Alright, Napoli. Here's the plan: don't lose this match.
Before you page Captain Obvious, that doesn't just mean "don't give up more goals than you allow." In Napoli's case that also means "don't do anything that keeps yourself from winning." That's been an issue of late, and it's not a trend that Napoli can survive if they allow it to continue for long. Even against lowly Crotone, they have no margin for error.
Interestingly, Maurizio Sarri has elected to give young Amadou Diawara — who now has the nickname "Snappy" thanks to autocorrect — his first Napoli start in place of a resting Jorginho. The midfielder made his debut off the bench against Besiktas on Wednesday, and was solid despite the final outcome of the match. Fans have been eager to see what he has to offer, and now he's being given s chance to, hopefully, shine for his new team.
Fingers crossed that it goes well.
Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Strinic; Allan, Diawara, Hamsik; Callejon, Gabbiadini, Mertens
Crotone: Cordaz; Rosi, Dos Santos, Ferrari, Martella; Capezzi, Crisetig, Salzano; Tonev, Falcinelli, Palladino
When: Sunday, 3 p.m. CET, 9 a.m. ET
Where: Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia, Pescara, Italy
TV: Sky Calcio 2, Premium Calcio 2 (Italy)
Online: beIN Sports Connect (U.S.), Sky Go Italia (Italy)
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