Inter Milan vs Napoli Prediction and Betting: Inter Milan are set to host Napoli in an exciting Serie A clash on Wednesday, 16 December. The match will be played at the San Siero Stadium, Italy. Antonio Conte’s side would like to continue the momentum in Serie A and aim for to top spot in the points table.
They are currently at the 2nd spot with 24 points, just 3 points behind the table leaders Milan. Inter Milan have already been eliminated from the UEFA Champions League in the group stage. Although the home advantage is on their side, they can’t afford too many errors against a strong side like Napoli.
Napoli looked like a perfectly balanced side this season. With 8 wins and 3 defeats from 11 games, they are currently at the 3rd spot in the points table. A win over Inter Milan is surely going to place them at the 2nd position.
Napoli managed to win the last game against Sampdoria after conceding the first goal in the newly -named Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday. They need to be at their best against the mighty Inter Milan on Wednesday.
The prediction and betting platforms put Milan ahead of Napoli for this clash.
Inter Milan vs Napoli: Offensive and Defensive Strategy
Inter Milan will look to continue their strong formation of 3-5-2 against Napoli that gives them maximum scoring chances. Napoli can go with their usual format of 4-2-3-1 that makes their defense look solid.
The Inter Milan forward attack is led by the star strikers Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez and Ivan Perisic.
Lukaku has scored 9 goals in the 10 matches he played with a scoring frequency of 78 min. He has also assisted in 2 goals and created 3 big chances for his side.
Martinez has scored 5 goals so far and created 4 big chances for his team.
Hirving Lozano and Dries Mertens are the leading strikers for Napoli this season. Lozano has scored 6 times so far. He has also assisted in 2 goals and won 60% of duels.
Mertens has 4 goals to his name as of now with 6 assists, 5 big chances created, and an average of 2.4 key passes per game.
Lorenzo Insigne was be one of the most significant player to watch out for. He has scored in every second game.
Milan are ahead.
Hakimi has scored 3 goals with a good passing accuracy of 87%.
Barella provides strong support to the strikers as he assisted in 4 goals and created 3 big chances for his side so far.
Ruiz has maintained a high passing accuracy of 91%. He has also got 82% dribbling success this season.
Zielinski has scored 1 goal and assisted in 2. He also won 70% of ground duels.
Milan are ahead.
The defense panel of Inter Milan consists of players like Alessandro Bastoni and Stefan de Vrij.
Bastoni had 2 clean sheets so far with an average of 1.5 interceptions per game.
Vrij’s passing accuracy stands at 92% with 100% dribbling success this season,
Napoli’s defense has performed consistently well so far. Giovanni de Lorenzo is the leading defender with 5 clean sheets 2.7 tackles per game.
Kalidou Koulibaly is another key player in the backline. He had 4 clean sheets so far and maintained 91% passing accuracy.
Napoli are ahead.
Inter Milan vs Napoli: Predicted Line-Up
According to the Rotowire, the predicted line-up for this game is:
Inter Milan Starting XI: S. Handanovic, M. Darmian, S. de Vrij, A. Bastoni, M. Skriniar, Ashley Young, M. Brozovic, R. Gagliardini, N. Barella, R. Lukaku. L. Martinez.
Napoli Starting XI: David Ospina, Mario Rui, G. Di Lorenzo, K. Manolas, K. Koulibaly, P. Zielinski, T. Bakayoko, Fabian Ruiz, H. Lozano, D. Mertens, L. Insigne.
Inter Milan vs Napoli: Recent Form
Inter Milan had a great start to Serie A 2020-21 with an exciting 4-3 win over Fiorentina in the opening game. They dominated Benevento in the next game and defeated them with a score of 5-2. Inter Milan played out a 1-1 draw against Lazio.
The fourth game was the only defeat faced by Inter Milan this season. They lost the game to AC Milan with a margin of 2-1. The next 7 games ended with 5 wins and 2 draws for Inter Milan. They will be welcoming Napoli after a 3-1 win over Cagliari in the last Serie A game.
Napoli started their Serie A campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Parma in the season opener. They crushed Genoa in the next game with a score of 6-0. Napoli faced a 3-0 loss to Juventus in their third game.
They bounced back and defeated the strong Atalanta side with a score of 4-1. In the next 7 games, Napoli looked very strong with 5 wins and 2 losses. They will be facing Inter Milan after a 2-1 win against Sampdoria in the last game.
The stats of both the teams look good in all competitions this season. Inter Milan have scored 55 times and conceded 24 goals in the last 20 games.
Napoli, on the other hand, have scored 41 times and conceded only 15 goals in the last 19 games. Napoli’s ball possession percentage of 56.22% looks very impressive. The ball possession percentage of Inter Milan stands at 53.67%.
In the last 6 home games, Inter Milan have managed to win 2. They lost 1 game and 3 games ended in a draw. The pressure of away doesn’t seem to affect Napoli as they won 5 out of their last 6 away matches, while 1 of them ended in a draw.
Inter Milan vs Napoli Predictions and Betting: Head to Head
Matches- 34: Inter Milan: 11 Napoli: 14 Draw: 9
Last 5 meetings: Inter Milan: 2 Napoli: 2 Draw: 1
Recent Meeting: Inter Milan defeated Napoli with a score of 2-0 in a Serie A fixture.
Inter Milan vs Napoli Predictions and Betting: Predicted Winner
It is not easy to predict a winner as both teams are looking very strong and balanced. Inter Milan won’t like to miss the chance of dominating the visitors and improve their chances of becoming the table toppers.
However, that is not going to be easy at all as the Napoli side have performed very well this season. The Wednesday clash is surely going to be an exciting contest.
Most of the prediction and betting platforms are suggesting a home win for Inter Milan.
As per fctables.com, there is a 45% chance of a win for Inter Milan, while Napoli’s chances stand at 28%. Their predictor is showing a 25% chance of a draw game.
The popular betting site bettingexpert.com has given 2.10 odds in favor of Inter Milan, and 3.40 odds for Napoli. The odds for a draw stand at 3.75.
SofaScore is another trusted platform for betting analysis. As per them, the odds are 2.05 for Inter Milan’s win, 3.40 for Napoli’s win, and 3.50 for a draw.