Napoli vs Lazio lineups: Where to watch Victor Osimhen in Nigeria

Napoli vs Lazio lineups: Where to watch Victor Osimhen in Nigeria
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Napoli vs Lazio will see Victor Osimhen back in action for matchday 3 of the 2023/24 Serie A season.

Having found out who they will face in the UEFA Champions League on Thursday, they will now turn their attention towards their domestic duties.

Osimhen, who is currently leading their goalscoring charts as expected after two matchdays, will be expected to add another goal to his collection. He is now on a journey to 200 club goals after netting his 100th against Sassuolo.

Napoli vs Lazio comes up on Saturday 2 September 2023. Read on for more match information.

Napoli vs Lazio preview and team news

Napoli vs Lazio is a match that Osimhen will be wary about. The 24-year-old striker has had some difficulty in the past against the Biancocelesti.

His most recent memory is in the March 2023 fixture where the capital club halted his scoring run, which affected him for a while before he picked himself back up to win the 2023/24 Capocannoniere award.

However, Napoli have not lost to Lazio since 2016, which also gives Rudi Garcia a motive to grind out a win by all means necessary.

This season, Napoli vs Lazio is a clash of the top two teams from last season which means that Lazio have an even bigger motivation to prove that they are better than their hosts. Lazio are also yet to earn any points this season, having lost their opening two matches. They will be a dangerous opponent for Rudi Garcia’s side.

The Frenchman has added the talents of Jesper Lindstrøm to his team and the attacking midfielder who many compare to Bayern Munich legend Thomas Müller. The Dane could make his debut against Lazio.

Hirving Lozano returned to PSV Eindhoven after three seasons at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium but Kvicha Kvaratskhelia’s return could happen against Lazio, albeit from the bench.

Lazio added the talents of Matteo Guendouzi during the week but it is unlikely that the Frenchman will start immediately against Napoli. Pedro is also a doubt for Lazio no thanks to an ankle injury he is dealing with.

Napoli vs Lazio lineups and predictions

Napoli vs Lazio lineups

Based on the team news, here is what we think Napoli vs Lazio starting XIs will look like.

Napoli

Goalkeeper: Alex Meret

Defenders: Mathias Olivera, Amir Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Giovanni Di Lorenzo

Midfielders: Stanislav Lobotka, Andre-Frank Zambo-Anguissa, Piotr Zielinski

Forwards: Matteo Politano, Giacomo Raspadori, Victor Osimhen.

Lazio

Goalkeeper: Ivan Provedel

Defenders: Manuel Lazzari, Nicolò Casale, Alessio Romagnoli, Adam Marušić

Midfielders: Daichi Kamada, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto

Forwards: Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile, Mattia Zaccagni.

Napoli vs Lazio prediction

Based on Lazio’s form in the opening two matches of the 2023/24 season, Napoli are expected to coast to a straight win against their visitors. The fact that Lazio have only three wins against Napoli from their last 13 matches in all competitions and the fact that Napoli have the highest number of shots on target so far this season gives credence to this prediction.

However, this Napoli vs Lazio fixture will see Lazio defend with their lives thanks to the unfriendly record and their finish on the log last season.

Napoli vs Lazio: 2-1

Where to watch Napoli vs Lazio in Nigeria

Multichoice Africa, home of DStv and GOtv, is the biggest broadcast partner of most of the world’s top leagues in Africa including Serie A. The match will be played at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium and Nigerians can watch it a 7:45 AM.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

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