Napoli vs Monza takes place at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Matchday 2 of the 2022-23 Serie A on 21 August 2022. Across all competitions, Napoli and Monza have met 12 times, with four wins, six draws and two defeats for the Partenopei. The last meeting dates back to January 2000 in Serie B (2-2 draw in Naples).
Match Insights: Napoli
Napoli have lost two of their last four Serie A matches against newly promoted teams (W2) – as many defeats as in their previous 15 games against such opponents (W13). In four of the previous five Serie A editions, Napoli, after winning their first match played in each such season, would also go on to win their second match, the only exception coming in 2019/20 after suffering defeat to Juventus. Luciano Spalletti is averaging 2.10 points per match with Napoli in Serie A; only Maurizio Sarri (2.27 per game) has a better average in the era of three points-per-win in the top flight with the Partenopei.
Player to Watch: Hirving Lozano
Napoli’s Hirving Lozano created five chances from open play in the first matchday of Serie A 2022/23; a league-high and also a joint record for the Mexican in a Serie A match (he had also recorded five against Empoli in April 2022).
Match Insights: Monza
Monza lost in the first game of this season against Torino: six of the last seven Serie A newcomers (Benevento, Crotone, Frosinone, Carpi, Sassuolo and Treviso) have lost in both of their first two top-flight games (the exception in this time are Spezia in 2020/21, who won their second match). Monza fielded the most Italian players in their starting eleven on the first matchday in Serie A this season (eight), with this at least three more than any other team.
Player to Watch: Andrea Petagna
Former Napoli player Andrea Petagna, now of Monza, has scored three goals in six matches played against Napoli in Serie A, the last of which was in Campania in June 2020 with SPAL (the last such match he played against the Azzurri).
Napoli vs Monza: Betting Odds & Picks Presented by Bodog
Napoli are heavily favoured to win this Serie A clash against Monza. Be sure to visit bodog.net for odds on all your favourite sports and be sure to watch this match live on TLN TV at 12:25P!