Napoli Scudetto watch: Despite Lazio loss, early May Serie A title clinch still possible for Azzurri

Naples fans are notoriously superstitious, but even for them, Napoli’s victory is so big that they can actually start gearing up to celebrate their first win in 33 years at the start of this season. Despite the defeat only in the second match of the season, 1:0 against Lazio. Napoli’s last Scudetto victory was in 1989-1990, when the club’s star was the legendary Diego Armando Maradona. It took them over thirty years to return to the top of the table, but with an 18-point lead at the top of the table, even traditionally nervous Napoli fans can breathe easy. With thirteen games left in the Serie A season, Napoli are well positioned to win the Scudetto this year, as well as being in the top 16 in the UEFA Champions League after a 2-0 win in the first leg against Napoli. Eintracht Frankfurt.

Manager Luciano Spalletti is trying to stay calm and work every day to achieve what would make him one of the most beloved managers in the history of the club. Looking at the schedule, let’s try to figure out when the Napoli fans will be able to celebrate.

When can Napoli win?

After 25 games, Napoli scored 65 points with an important advantage over rivals. After defeating Empoli last weekend and Inter defeat against Bologna, the Azzurri were 18 points clear of the Nerazzurri but then lost to Lazio on Friday. Spalletti’s side have won a total of 21 games this week, drawn two and lost twice to Inter and Lazio. With such a large margin, if Napoli’s lead remains the same until the end of the season, the fans can celebrate the title in five games before May 7, 2023, when they meet Fiorentina Houses. However, things could change given that there will be several direct meetings between the rivals and the difference could be bigger if Napoli continue to win games.

Break records

In addition to winning the title, Napoli can also break some incredible records such as total points scored. Luciano Spalletti’s team has 65 points in the standings with 13 games left to play, which means that if they win all their remaining games, they can reach a maximum of 104 points. 103 points would be enough to set a new Serie A record as Antonio Conte juventus stopped at 102 points in the 2013/14 season.

It will be difficult for Napoli to repeat another Juventus record – a defensive record for the number of goals conceded in a season. Twice, in the 2011/12 and 2015/16 seasons, the Bianconeri managed to concede only 20 goals. Napoli have conceded just 16 goals in 25 games so far, so they will need to concede a maximum of four goals in the remaining 13 meetings.

The only record Napoli can’t beat for sure is that the season ended undefeated, as it only happened three times in Perugia’s history (1978-1979). Milan (1991–1992) and Juventus (2011–2012), as Napoli lost to Inter on 4 January and Lazio on 3 March.


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