Napoli – Venezia’s First Challenge

Napoli vs. Venezia

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Sunday – Stadio Diego Armando Maradona – Kick-off 8:45pm GMT.

Napoli will face Venezia this Sunday, in the Season’s first game between the two teams.

It’s time for Napoli to make a great season happen

During last year, Napoli reached the 5th position in the standings after a hard year. For this season, they’ll try to improve their records with hard work to meet the requirements of the Serie A.

A record of 86 – 41 is synonymous for a very good performance in the Serie A, and this year the team will try to work along the same lines to achieve even greater accomplishments.

Injury and illness have depleted Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli and they will likely be missing five key personnel for Sunday’s match.

There’s a big goal for Venezia this season: to stay up in the Serie A

After securing the promotion last year, Venezia is ready to be a “fighting team” of the Serie A this year. We wonder if Paolo Zanetti will able to rise to the challenge and turn Venezia into a reliable contender, because now they will be facing high caliber teams almost on weekly basis.

For this season, the club hopes to put on a good football show at all levels and have superb defense to concede as less goals possible.

Paolo Zanetti will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of five of his Venezia players.

Napoli v Venezia – Head-to-Heads.

The two clubs have previously faced each other four times with the result being one win and three draws for Napoli. Also, in three of the last four games between these sides, the result has been a draw. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2004 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw. The Serie A starts with the eyes on these teams. Which will win? Could it be Napoli? Or Venezia? Maybe both? The odds of both teams scoring a goal are high (54.64%). It will be an electric football show.

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