SSC Napoli vs Inter Milan: All you need to know about this match
The biggest SerieA match of the weekend pits together the current top two at the San Paolo.SSC Napoli are the only team in Europe’s six major leagues to have a 100% record at this stage of the season, which shows just how great their start has been. They’re already looking at letting the Champions League slide to fully focus on domestic glory, but just how far can this side go?
Napoli’s 1-0 win over Roma last weekend suggested that they’re in great shape for the title. The Partenopei received huge praise from Pep Guardiola this week, which shows how far they’ve come as a team of late. Their clash with second placed Inter will give us another clue as to how the current leaders are equipped for the title race.
However, Napoli have already won at Roma and Lazio, two of the current top five. The leaders’ 100% start has simply carried on their form in the run-in last season, which means they have now won their last 13 matches in the league. While they’ve not been up to scratch in the Champions League quite yet, it’s hard not to be impressed with how well the home side are playing.
What makes this spectacle even more exciting is the scoring talent on each side. Lorenzo Insigne is one to keep an eye on for Napoli, as he’s hit seven goals in his last 12 in the league. He’s a man for the big occasion, scoring in their win over Inter here last season. Meanwhile, Inter have Mauro Icardi who has nine goals in eight games this season. After his hat-trick against AC Milan last weekend, we’re backing both of those two to find the net here.
Match Details :
Date : Sunday, 22nd October 2017
Time : 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET/ 00’15 IST
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
TV Broadcast : Sony Ten Network (India)
Live Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net
Team News :
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.
Inter Milan :
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.
Predicted Napoli XI: Reina, Hysaj, Koulibaly, Albiol, Ghoulam, Hamsik, Allan, Diawara, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) October 20, 2017
Predicted Inter XI: Handanovic, D’Ambrosio, Miranda, Skriniar, Nagatomo, Vecino, Gagliardini, Candreva, Valero, Perisic, Icardi.
— Inter (@Inter_en) October 19, 2017
HEAD TO HEAD Records :
Napoli have won three of the last five meetings between these two sides.
NAPOLI VS INTER MILAN STATS :
Napoli have scored at least three goals in their last six at home, and in all but one of their league games this season. All of napoli’s home wins this term have come by at least two goals.