Napoli take on Torino today in an early evening match at the Stadio Olimpico Grande, looking to find a win after a draw against Fiorentina last weekend. This will be the perfect opportunity for Sarri’s team to make a statement under recent media scrutiny and prove that they can still challenge for the Scudetto race. Another important factor in this heated matchup is the return of Lorenzo Insigne who is back in the lineup after suffering an injury against Juventus and should be slotted back in the starting XI. This will be of significant help to the attacking trio as Napoli tend to perform better through their offensive build up plays on the left side of the pitch benefiting from Insigne’s exquisite abilities. Also, Mertens who has been currently in a slump will try to repeat last year’s impressive success of scoring an outstanding tally of 4 goals to beat the Granata 5-3.
Torino are coming off a big 3-1 victory against Lazio on Monday and are looking to improve their record of 3 wins and 3 draws in their last 6 matches. Keep an eye out for Lago Falque who’s on a hot streak and will be looking to get on the scoresheet with 14 goals in 18 matches already on the campaign.
The Partenopei accumulated 3 wins 2 losses (one in Champions League against Feyenoord) and 1 draw their last six matches. Averaging 2,69 goals this season, they also have an impressive away record this season as they have not lost away from the San Paolo and are looking to keep the streak alive. Napoli have also won their last two previous matches against Torino from Last season.
Napoli (4-3-3): Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Rui; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Coach: Maurizio Sarri
Torino (4-3-3): Sirigu, De Silverstri, N’Koulou, Burdisso, Molinaro; Baselli, Valdifiori, Rincon; Iago Falque, Belotti, Berenguer
Coach: Sinisa Mihajlovic