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Inter Milan vs Napoli Prediction & Match Preview

 

Inter Milan vs Napoli Prediction & Match Preview

Inter Milan vs Napoli
Italy Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, Milan.

Internazionale left it late against Cagliari over the weekend and the 1-3 scoreline ultimately flattered them a little, but the fact remains that they have won four Serie A games on the bounce and most notably closed the gap on league-leaders AC Milan due to their city rivals dropping points on Sunday. 

However, they run into a Napoli side who are in excellent form here themselves having won their last three in the league and there is just one point separating them in the table. 

This is a meeting between the two highest-scoring teams in the division so Over 2.5 Goals is a tempting market to consider, with a result too close to call.

Inter Milan vs Napoli Head-to-head

Teams Inter Napoli played so far 34 matches.
Inter won 11 direct matches. Napoli won 14 matches. 9 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.26 goals per Match.

Inter Milan vs Napoli Prediction

Inter in actual season average scored 2.75 goals per match. In 10 (90.91%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 9 (81.82%) matches in season 2020 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Napoli average scored 2.16 goals per match in season 2020. In 6 (75.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Inter's Achraf Hakimi will be assessed before kickoff due to an ankle injury which forced the former Real Madrid man off against Cagliari, so Matteo Darmian stands ready to deputise at wing-back. Meanwhile, Lautaro Martinez should start ahead of Alexis Sanchez, who has a minor injury.

As Arturo Vidal's participation is also in doubt and Christian Eriksen only earned the reproach of Antonio Conte for his weekend performance, it is likely that Roberto Gagliardini will start in the three-man engine room. Fellow midfielders Matias Vecino and Radja Nainggolan are both still out.

Napoli have confirmed that Victor Osimhen is still training separately from the Napoli squad and is set to miss out in Milan. The Nigeria forward has been out of action since dislocating his shoulder on international duty last month, so Dries Mertens will start ahead of consistently effective substitute striker Andrea Petagna up front.

Gennaro Gattuso has an otherwise fully fit squad available for the trip north, so must decide whether to recall Tiemoue Bakayoko to midfield and choose between rotating goalkeepers David Ospina and Alex Meret.

Possible starting lineups:




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