For the second straight season, Napoli come into the final match with everything on the line. With Roma just two points behind, the partenopei absolutely must beat Frosinone if they want to finish second place. Any other result, and a Roma win sees them fall to third place and into the Champions League qualifiers instead of going straight to the group stage.
To say that would be a less than ideal situation is a rather severe understatement, but Napoli's players know what's at stake and have, by and large, been much better in these kinds of must-win situations this season than they have been over the last couple of years, their early spring struggles aside.
Napoli come into this match at full strength, with the sole exception of the suspended Raul Albiol, who picked up an accumulation ban last weekend. Vlad Chiriches has been good when called upon of late, however, so that shouldn't be an issue in this match, especially against Frosinone's attack that has scored less than a goal a game.
There's every reason to be optimistic right now. Frosinone has won once in their last nine matches, and have taken points on the road just five times all season long. As long as Napoli play competently and at the level they're capable of playing, they should win easily -- but we all know that relying on Napoli to play competently and at the level they're capable of has never really been a guarantee this season. As long as they keep their heads screwed on straight, though, we should be celebrating after the match.
Projected Lineups Sure To Be Wrong
Frosinone: Zappino; Ciofani, Russo, Blanchard, Crivello; Frara, Gori, Kragl; Sammarco; Dionisi, Ciofrani
Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Koulibaly, Chiriches, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Higuain, Insigne
At A Glance
Frosinone: 19th; 8W 7D 22L; League Form: LDLLWL
Napoli: 2nd; 24W 7D 6L; League Form: WWLWLW
Reverse Fixture: Frosinone 1-5 Napoli
Napoli absolutely battered Frosinone to finish off the first half of the season, a win that saw them finish as the Winter Champions for the first time in over a quarter century. They were especially dominant against a hapless Frosinone during the second half, when they scored three goals in twelve minutes to turn an easy win into a blowout.
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