Napoli vs Frosinone – Dries Mertens to lead hosts to victory in Naples

Partenopei to continue pursuit of leaders with win over Serie A strugglers
Napoli vs Frosinone Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Napoli tipped to keep up chase of leaders with win over Frosinone (Getty Images)

Napoli vs Frosinone Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Napoli are set to secure a comfortable win over Frosinone when both teams square off in a Serie A fixture at the Stadio San Paolo. The hosts are unbeaten at home this season and should outclass the strugglers on Saturday.

SSC Napoli Form & Team News

Napoli are second in the Serie A as they continue to chase champions Juventus at the top of the standings. Carlo Ancelotti's men have claimed 10 wins from 14 matches this season and are eight points behind the leaders.

The Naples based club earned a 2-1 victory away at Atalanta in a Monday night fixture in Serie A to strengthen their hold on second position. They took an early lead through Fabian Ruiz and had to wait until the 85th minute before Arkadiusz Milik scored the winner. 

With Napoli set to enter a busy schedule of matches in the coming days, the manager is likely to rotate his team in a bid to keep his key players fresh. Milik could be handed a start after comnig off the bench to score on Monday night while Dries Mertens will be looking to add to his tally of seven goals this season.

Arkadiusz Milik is set to start for Napoli after scoring the winner last time out (Getty Images)

Frosinone Calcio Form & Team News 

The Canaries are having a torrid campaign this term with just one win in 14 Serie A matches. They have also suffered eight defeats and have been part of the bottom three since the start of the season.

Moreno Longo's team travel to Naples off the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Cagliari in their previous outing in the league. They struck early in the first half through Francesco Cassata but were unable to hold on and conceded the equaliser 13 minutes from time.

Frosinone will be without top scorer Camillo Ciano who is ruled out of Saturday's clash with a hamstring injury. Cassata, Daniel Ciofani and Joel Campbell are set to continue in attack having combined for just three goals this season.

Napoli vs Frosinone Head-to-Head 

Napoli have never been beaten in this fixture having earned five wins and two draws in seven previous matches against Frosinone. The Naples based club did the double over their opponents last season, claiming a 5-1 victory away from home before triumphing 4-0 at the Stadio San Paolo.

Napoli vs Frosinone Match Up 

Napoli have one of the best forward lines in the league with 28 goals scored already this season. Mertens has been one of the stars for the hosts and should carry the attacking threat on Saturday alongside Milik and Jose Callejon.

Frosinone look set to struggle without their top scorer with Ciano still sidelined with injury. They are not expected to get any joy against the Napoli defence.

Napoli forward Dries Mertens has scored four goals in his last five home matches (Getty Images)

Napoli vs Frosinone Key Statistics

  • Napoli have won 6 of their last 8 home matches (Serie A).
  • Napoli have kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 6 home matches (Serie A).
  • Napoli's Dries Mertens has scored 4 goals in his last 5 home matches (Serie A).
  • Frosinone have lost 5 of their last 7 matches against Napoli (All Competitions).
  • Frosinone have failed to score in 6 of their last 8 away matches (Serie A).

Napoli vs Frosinone Verdict

Napoli have a superb record over Frosinone which is expected to continue on Saturday. They should secure a comfortable win in this one with Dries Mertens also tipped to get on the score sheet.

Best Bet: Napoli Win to Nil @ 1.78 – 5 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Dries Mertens @ 4.45 – 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Napoli Win 3-0 @ 7.00 – 1 Unit
Tolu Shotade 09 December 2018

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