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October 15, 2022 Sports Betting
The Serie A’s top team, Napoli, will return to domestic competition on Sunday when they host lowly Bologna at Stadio Maradona after another stunning performance in Europe.
After nine matches, Luciano Spalletti’s motivated team had already ripped Ajax to shreds in their most recent multiple-goal victory and was leading the Italian standings.
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Napoli is still undefeated this season, though that accomplishment pales in comparison to the long list of laudable displays they have put on over the past two months. They are now being mentioned as genuine Scudetto contenders and may even be candidates to advance to the latter stages of the Champions League.
The Partenopei completed a comprehensive double over their remaining Group A rivals on Wednesday by quickly building a two-goal lead inside of 20 minutes and defeating Ajax. They had already destroyed both Liverpool and Rangers.
Napoli has won 10 of their previous 12 games, and after defeating the same opponents in Amsterdam, they are already guaranteed a spot in the elite league of Europe’s nations.
Last week, when they faced newly-promoted Cremonese in Serie A, they delivered more carnage by scoring three times in the final 15 minutes to secure a victory and maintain their lead in the Italian top division.
With 61 goals scored at an average of 2.18 goals per game in the calendar year, Napoli has the greatest attacking numbers with the Azzurri’s opponents Milan posting the fewest points since the start of 2022.
Summer enlistments Giacomo Raspadori, Giovanni Simeone, and wing magician Khvicha Kvaratskhelia have all assimilated into Spalletti’s well-oiled machine, and recent results indicate that Bologna won’t have much of an opportunity to stop them on Sunday.
Bologna has lost all four of their previous league encounters with Napoli, going scoreless on three of those occasions, so history and their poor performance both work against them as they go south to Campania.
The Rossoblu lost points from a leading position once again last week, making it 11 times this season that they have effectively thrown away a lead after going ahead. However, they did at least gain something from the draw with winless Sampdoria last week.
The main reason for this is because, along with Inter and Verona, they have both given up the most goals in the second half, demonstrating their incapacity to close the back door after the break.
Bologna replaced the popular Sinisa Mihajlovic as coach with Thiago Motta, but there hasn’t been much improvement since the former was fired. As a result, they’re currently just above the relegation zone. The last time they had fewer points at this point in the season was about seven years ago.
Curiously, Motta has managed two Serie A games at Naples without losing, drawing with Genoa in 2019 and winning 1-0 with Spezia in December. This weekend, however, will require all of his acquired knowledge and undoubtedly a healthy dose of luck in order to continue such a trend.
Bologna has little offensive threat, therefore Napoli shouldn’t be prevented from extending their outstanding run of results this season—especially if Arnautovic is unable to start.
The hosts can utilize a variety of players up front with an increasingly deep roster; all of them ought to be too hot for their opponents to handle.