Seven of 10 midweek Serie A matches will be played on Wednesday evening including an intriguing contest involving Inter Milan and Napoli. Set for a 19:45 GMT kick-off, this is second vs third in the league as two title contenders battle to win the three points and prove they are good enough to challenge the dominance of Juventus.
Inter Milan and Napoli have met 50 times already in competitive action and there’s very little between the pair in the head-to-head stats, suggesting we should be in for a competitive renewal here. Inter have won 19 times with Napoli currently on 16 wins with 15 draws. Inter eased to a comfortable 2-0 home win when the rivals last met at this venue, the goals that day scored by D’Ambrosio and Martinez. At least two goals have been scored in four of the last five games.
Milan lead the scoring charts
Inter Milan start the week sitting second in the Serie A table with only derby rivals AC Milan above them in the order. The locals have won seven and drawn three games so far, losing only once. They have found the net on 29 occasions which makes them the competition’s highest scorers, but the 15 goals conceded is four more than the leaders. Supporters of the home team will be confident in their team’s ability to create more scoring chances here.
Milan rate as one of the form teams in European football at the minute and they have won each of their last four games, banking a maximum 12 points to ramp up the pressure on AC who have taken 10 in the same period. Inter was last seen hammering Cagliari 3-1 away from home at the weekend, the goals that day scored by Barella, D’Ambrosio, and Lukaku after falling behind to an opener from Sottil just before half-time. It was a strong win and an impressive fightback.
Napoli battle back
Napoli board the team bus for this away game sitting third in Serie A with just a point less on the board than their hosts. They bring stats of eight wins against three defeats, scoring 26 goals while conceding 11. Napoli have won each of their last three league starts and know victory in this game would see them leapfrog their opponents and become AC Milan’s biggest danger for the title.
The visitors battled hard for a 2-1 weekend win over Sampdoria at home, but they had to roll up their sleeves and fight for the points after falling behind to a Jankto goal scored on 20 minutes. Lozano levelled up early in the second half and Petagna struck what proved to be the winner with 68 minutes on the clock.
Inter Milan vs Napoli prediction
A competitive match is expected here but Inter will take confidence from their recent form, scoring charts, and the home advantage. Napoli showed their will to win at the weekend and will take all the beating in this game.
Serie A odds
Inter Milan are 2.165 at 22bet with Napoli 3.2 to win and the draw 3.56.
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