Serie A IST (Indian Time), Live Stream and TV telecast: Napoli starts their new life without Gonzalo Higuain with the away match against newly promoted Pescara at the Stadio Adriatico. The affair will take place on the 21th of August.
Italian Serie A IST Time and Live Stream
Match: Pescara Vs Napoli (Serie A)
Date: August 21, 2016; 19:45 UK; 0:15 AM (22th August IST)
Venue: Stadio Adriatico, Pescara
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Pescara earned promotion to the Serie A through play-offs after they had finished fourth in the last season’s Serie B. However, their last spell in Serie A was in the 2012–13 season, but they were unfortunate and got relegated back to where they come from at the end of the same campaign. Nowadays Delfino will hope to stay in Serie A for a longer period of time. Francesco Nicastro, Michele Fornasier and Hugo Campagnaro will not play the opening match of the season because of injury.
Napoli contested with AS Roma until the final match of the season to confirm the second league spot. But they were massively dependent on their superforward Gonzalo Higuain, who has now left for their nemesis Juventus. But head coach Maurizio Sarri still has a decent squad with the likes of Lorenzo Insigne, Manolo Gabbiadini and the fresh 32 million signing Arkadiusz Milik, from Ajax. Other two new signings Lorenzo Tonelli and Emanuele Giaccherini are both sidelined and will miss the season debut match against Pescara.
Pescara: Predicted Line-up (4–2‑3–1)
Bizzari – Gyomber, Zamapno, Biraghi, Coda – Verre, Brugman, Memushaj – Benali – Capari, Manaj.
Napoli: Predicted Line-up (4–3‑3)
Reina – Ghoulam, Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly – Valdifiori, Hamsik, Allan – Insigne, Gabbiadini, Callejon.