A wounded Napoli side, who lost to Inter on Wednesday, will look to get back to winning ways when they take on Sampdoria on Sunday.
The Partenopei were unbeaten in the league prior to that loss but Samp lie at the other end of the spectrum. They are 18th in the table and have won only twice, with the second win of the campaign coming in their triumph over Sassuolo in mid-week.
Dejan Stankovic’s side have been struggling for goals throughout the campaign, having scored only eight times in the competition and that is the lowest so far in the league. The opposite is true for Napoli, with Luciano Spalletti’s side having scored the joint highest number of times (37).
But it is a fresh challenge for Napoli, who will be playing a game for the first time in the season after a defeat. Sky Italia expect Spalletti to respond by handing a start to Eljif Elmas in midfield, with Tanguy Ndombele expected to start as well.
Sampdoria predicted line up
Audero; Murillo, Colley, Nuytinck; Leris, Vieira, Rincon, Augello; Djuricic, Gabbiadini, Lammers
Napoli predicted line up
Meret; DiLorenzo, Kim, Juan Jesus, Mario Rui; Ndombelè, Lobotka, Elmas; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN