The ball last rested in Serie A for two weeks. However, on matchday 18, the top division in Italy continued on Sunday and Monday. The absolute top game rises on Epiphany. Napoli meets Inter Milan. According to the odds, the bookmakers find it difficult to choose a favorite, although the constellation in the table speaks for the guests from Lombardy.
Napoli vs Inter Milan Betting Predictions and Odds
The “Nerazzurri” still holds the top position with an outstanding 42 points after 17 games, while the Neapolitans, as eighth, lag far behind their own expectations. As a result, Carlo Ancelotti had to leave the “Partenopei” last. For him, Gennaro Gattuso was introduced as the new head coach.
There will be a lot going on between Napoli and Inter Milan – this prediction can be dared – not only on the field, but also in front of the coaching benches. Gattuso and his counterpart on the Milanese side Antonio Conte are undoubtedly one of the most active coaches in Europe when it comes to giving instructions to their own team or influencing the game from the sidelines.
Because after the short Christmas break we assume that both teams have to look at where they are, we think it is not improbable to split points. Given that the trainers might not even be dissatisfied with a tie, we would do it before the much anticipated Napoli vs Inter Milan Duel match.
Napoli – Statistics & Current Form
In no other European country would an ex-world champion, who had failed as a trainer, have once again been offered a position with an absolute top club. In Italy, however, the clocks seem to tick differently, because Gennaro Gattuso is back and not with an average first division club, but with the SSC Napoli.
The 41-year-old, who had previously coached Sion in Switzerland, Palermo, Crete or Pisa and then had a contract with his ex-club AC Milan for 18 months, is to replace Carlo Ancelotti, who has been dismissed, and to replace “Partenopei” return to their former glory this season.
A look at the classification shows that this undertaking turns out to be extremely difficult. The “Azzurri” currently only ranks in the disappointing eighth place and, as of now, must even worry about qualifying for the Europa League. In view of the fact that the light blue have been regular regulars in the premier class lately, the first half of the season was very sobering at the foot of Vesuvius.
Only six out of 17 games were victorious in Napoli. There were also as many draws and five defeats. The deficit to the Champions League ranks has already increased to eleven points and has therefore moved into almost unreachable distance.
At least internationally, the “Partenopei” was able to move into the second round behind Liverpool with three wins and three division of points, where the big FC Barcelona is waiting in February.
Until then, Gattuso’s goal must be to implement his own style of play in the team and, above all, to get the team to believe in themselves again. The start in the first two games under the former world champion was mediocre at best. A home defeat in the debut against Parma (1-2) was followed by a 2-1 success at Sassuolo.
Weakness at home in particular continues to cause problems for southern Italians. The last win in front of their own fans dates from October 2019. From the recent four Serie A home games, only two points jumped out (two failures, two draws).
In this respect, it would be very risky to play against Napoli vs. To give Inter Milan a tip on the home win, especially since the table eight could only win one of the past eight Serie A matches. However, there were five draws in the same period, which makes an X recommendation at least plausibly justifiable.
To make matters worse, Kalidou Koulibaly, the chief of defense of the Neapolitans hotly courted by many top European teams, will be injured. Kevin Malcuit is also not available. Otherwise, coach Gattuso, who will certainly do everything in his power on the sidelines, can draw on the full.
Probable line-up of Napoli:
↳ Meret – Hysaj, Manolas, Maksimovic, Rui – Zielinski, Ruiz, Allan – Callejon, Milik, Insigne
Last games from Napoli:
⚽️ 12/22/2019 – Sassuolo Calcio vs. Napoli 1: 2 (Serie A)
⚽️ 12/14/2019 – Napoli vs. Parma 1: 2 (Serie A)
⚽️ 12/10/2019 – Napoli vs. Genk 4: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – Udinese Calcio vs. Napoli 1: 1 (Serie A)
⚽️ 12/01/2019 – Napoli vs. Bologna 1: 2 (Serie A)
Inter Milan – Statistics & Current Form
The short winter break was not completely inconvenient for Inter Milan. After all, the team of coach Antonio Conte had to lick one or the other wound in December. The most painful was certainly the unnecessary exit in the Champions League group phase, which was initiated by a home loss to FC Barcelona, for which, as is well known, it was all about nothing.
