How Inter Milan Might Line Up Against Napoli
In a blockbuster Serie A clash scheduled for Wednesday night, Inter Milan
will welcome Napoli
at home in Guiseppe Meazza
. The Nerazzurri are currently standing three points behind their rivals, AC Milan, who are holding second place. Napoli is further down the table at the third position with 23 points, and they`re expected to put up an intense fight to claim the second position. However, a win for either Napoli or Inter Milan will be elemental to their title race against the top team, Juventus.
Inter Milan managed to bounce back in league with a 3-1 win against Cagliari after their European exit following a disappointing 0-0 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk. The Nerazzurri struggled to score for 77 minutes before Nico Barella, Romelo Lukaku, and Danilo D`Ambrosio gave them the three winning goals.
On the other hand, Napoli drew 1-1 with Real Sociedad, which helped them top Group F in the UEFA Europa League. These were important results as Real Sociedad drew against Manchester United during the knockout stages as Napoli went against Granada. The Partenopei had a great comeback after their European group finale, beating Sampdoria 2-1.
Inter Milan and Napoli Team News
In this game, Inter Milan might have to play without Achraf Hakimi, who was seen limping off the pitch during their game with Cagliari. To date, the extent of his injuries isn`t fully assessed, so there`s a high likelihood that he`ll miss their game against Napoli. Punters with Betway soccer betting
should also note that Arturo Vidal and Matias Vecino will be out on injury.
During the game against Napoli, Antonio Conte might choose to drop Alexis Sanchez and Christian Eriksen following their performance against Cagliari. As such, Betway punters will miss Vidal and Vecino during this game, while Hakimi remains doubtful.
Gennaro Gattuso`s team welcomed Kevin Malcuit into the squad during the game against Sampdoria, with the defender left on the bench. As such, Victor Osimhen remains the only injured player on Napoli`s squad, so he`ll be out recovering from his dislocated shoulder. Nonetheless, Hirving Lozano`s impact on Sampdoria will surely result in a great start against Inter, as Tiemoue Bakayoko will most likely start at the center.
Inter vs. Napoli Expected XI
Inter Milan Predicted Lineup (3-5-2)
– Samir Handanovic (Goalkeeper), Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skrinair, Alessandro Basstoni; Nicolo Barella, Ashley Young, Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Perisic, Roberto Gagliardini; Lautaro Martinez, Romelo Lukaku.
Napoli Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1)
– David Ospina(Goalkeeper), Kalidou Koulibaly, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Mario Rui, Konstantinos Manolas; Tiemoue Bakayoko, Fabian Ruiz, Piotr Zielinski, Hirving Lozano, Lorenzo Insigne; Dries Mertens.
Inter vs. Napoli Predictions
With both Napoli and Inter Milan boasting a good form in Serie right now, it will be hard to guess the outright winner in the game. Antonio Conte`s squad dealt with lots of criticism after their exit in the UEFA Champions League, although now they have the time to focus on the league. Some of the players expected to score during this game include Romelo Lukaku, with Lorenzo Insdigne and Chucky Lozano in excellent shape to make the game a high-scoring draw.