Brescia vs Napoli
Stadio Marion Rigamonti, Brescia
Friday, 21-02-2020 @10:45pm
Napoli continue to climb the standings under Gennaro Gattuso, but could rest some players against Brescia ahead of the Champions League clash with Barcelona.
The Partenopei are now in ninth place, on a par with Bologna, two points behind the Europa League spots. Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne are still carrying minor issues, so could be rested just days before the Champions League Round of 16 showdown with Barcelona.
Kalidou Koulibaly, Elseid Hysaj, Kevin Malcuit and Amin Younes are out of action, but Hirving Lozano should return to the squad, not that Gattuso seems to consider him a starter.
Brescia are still getting to grips with new coach Diego Lopez, having fired Eugenio Corini twice already this season. Not much could be garnered from their trip to Juventus, as Florian Aye was sent off for two bookable offences before half-time.
He is therefore suspended, with Ernesto Torregrossa, Sandro Tonali, Jesse Joronen, Andrea Cistana, Daniele Gastaldello and Romulo still in doubt.
Mario Balotelli should be partnered by Alfredo Donnarumma, with Jaromir Zmrhal in the trequartista role. Enrico Alfonso can return in goal, as he went off during the Juve game with a head injury, meaning Lorenzo Andrenacci had to make his Serie A debut in Turin.
Napoli have won three of their four Serie A away games under Gattuso, drawing the other.
The other Serie A fixtures this weekend
-Bologna vs Udinese @5pm
-SPAL vs Juventus @8pm
-Fiorentina vs AC Milan @10:45pm
-Genoa vs Lazio @2:30pm
-Hellas Verona vs Cagliari @5pm
-Torino vs Parma @5pm
-Atalanta vs Sassuolo @5pm
-AS Roma vs Lecce @8pm
-Inter Milan vs Sampdoria @10:45pm