Napoli vs Inter Milan
Italian Serie A
Sunday, 22nd October 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
It is top of the table clash in Serie A as early leaders Napoli play hosts to the second placed Inter Milan. The teams are separated by a 2 point gap at the start of kick-off.
It is hard to separate the teams on paper as both are high on confidence after an impressive start to the season. Still, Napoli can be considered favourites by the slimmest of the margins on the back of their 100% winning start to the league campaign. But Inter are not far behind in that aspect with 7 wins and a draw in the same period.
Adding to tipster’s dilemma, both are the joint best defensive units in the league having conceded 5 goals so far. Meanwhile, their attack is ferocious with Napoli netting 26 goals and Inter Milan with 17 goals.
Napoli defeated AS Roma 1-0 away from home in the league fixture last weekend to take their unbeaten run in the competition to 20 games. Their last Serie A defeat can be dated back to the home fixture against Atalanta on February. Since then, there has been 18 wins and 2 draws.
Meanwhile, Luciano Spalletti’s men are coming on the back of the derby win at home against AC Milan. Mauro Icardi bagged a hat-trick including the winner through a penalty in stoppage time.
Napoli vs Inter Milan: Head-to-head
Napoli won both Serie A fixtures of last season against Inter – 3-0 home and 1-0 away.
Also, they lost just 1 of their last 9 head-to-head league fixtures against Inter, won 5 and drew 3.
At home, Napoli are unbeaten in the last 11 league meetings, 8 wins and 3 draws.
Napoli vs Inter Milan: Prediction
It is hard to predict which way the game will go. Despite the home dominance, Napoli are coming on the back of a Champions League midweek fixture against Manchester City. So, there will be some tired legs in the squad.
So, there is every reason to anticipate a classic on Saturday.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-2 Napoli win for 12.50 odd.
Napoli vs Inter Milan: Bet Tips
Both teams to score must be a banker @ 1.50 odd
Value is in backing BTTS and Draw for 4.20 odd.
- All Match Odds courtesy of Unibet