Sunday, April 06, 2008
ZENGA HOPING TO MAKE HIS GREATEST EVER SAVE .........
CATANIA CALCIO - NAPOLI
This is a similar fixture, Catania are also outside the drop zone only by virtue of goal difference and are facing an opponent firmly booked for a mid table finish.
This will be Walter Zenga's first game in charge of the hosts and he looks set to return to a more traditional 4-4-2 formation, which will be a huge relief to their supporters. Catania face a very difficult run in and also have a Coppa Italia semi-final to contest, a win this afternoon would go a long way to securing their future and they have been pretty strong on home soil. Only Torino last week, in a result which was the catalyst for Zenga's appointment and Inter, have won at the Stadio Angelo Massimo, in eleven starts,since the end of November.
Napoli have made a great return to Serie A and I expect them to challenge for a top 4 spot next season. However, they will have to work on their away form, as they have already lost nine times on their travels. They are without key midfielder Manuele Blasi who is suspended and up front, top scorer Marcelo Zalayeta, remains sidelined.
Expect the "new coach factor" to help the home side to three very welcome points.
6 points Catania -1/4 ball 1.96 asian line.