Inter Milan vs Napoli
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 11th March 2018
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan).
Napoli can’t afford to slip up again as they take on Inter on Sunday. The Partenopei slipped up last weekend as they succumbed to a loss to Roma, which marked their second defeat of the season. They obviously will be a bit worried now as Juventus have closed the gap to one point and the Bianconeri have a game in hand ahead of this contest.
Maurizio Sarri’s side have been quite obvious about their goal this season – to win the Scudetto. As such, they haven’t put much effort into any other competition, and it could all come to nothing if they can’t win the Scudetto at the end of this campaign. Meanwhile, Luciano Spalletti’s side have not been at their best in 2018, and have fallen from Scudetto contenders to barely hanging on to a top four spot.
Mauro Icardi has been in a bad patch and the team have suffered for it. That being said, although they’re not scoring as much or winning per se they have been pretty solid defensively, especially at home. The Nerazzurri were due to face AC Milan in a much anticipated Derby della Madonnina last round, but that game, along with all others last Sunday was cancelled, and so having an extra week of rest they will be hoping to use that to their advantage and try to close the gap on the top four.
Inter Milan vs Napoli: Head-to-head stats
- Napoli are undefeated in their last 26 away matches
- Inter are undefeated in 25 of their last 28 matches
- Napoli have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Inter in all competitions
- Napoli have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 away matches
Inter Milan vs Napoli: Prediction
Napoli will be reeling after their defeat to Roma last weekend, but the Partenopei can’t afford to dwell on that too much, as Juventus are expected to pick up all three points against Udinese. They’re unbeaten in their last 26 on the road, but Inter have only lost three of their last 28 Serie A games. That being said, the fact that Napoli have managed a clean sheet in six of their last seven on the road could point to a very closely contested battle here.
Inter Milan vs Napoli: Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.86
Napoli to at least DRAW at 1.27.