In addition, the “Nerazzurri” also lost feathers at the national level and had to be satisfied with one point each at home against AS Roma as well as against the poorly formed Fiorentina. It was not until 4-0 three days before Christmas against Genoa that Milan regained the top spot in Serie A.
In order to actually be able to dream of the championship, however, a significant increase is required in the new competitive year. An away win at the foot of Mount Vesuvius would certainly be helpful, although after a two-week break it should first be seen how both teams come out of the starting blocks. In our eyes it seems at Napoli vs. Inter Milan is therefore a promising prediction for the draw.
Although the “Interista” is the best away team in Serie A with seven wins and a division of points, it should be thought that the Conte-Elf achieved four of their seven successes with “only” one goal difference. In addition, the Lombards have the hardest appearances in Serie A with Juventus, with Lazio Roma or with Roma only in the second half in front of their chest.
Because we also assume that, depending on the course of the game, the experienced coach Antonio Conte would be satisfied with a point in the very complicated match at the San Paolo stadium, it is actually the odds for a game without a winner before the top game between Napoli and Inter Milan bring the most lucrative value.
Danilo D’Ambrosio and Kwadwo Asamoah have to pass due to injury. We are currently not aware of any other failures. The former Premier League championship coach (with Chelsea FC) is therefore spoiled for choice, but is guaranteed to fall back on his tried-and-tested 3-5-2 system, which has led to keeper Handanovic’s fewest goals in Serie A so far had to plug in (14).
Estimated line-up of Inter Milan:
↳ Handanovic – De Vrij, Godin, Skriniar – Candreva, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Vecino, Biraghi – Lukaku, Martinez
Inter Milan last matches:
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Inter Milan vs. Genoa 4-0 (Serie A)
⚽️ 15.12.2019 – Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan 1-1 (Serie A)
⚽️ 12/10/2019 – Inter Milan vs. FC Barcelona 1: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 06.12.2019 – Inter Milan vs. AS Roma 0-0 (Serie A)
⚽️ 12/01/2019 – Inter Milan vs. Spal Ferrara 2: 1 (Serie A)
Napoli vs. Inter Milan Direct comparison
Between the SSC Napoli and Inter Milan it is a real classic of Italian football. No fewer than 155 encounters in Serie A and in Coppa Italia have already taken place between the two teams. Interista leads the direct comparison with 67 victories. Napoli has 48 successes, although 40 matches have already ended in draws.
Looking back at the past 15 games in the Italian upper house, it becomes clear that the respective guests mostly didn’t have much to report. Only one away win since 2012 speaks a clear language. In the past season, the home team prevailed in both the first and second leg. There was a 4-1 in Napoli. 1-0 in Milan. In 2017/2018 both duels ended in a goalless draw.
⭐️ Napoli vs Inter Milan Betting odds & other interesting betting predictions:
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
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Betting Predictions: Both teams to score/ YES
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Napoli vs Inter Milan Free Betting Predictions Provided by PicksSoccer Experts
Even if there are 18 points in the table between the two teams, the encounter between Napoli and Inter Milan is a top game. The betting odds of the betting providers are therefore quite close and do not imply a clear favorite.
The Neapolitans could only win one of the last nine Serie A matches and ranked in disappointing eighth place, but one hopes to reverse the trend at the foot of Mount Vesuvius by installing Gennaro Gattuso as a new coach. In the first two games under his leadership there was a defeat and a win.
Key Facts – Napoli vs Inter Milan tips
⭐️ Napoli have been waiting for a Serie A home win since October (two failures, two draws)
⭐️ Inter Milan is the best away team in the league (seven wins, one draw)
⭐️ Since 2012, the guest has won only once in this duel at league level
It is undoubtedly to be expected that the Milan legend will particularly motivate its players before the duel against the “Nerazzurri”. In addition, because the guest has won only once in the past 15 Serie A matches, we trust the “Azzurri” to have at least one point.
In view of the fact that the Conte-Elf have been unbeaten away so far (seven wins, one draw) and, as the frontrunner, have a lot of quality and self-confidence, we decided between Napoli and Inter Milan for a tip on the draw.