SSC Napoli vs Benevento Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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SSC Napoli vs Benevento Match Prediction

By William Hall

Two teams separated by nearly the entire length of the table meet in Naples on Sunday when current second place side Napoli welcome bottom club Benevento in Serie A action. Napoli come off the back of a 0-3 win in Bologna and a 2-1 loss away to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. Benevento had a 0-1 loss at home last weekend to Torino. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The only two times Napoli and Benevento have made previously were back in the Serie C in 2004/05. Because Napoli soon thereafter climbed the ladder, they left Benevento behind. It's been a huge accomplishment just for the away side to reach this division, but they will be outmatched mightily by this very strong Napoli side, even after a tough away match in Ukraine in the Champions League in midweek.

Napoli -3 handicap is at 2/1

Dries Mertens to score in the first half is at 15/8

SSC Napoli saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

SSC Napoli are undefeated in all of their last 4 games against Benevento

Benevento saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Benevento saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against SSC Napoli

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

SSC Napoli Form Guide

SSC Napoli Team Logo

SSC Napoli

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

18-03-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

31-03-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Serie A

ChievoVerona Team Logo ChievoVerona

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

15-04-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-04-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

22-04-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Serie A

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Serie A

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-05-2018

Serie A

Crotone Team Logo Crotone

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Benevento Form Guide

Benevento Team Logo

Benevento

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

31-03-2018

Serie A

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 6 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

04-04-2018

Serie A

Hellas Verona Team Logo Hellas Verona

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

15-04-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

18-04-2018

Serie A

Atalanta Team Logo Atalanta

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

29-04-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Serie A

SPAL 2013 Team Logo SPAL 2013

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-05-2018

Serie A

ChievoVerona Team Logo ChievoVerona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

SSC Napoli Preview

Napoli will come into this match a little bit tired after all of their exertion over the last few weeks. The games were coming thick and fast before the break, and then many players went on to play in international football before they returned for this set of two Serie A fixtures sandwiching Champions League play. However, they should be able to cope well with it due to their quality and squad depth. They have won all three Serie A matches, including last Sunday's 0-3 win at Bologna. They were made to wait for a while, but Jose Callejon inspired them to victory with a goal in in the 66th minute and an assist on Piotr Zielinki's goal in the 88th minute. In between those goals was a 83rd minute effort from Dries Mertens. On Wednesday, they went to Ukraine to face Shakhtar and they lost 2-1. It was a poor performance from goalkeeper Pepe Reina as they let in goals from Taison (15th minute) and Facundo Ferreyra (58th minute) to give the home side a 2-0 lead. Napoli would get one back from the spot via Arkadiusz Milik, but he would waste another glorious chance to see them drop points.

SSC Napoli Team News

Experienced midfielder Camilo Zuniga remains out via suspension, though he doesn't look to be a good fit for the current Napoli side. After coming off the bench in midweek, expect to see Dries Mertens back up top as a starter as the change in tactics just did not work in Ukraine to their liking.

Benevento Preview

Benevento knew coming into the season that they were going to have a lot of struggles, and that they would be one of the contenders for relegation straight away. The early matches always seem to be toughest as well, seeing as how they just seemingly stopped playing after Serie B wrapped up late into the summer months. After that Coppa Italia loss, they have three straight Serie A losses as well. They fell to Bologna before the break, and they fell at home to Torino 0-1 last Sunday. They were desperately close to obtaining a point from the affair after having held Torino all match long, but Iago Falque struck them with a late 93rd minute winner to break their hearts.

Benevento Team News

Right midfield man Fabrizio Melara remains under suspension until the end of the year for Benevento No other issues will be faced in terms of selection for them as they try to pull the upset on Napoli.

SSC Napoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Benevento Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

SSC Napoli vs Benevento Sidelined Players

SSC Napoli
Benevento
21 Andrea Costa Injured
10 Amato Ciciretti Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Pepe Reina 188 92
23 LB Elseid Hysaj 182 70
33 CD Raul Albiol 190 82
26 CD Kalidou Koulibaly 195 89
31 RB Faouzi Ghoulam 186 78
5 CM Allan 173 73
8 CM Jorginho 180 60
17 CM Marek Hamsik 183 79
7 LF Jose Maria Callejon 179 73
14 CF Dries Mertens 169 61
24 RF Lorenzo Insigne 163 59
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Vid Belec 193 83
23 LB Lorenzo Venuti - -
5 CD Fabio Lucioni 182 72
88 CD Luca Antei 188 77
17 RB Gianluca Di Chiara 185 80
13 CM Raman Chibsah 178 72
87 LM Cristiano Lombardi 180 75
77 RM Achraf Lazaar 184 67
14 CM Nicolas Viola 181 75
90 CF Samuel Armenteros 178 80
11 CF Massimo Coda 184 72