Spezia-Napoli is the fourth foray into the league’s twenty-first matchday in relation to the current 2022/23 season and it is the game that opens in Serie A on Sunday. For the second time in a row, the Bianconeri and the Azzurri meet on Sunday at 12.30 in Liguria, last season the last matchday was played: 0:3 Blau signed by Politano, Zielinski and Demme. If this time the game opens in Serie A on Sunday, the first leg opens the championship day: on Saturday at 3 p.m. it ended 1-0 for the Neapolitans with a goal by Raspadori in the 89th minute. A game not so dissimilar to that in Naples will be very treacherous and it will be important not to underestimate the game.
Spezia-Napoli, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. is a regular
For Spalletti’s team, the away game on Sundays at 12.30 p.m. has almost become a classic since this time slot was introduced. It will be the nineteenth time Napoli have played away from Vesuvius in the league on Sunday at 12.30 CET, their record so far being three defeats, two draws and thirteen wins. It’s almost a blue lucky charm when you read these numbers. The three defeats: 2-0 Lazio in Rome in 2010/11, 3-2 in Bologna in 2015/16 and 3-1 again in 2015/16 in the Dacia Arena against Udinese. The two draws: 1-1 at Franchi vs Fiorentina in 2012/13 and 2-2 at Mapei Stadium vs Sassuolo in 2016/17. The thirteen victories are quite satisfying.
Spezia-Napoli satisfying thirteen wins from eighteen challenges
Blue’s thirteen victories away from Maradona in the league at 12:30 on Sunday came with more or less mixed results, some of them redundant: four to 0-2 and three to 0-1. Others all happened once: one for 0-3, for 1-4, for 0-5, for 2-3, for 1-2 and for 1-3; with a hat-trick and a total of four brackets. The 1-4 mentioned above matured in 2010/11 against another Juventus side, Cesena, and it is the same result that saw Napoli beat Spezia at the top in 2020/21: Zielinski scored again, then brace from Osimhen and Tor by Lozano. Two goals in a row for Zielinski at Peak and Napoli on Sunday at 12:30 while Osimhen will impress again.