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Inter Milan will do battle with visiting rivals Napoli at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in this Serie A match on Tuesday.
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Inter Milan will be looking for another win after the 0-3 Serie A success versus Genoa.
In that game, Inter Milan had 56% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Inter Milan, the goals were scored by Romelu Lukaku (34', 90') and Alexis Sánchez (83'). Genoa had 9 shots at goal with 2 on target.
At least three goals per game were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Inter Milan have taken part. Their opponents scored 5 of them in this period whereas Nerazzurri amassed a tally of 14. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this game, however.
Coming into this fixture, Inter Milan have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Napoli will go into this clash following on from a 2-0 Serie A win over Sassuolo in their previous outing.
In that game, SSC Napoli managed 50% possession and 21 shots at goal with 8 on target. For SSC Napoli, the scorers were Elseid Hysaj (8') and Allan (90'). On the other side, Sassuolo had 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Napoli have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals overall. At the back, Partenopei can certainly do much better.
Taking a look at their past results, SSC Napoli:
- have not beaten Inter Milan in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 11/03/2018, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Inter Milan winning 2 of those games, Napoli 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
13 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 of them from Nerazzurri and 7 belonging to Partenopei. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
Team News: Inter Milan
Stefano Sensi (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Stefan de Vrij (Knee Injury) and Matías Vecino (Knee Injury) are unavailable for Inter gaffer Antonio Conte. Roberto Gagliardini is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
It’s our opinion that Nerazzurri may well make use of the 3-4-3 system for this game, utilising Samir Handanovic, Andrea Ranocchia, Diego Godin, Milan Skriniar, Cristiano Biraghi, Ashley Young, Marcelo Brozovic, Victor Moses, Lautaro Javier Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Romelu Lukaku.
Team News: Napoli
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Napoli gaffer Gennaro Gattuso to be concerned with. Konstantinos Manolas (Bruised Rib) won’t be in action. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente.
We are inclined to think that Partenopei might make use of a 4-3-3 lineup by sending out David Ospina, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kevin Malcuit, Kalidou Koulibaly, Elseid Hysaj, Fabián Ruiz Peña, Stanislav Lobotka, Piotr Zielinski, Jose Maria Callejon, Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne.
We think that Napoli could find themselves struggling to score goals against this Inter Milan lineup who should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 1-0 winning margin for Inter Milan at the end of the 90 minutes.
Let’s see what happens.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (80,018)
Captain: Samir Handanovič
Chairman: Steven Zhang
Manager: Antonio Conte
Competitions: Serie A position 2, Europa League (Round of 16)
🔑 Key Player: Antonio Candreva
Customarily played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Antonio Candreva was born in Rome, Italy. After having made a senior debut playing for Ternana in the 2004 - 2005 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 5 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 season to date in a total of 31 appearances.