Napoli vs Monza Prediction & Match Preview

Napoli vs Monza Prediction & Match Preview

Just seven months after celebrating their first Serie A title in nearly 30 years, Napoli find themselves in uncharted territory: a mid-season crisis threatening to derail their campaign. Losing three out of the last four league games and five of the previous seven in all competitions, the Partinopei have tumbled out of the top six and face a desperate battle for Champions League qualification.

Their latest blow came in a humbling 0-2 defeat away at Roma, a direct rival for the coveted fourth spot. Scoring woes have plagued the champions, failing to find the net in back-to-back losses to Frosinone and Roma, conceding six goals along the way. Adding to the turmoil, key players Matteo Politano and Victor Osimhen are suspended for the crucial home clash against Monza due to red cards received in the Roma defeat.

While Monza haven’t fared much better lately, losing three of their previous four league matches, their struggles offer little solace for Napoli. The newly promoted side looked toothless in their recent 0-1 home loss to Fiorentina, managing only two shots on target.

History offers mixed signals for Napoli. The two teams have split their encounters over the past two seasons, each recording two wins, draws, and defeats. Monza’s previous visit to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona saw them demolished 4-0, but only one of the last four head-to-head matches witnessed goals from both sides.

With their Champions League dreams hanging by a thread, Napoli have no room for error. A win against Monza is imperative to reignite their Scudetto defense and restore momentum for the second half of the season. But without key players and battling past demons, the task for Gattuso’s men promises to be a daunting one.

Will Napoli rise from the ashes or will Monza upset the giants? Tune in to Gameweek No 18 to find out!


Despite their recent struggles, Napoli are expected to edge out Monza in this encounter. The home advantage, coupled with a desperate need to turn their fortunes around, should provide enough motivation for the defending champions. However, it’s unlikely to be a comfortable victory. Expect a tense, low-scoring affair with Napoli securing a narrow 1-0 win.

Key factors influencing the prediction:

Napoli’s home advantage and their need for a win to salvage their season.
Monza’s own poor form and lack of attacking threat in recent matches.
Napoli’s superior head-to-head record at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
The potential impact of key players missing for Napoli.
However, the prediction carries a degree of uncertainty due to:

Napoli’s recent defensive frailties and lack of goal-scoring form.
The potential for Monza to raise their game against a struggling giant.