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Napoli start as favourites against inconsistent Lazio - get Serie A 2021-22 fantasy tips and predictions

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Serie A leaders Napoli (NAP) host Lazio (LAZ) in Matchday 14 at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in the early hours of Monday, November 29.

Under manager Luciano Spalletti, Napoli have made an incredible start to their new Serie A campaign, registering 10 wins, two draws and just one defeat in 13 matches so far. With 32 points on board, Gli Azzurri are currently leading the Serie A 2021-22 standings.

Lazio, on the other hand, have been inconsistent in the ongoing season of Serie A under new manager Maurizio Sarri. The White and Sky Blues have secured just six victories in 13 matches besides being involved in three draws and four losses. They are currently placed seventh in the standings with 21 points from 13 matches.

NAP vs LAZ Dream11 Prediction

Napoli have a superior head-to-head record against Lazio across all competitions, winning 60 matches played between these two sides. On the other hand, Lazio have managed 49 victories while 50 matches have ended in draws. The previous time these two teams met, Napoli defeated Lazio 5-2 in the last season of Serie A in April.

Going by recent form and home advantage, Napoli will start as favourites in their first meeting against Lazio in the Serie 2021-22 season.

NAP vs LAZ Dream11 team tips for Serie A 2021-22

Top tip: Best forward

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has been in staggering form for his side in the ongoing season. The Italian national football team forward has netted 13 goals in 16 matches across competitions including 10 goals in Serie A. He is currently the top-scorer in the Italian top flight and is likely to be a massive goal threat for Napoli.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz has been one of the standout players for Serie A league leaders Napoli. The 25-year-old has already accumulated 497 fantasy points and is a must-have in your fantasy team. In 16 appearances this season, Ruiz has bagged three goals and will look to control the midfield against Lazio on Monday.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Meanwhile, Napoli left-back Mario Rui will be the defender to watch out for. The defender has been in sensational for Napoli, amassing 475 fantasy points in 13 matches. The Gli Azzurri have conceded just seven goals in the ongoing season, eight less than second-placed AC Milan and Rui has played a big part in it.

On other hand, Napoli’s David Ospina pips Pepe Reina for the goalkeeper spot due to his great form this season that’s seen him concede just seven goals in 13 matches.

NAP vs LAZ probable playing XI

NAP probable XI (4-2-3-1): David Ospina; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Diego Demme; Hirving Lozano, Piotr Zielinski, Eljif Elmas; Andrea Petagna

LAZ probable XI (4-3-3): Pepe Reina; Manuel Lazzari, Luiz Felipe, Francesco Acerbi, Elseid Hysaj; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile, Pedro

Featured photo: Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP

 





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