The Serie A tie at Stadio San Paolo on Sunday sees home side Napoli take to the field against opponents AC Milan.
All Napoli v AC Milan game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Napoli will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Serie A success versus Genoa.
In that game, SSC Napoli had 67% possession and 20 shots on goal with 9 on target. For SSC Napoli, the goalscorers were Dries Mertens (45') and Hirving Lozano (66'). At the other end, Genoa had 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. Edoardo Goldaniga (49') scored for Genoa.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Gennaro Gattuso's SSC Napoli have netted 9 times - an average number of goals per match equal to 1.5.
Pre-game facts show that Napoli:
- haven't lost in the league to AC Milan in their last 10 matches. A decent run, indeed.
- have not registered a win against AC Milan in their previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
AC Milan head into the meeting following on from a 4-2 Serie A win versus Juventus in their last match.
In that match, AC Milan managed 49% possession and 13 shots on goal with 9 on target. For AC Milan, goals were scored by Zlatan Ibrahimović (62'), Franck Kessié (66'), Rafael Leão (67') and Ante Rebić (80'). Juventus had 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. Adrien Rabiot (47') and Cristiano Ronaldo (53') scored for Juventus.
Showing their predisposition for high-scoring encounters, goals have been scored 20 times in the prior 6 games in which AC Milan have sent out their troops, giving an average of 3.33 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have managed 5 from this total. Putting that to one side, we must now wait to see whether that trend shall be replicated in this upcoming match or not.
Their previous form shows that AC Milan:
- have not emerged victorious against SSC Napoli in games played away from home for the previous 8 league matches. A very poor run of away results.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 18/11/2017 shows us that Napoli have won 2 of these games & AC Milan 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
In all, 12 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 of them for Partenopei and 6 created by i Rossoneri. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Serie A match day 13 on 23/11/2019 when it ended AC Milan 1-1 SSC Napoli.
On that day, AC Milan managed 47% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Giacomo Bonaventura (29').
SSC Napoli got 12 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Hirving Lozano (24') was the scorer.
The referee was Daniele Orsato.
Team News: Napoli
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso to contend with due to a largely intact set of players. Fernando Llorente (Unknown Injury) misses out. Kévin Malcuit is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: AC Milan
Milan manager Stefano Pioli has a number of players out of action. Léo Duarte (Hamstring Injury), Samu Castillejo (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Mateo Musacchio (Ankle Surgery) are not able to play.
We envisage that AC Milan should get enough chances to put one past this Napoli team, although it may not be enough to avoid a loss.
We can see a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Napoli when all is said and done. Let’s just see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo (60,240)
Captain: Lorenzo Insigne
Chairman: Aurelio De Laurentiis
Manager: Gennaro Gattuso
Competitions: Serie A position 6, Coppa Italia (Final), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Star Player: Arkadiusz Milik
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Arkadiusz Milik was born in Tychy, Poland. Having made his senior debut playing for Górnik Zabrze in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 10 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 season to date from a total of 20 appearances.