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AC Milan will be visiting Stadio San Paolo on Sunday for the Serie A meeting with home side Napoli.
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Napoli, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Serie A triumph versus Bologna.
In that game, SSC Napoli had 53% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for SSC Napoli was Victor Osimhen (23'). For their opponents, Bologna had 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Gennaro Gattuso's SSC Napoli have managed to score 6 times over their last 6 outings. The comparative number of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures is 5.
A look at their previous results shows us that SSC Napoli:
- have not been beaten in the league by AC Milan in their previous 11 games. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- have left without a victory over AC Milan in their last 3 league games.
In their last fixture, AC Milan drew 2-2 in the Serie A match with Hellas Verona.
In that game, AC Milan managed 65% possession and 32 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For AC Milan, the goals were scored by Davide Calabria (19' Own goal) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (93'). At the other end, Hellas Verona had 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Antonín Barák (6') and Giangiacomo Magnani (27' Own goal) scored for Hellas Verona.
Illustrating their involvement in action-packed encounters, we’ve seen goals 23 times in the prior 6 games in which AC Milan have sent out their troops, yielding a mean average of 3.83 goals per clash. Opposing teams have managed 10 from this total.
Taking a look at their past results, AC Milan:
- have not beaten SSC Napoli in games played away from home for the previous 9 league matches. Very poor away form.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 10 away league matches. What an impressive run of results.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 15/04/2018, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Napoli winning 1 of those games, AC Milan 1 and 4 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 13 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for Partenopei and 7 netted by i Rossoneri. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 32 on 12/07/2020 and the score finished SSC Napoli 2-2 AC Milan.
That time, SSC Napoli had 50% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The goalscorers were Giovanni Di Lorenzo (34') and Dries Mertens (60').
For their opponents, AC Milan had 5 shots at goal with 3 on target. Theo Hernández (20') and Franck Kessié (73') scored.
The match was refereed by Federico La Penna.
Team News: Napoli
Elseid Hysaj (Corona virus), Amir Rrahmani (Corona virus) and Victor Osimhen (Shoulder Injury) will not be taking part for Napoli gaffer Gennaro Gattuso.
Team News: AC Milan
Thanks to a mainly available group of players, there is just the one fitness worry for the AC Milan gaffer Stefano Pioli to contend with. Rafael Leão (Biceps femoris muscle injury) won’t be in action.
We’ve got the feeling that AC Milan have enough to break down this Napoli lineup, although it realistically won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a close game with a 2-1 winning score for Napoli at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo (54,726)
Captain: Lorenzo Insigne
Chairman: Aurelio De Laurentiis
Manager: Gennaro Gattuso
Competitions: Serie A position 3, Europa League (Group F)
🔑 Star Player: Hirving Lozano
Customarily used in the Left Wing position, Hirving Lozano was born in Distrito Federal, Mexico. Having made his senior debut playing for Pachuca in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has got 4 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 7 appearances.