Big Game Focus: AC Milan v Napoli


It’s a big one in Milan as the Rossoneri welcome Serie A title contenders Napoli as they seek to tighten their grip inside the Top 4.

AC Milan, one of Italy’s most successful clubs, have been in decent form of late. Three wins on the bounce has kept their Champions League dream alive. However, high-flying Napoli will provide a stern test for them. New Milan signing Krzysztof Piatek, who is second in the goalscoring charts, will hope to play a part in Sunday’s game.

The Partenopei are chasing Serie A leaders Juventus and will be going for maximum points at the San Siro. The visitors are considered as the closest challengers to the majestic Juventus team.

Napoli have dominated this fixture after Milan’s fortunes began to dwindle the last few years. The Neapolitans are 13 points ahead of their hosts who have not beaten Napoli in eight fixtures. Bet on the match here.

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The visitors have beaten Milan four out of five times. The last encounter between these two was a thriller. Milan raced into a two-goal lead but Napoli staged a stunning comeback to win the game. Last season’s tie at the San Siro ended in a goalless draw. You can back an Away Win at odds of 2.00.

Both teams have scored in this fixture in five of the last six games. You can back Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.75.

Six of the last eight meetings have produced Over 2.5 Goals. Therefore, you can back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.95.

Team news

Giacomo Bonaventura, Lucas Biglia and Mattia Caldara are long-term absentees. Captain Alessio Romagnoli returns from suspension which is a major boost.

Napoli will be happy with the return of Kalidou Koulibaly and Lorenzo Insigne from suspension. Marek Hamsik, Vlad Chiriches and Amin Younes will miss out due to injuries.

Probable line ups

Milan: Donnarumma, Conti, Romagnoli, Mussachio, Rodriguez, Bakayoko, Calhanoglu, Paqueta, Suso, Piatek, Borini

Napoli: Meret, Malcuit, Albiol, Koulibaily, Mario Rui, Ruiz, Diawara, Callejon, Insigne, Mertens, Milik