Massive game in Italian Serie A this weekend see top of the table clash between first placed Napoli hosting struggling AC Milan side on Saturday, 18 November 2017 at the Stadio San Paolo stadium in Naples. Its a massive game which holds significant importance for both teams and their chances of putting up a title challenge this season. Napoli has won 10 of the opening 12 games in the league getting 32 points in the process while as good as their form has been they still dont have margin of error considering Juventus on 31 points and Inter on 30. The game will be a late kickoff on Saturday starting at around 20:45 CET / 19:45 uk time.
Match Highlights (Napoli 2-1 Milan)
Its a massive game and the atmosphere at the Stadio San Paolo stadium will be pretty amazing. Napoli are the most inform team in Italy having won all 8 of their opening 8 matches putting them top of the table with 24 points. Inter Milan on the other hand are not doing bad either winning 7 and draw 1 so far leaving them just two behind Napoli. Both teams will be happy with a draw in reality however a win for either side will only enhance their claim for a title challenge this season.
AC Milan vs Inter Preview: Its a massive game for AC Milan who must win this to make a statement after losing three games already this season. Inter Milan on the other hand are slightly favourites to win all three points in this heated Milan derby and keep their title chase in good shape alongside Napoli and Juventus who are in action earlier in weekend on Saturday.
Both AC Milan and Inter Milan have had good run of forms and also losing streaks which have put them way out of the picture for champions league places. But they still have something to play for with 7 more leagues games to come. Since Inter are the home team in this fixture they will be slightly favourites and they must win this game to keep their chances of qualification to Europa League alive.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday, 31st January 2016. Confirmed lineups will be available couple of hours before the kickoff.
Match Predictions: Looking at both teams recent run of results, Milan looks better side while Inter do have more firepower which sets up a superb Milan derby this weekend. I am going with a 2-1 win for AC Milan in this one which will kill Inter’s chances of winning title this season.
Alex header got Milan 1-0 up in 35th minute but Inter Milan looked to have made their way back into the game when Icardi came on a sub and won penalty hitting the post and thats where everything fell apart for Inter.
An early cross was anticipated well by Bacca to poke home from close range to make it 2-0 and pretty much win the game for Milan. There was still time for Niang to add the third when he initial shot rebound of keeper and he slotted home to make it 3-0 in what will be a very important three points for Milan.
In the Milan derby which took place on Sunday night, Alex put AC milan 1-0 up in 35th minute of the game. But Inter Milan had a real good go in the second half only for Milan to sitback and produce a heroic defense performance to see off the challenge from Inter who were awarded a penalty which was missed by Icardi which was quickly followed by two goals from Bacca and Niang sealing all three points for AC Milan.