Sunday, August 21, at 21:45, Pescara and Napoli will compete in a match from the stage number 1 of season 2016/2017 Serie A.
Pescara was able to return to Serie A after it was ranked 4th in the regular season and triumphed in the final play-off site promotion, Trapani 3-1. Massimo Oddo’s band began the regular season with a win, Frosinone 2-0 in the first round of the Italian Cup. Pescara goals were scored by striker Valerio Verre, who scored one goal in each half. Unfortunately for Pescara there was no budget transfers thus brought most players have come either borrowed or free of contract.
We need to bring fans to the stadium and to do that there is only one way to achieve victory in the match against Pescara, said Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri quoted ansa.it
Napoli has done a very good season in the previous edition, finishing in second place with 82 points, nine lengths behind the champion. During this break of the championship, Neapolitan band has played a series of four training games, winning at each step of the games, although he met Monaco (5-0) and Hertha (4-1). Besides these good results, Napoli made important moves and tranferurilor market, selling it last championship top scorer Gonzalo Higuain, left for Juventus for 90 million euros. In exchange, the Napoli brought players such as Giaccherini, Zielinski, Arkadiusz Milik Tonelli or came from Ajax for 32 euro milioand.
Pescara (4-3-1-2): Bizzarri – BIRAGHI – Gyomber – Coda – Zampano – Verre – Brugman – Memushak – Benali – Caprari – Housekeeping
Napoli (4-3-3): Reina – Hysaj – Koulibaly – Albiol – Ghoul – Allan – Valdifiori – Hamsik – Badges – Gabbiadini – Callejon
Napoli remains favorite for the leading places, one of the main title. That evolves on the road may be an impediment, since last season, had only one victory in four games played on foreign land, being defeated teams like Udinese and Inter. However, Pescara has a small team, which is why I think that Napoli may impose very loosely in this match.