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A look at the table of the highest Italian league still reveals what everyone feared before the season. Juventus leads Serie A by a wide margin. A total of eleven points is the lead on Naples. But even these are unassailable on the second place ranking. Nine points would have to catch up with Inter Milan to even get close to the Neapolitans. Due to these many clearly-defined roles, the duel between “The Best of the Rest” (Naples) will take place on Sunday. “We still hope for Europe” (Turin FC).
The hosts from Naples are full on Champions League course. The lead over a place that does not qualify for the premier class is a whole 14 points. On the other hand, there are still 45 points to be awarded. Should Juventus weaken again, it would be a good idea not to break the gap. The guests from northern Italy are to be found in eighth only in the upper third, but since in the A series, this middle region is very densely populated, the gap in fourth place is only a meager five meters. With a win in Naples, “Il Toro” could thus continue to dream of the premier class. For the bookies, the match between Napoli and Turin FC, according to odds, is a clear thing. Naples is the clear favorite in the race. The start of the game at Stadio San Paolo is at 19:30.
For more than half a year, Carlo Ancelotti has been the scepter at SSC Napoli. After the changing of the guard by Maurizio Sarri, there was great hope to get out of the shadow of the “old lady”. After several second and third placements in recent years, Naples is craving a national championship title. The start of the season was also promising. Six of the first seven games were won. The 1: 3 defeat against Juventus Turin then set the course but quickly back towards the second place. Naples has been in the ungrateful runner-up spot for 12 consecutive matches. In 23 league games Naples was able to celebrate 16 successes in the current season. In addition, there are four draws and three defeats. Despite this very good yield, the Ancelotti team has only the fourth best attack in the league. With only 42 goals scored, the hosts were eight times less than the most offensive team in Serie A, Atalanta Bergamo.
One reason for this is certainly the last bad chance utilization. Napoli has not converted many goals in almost every game in recent days or weeks. For example, a 0-0 against Florence looks very scoreless, but twelve shots on the ground actually speak a different language. Napoli have played 62 shots in their last four outings, with a meager three goals in their 3-0 win against Sampdoria. In the Europa League, the Ancelotti-Eleven now showed in slightly improved form and was able to net from ten shots on goal finally three times. The southern Italians continue this series, should wait for Turin’s defense a hard day’s work.
Last year, “Il Toro” reached tenth place and a place in the irrelevant midfield was achieved. Also in the year before, nothing special was proved with the ninth place. In the three years before, the picture is similar to the table positions twelve, nine and seven. But this year it seems as if the club from the Piedmont region could achieve something big. Only five points would have to be made up to a Champions League and only four points for a Europa League place.
The seven-time Italian champion has the comparatively good position, especially thanks to the performance of recent weeks. The Mazzarri-Elf has collected a respectable 12 points in the last six games. With such a point cut one would always have fought for the European top class in the past years. In addition, the very orderly defensive department has a large share. With just 22 goals, Turin is the fifth-best defender of the Serie A. Partly responsible for this is the beginning of the season from Genoa committed center-back Armando Izzo. Almost every match he has completed so far. How important he is was also shown in the duel against the Roma. Here Izzo was yellowed; promptly it hailed a defeat after previously very appealing performances. What additionally speaks for the Mazzarri-Elf, is the own Auswärtsstärke. Only one of the twelve previously played away games was lost (2: 3 against Roma AS, Izzo was missing yellowed).
The odds are that Torino FC will continue to earn points as the season progresses. Whether it will be enough in the end for the longed for European place remains to be seen. Because with Naples not someone waits, but the Italian runner-up. Then there will be a hotly contested duel against the current team, Atalanta Bergamo. So that in the end not a place in ungrateful midfield gets around, at least a point win in Naples would be advisable.
Napoli vs Torino head to head matches
23.09.18 SA Torino Napoli 1 : 3
06.05.18 SA Napoli Torino 2 : 2
16.12.17 SA Torino Napoli 1 : 3
14.05.17 SA Torino Napoli 0 : 5
18.12.16 SA Napoli Torino 5 : 3