with Roma.
In that game, Benevento had 28% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 on target. Roma got 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Benevento have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 12 goals overall. Defensively, Benevento have not been doing too well.
Going into this one, Benevento haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring the two was Serie A match day 5 on 25/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Benevento 1-2 SSC Napoli.
In that match, Benevento had 34% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Roberto Insigne (30').
For their opponents, SSC Napoli had 19 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Lorenzo Insigne (60') and Andrea Petagna (67') scored.
The match was refereed by Daniele Doveri.
Team News: Napoli
Elseid Hysaj (Calf Problems), Diego Demme (Hamstring Injury), Konstantinos Manolas (Distortion of the ankle), Andrea Petagna (Unknown Injury) and Hirving Lozano (Hamstring Injury) will be missing for Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso.
Team News: Benevento
Benevento boss Filippo Inzaghi has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Gaetano Letizia (Leg Injury), Iago Falque (Unknown Injury), Riccardo Improta (Unknown Injury) and Bryan Dabo (Unknown Injury) will not be playing here.
Our feeling is that Benevento should have enough to put one past this Napoli outfit, however it probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Napoli at the end of the match. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (54,726)
Captain: Lorenzo Insigne
Chairman: Aurelio De Laurentiis
Manager: Gennaro Gattuso
Competitions: Serie A position 7, Supercoppa (Final), Europa League (Round of 32)
⭐ Star Player: Lorenzo Insigne
Customarily taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Lorenzo Insigne was born in Napoli, Italy. After having played his first senior match for SSC Napoli in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Forward has contributed 10 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 19 appearances.