Napoli vs Milan Predictions and Betting Tips
We conclude this weekend's action in the Italian top-flight at Naples as Napoli host Milan. The away side head into this game looking to maintain their unbeaten run and their place a the summit. Napoli, on the other hand, find themselves just three points from the summit and as such, will be keen on closing that gap this Sunday.
Napoli has been dominant over Milan in recent seasons winning eight of the last 17 encounters and losing just two. It is also to be noted that Milan hasn't beaten the Naples-based side in the league since the 14/15 season. Will they finally manage this victory that cements them as title contenders this season?
Slight drop in form for league leaders
Stefano and his troops haven't managed to win their last two games in all competitions, thus, sparking doubters in the minds of their followers. Prior to their loss against Lille in the Europa League, they were on an impressive run of 24 games without losing. However, we don't believe they would spiral downwards from this point even though they dropped some points in their following game.
They played out a 2-2 draw at home to Hellas Verona in their most recent league game. As early as the 19th minute, Hellas were two goals in front as memories of the 3-0 loss just three night prior swam in. The league leaders soon made a game of it soon after as they pulled one back. It wasn't until the 90th minute they drew level as Zlatan atoned for his penalty miss early in the second half. As such. they managed to preserve their unbeaten run in the league.
Napoli get back to winning ways from first 'actual' loss
Napoli managed to get back to winning ways in their most recent game after losing their first match the weekend prior. Although this was their second loss given their altercation with Juventus, they managed to move past it winning their next UEL and League games.
One solitary goal was all they needed in their game against Bologna as they ran out 1-0 winners. Osimhen, with his second goal of the season, grabbed the all-important goal on the 27th-minute mark.
Milan vs Napoli Team News
Osimhen has been added to Gattuso's injury list having suffered a broken wrist during the international break. Hysaj will also be unavailable having contacted the coronavirus. Milan, on the other hand, is heading into this full with no injury concerns.
Napoli possible starting XI:
Meret; Di Lorenzo, Monalos, Koulibaly, Rui; Fabian, Demme; Insigne, Mertens, Lozano, Petagna
Milan possible starting XI:
Donnarumma; Hernandez, ROmagnoli, Kjaer, Calabria; Kessie, Bennacer; Leao, Calhanoglu, Saelemaekers; Zlatan
Napoli vs Milan Prediction: 2-2
We are expecting quite a game this Sunday as two Italian giants do battle in the Serie A. Napoli goes into this game without Osimhen to spearhead their attack. Although they have players who are capable of feeling his boots, we expect his absence to be somewhat felt by his teammates. Milan, on the other hand, must not lose this game as this could mean concession of the top spot. As a result, we also expect them to go hard.
All in all, we don't see a clear winners heading into this game and will be sitting on the fence for this one.