Inter Milan host Napoli in the Serie A on Wednesday. Both sides come into this match one point apart on the table – sitting second and third respectively. Napoli may have won their last four Serie A matches but meet an Inter Milan side they have struggled to beat in the league recently.
After several disappointing performances in the UEFA Champions League, Inter Milan have responded with strong domestic showings. The Nerazzuri have won their last four Serie A matches to climb up to second on the table. They toppled the in-form Sassuolo in a dominant 3-0 win away from home, before defeating Bologna 3-1 at home the following week. Inter Milan was forced to come from behind in their last match against Cagliari. After conceding just before the break, the Nerazzuri scored three goals in 13 minutes to win 3-1. Nicolo Barella kicked the side into action with a 77th minute goal, before Danilo D’Ambrosio and Romelu Lukaku netted late goals to seal the win. Chilean international Arturo Vidal missed Sunday’s match a quad injury and is not expected to be risked for this match. There is also no set return date for Radja Nainggolan who is nursing a calf injury.
Napoli have bounced back after their 3-1 defeat to league leaders AC Milan with four consecutive Serie A wins. Napoli recorded consecutive 4-0 wins over Roma and Crotone, before returning home to defeat Sampdoria 2-1. After conceding first, Napoli hit back in the second half through Hirving Lozano and Andrea Petagna. Napoli currently sit third in the league just four points off AC Milan on top. Striker Victor Osimhen is Napoli’s only confirmed injury, with the 21-year-old recovering from a shoulder strain. Defenders Amir Rrahmani and Elseid Hysaj returned a negative COVID test and could feature in this match.
Napoli and Inter Milan did also meet in last season’s Coppa Italia semi-finals. Napoli came out on top with a 2-1 aggregate score over the two legs. Both sides come into this match on a four-game winning streak. They sit one point apart on the table with Inter Milan and Napoli sitting second and third respectively. Neither side will be willing to give an inch, with this tie potentially having significant implications on the title race. This one is tough to call. Based off this fixture’s recent history.
PREDICTION : DRAW 2-2
ACCUMULATOR TIP : BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE