Inter – Napoli prediction and analysis
It's time for another major European championship to return after the World Cup break.
And already in the first round for the 2023 calendar year, Serie A provides us with a real spectacle – the derby between Inter and Napoli.
As the two most prolific Calcio attacks will face each other.
Napoli have scored 37 goals, while Inter have 34 on their account.
However, anything short of a win would likely rule Inter out of contention for the Scudetto this season.
Because the gap from the top, where Napoli is, is as many as 11 points before this round.
Meanwhile, Napoli will be looking to avoid losing at all costs .
As their nearest chaser Milan are 8 points behind and are likely to win their away game at Salernitana.
So we're very likely to have a hard-fought, contested match. And equality will emerge as the most plausible outcome.
However, I would not hazard a prediction about the final outcome. But I think there is reason to look for a bet on goals.
Because in Inter's last two games before the break, a total of 12 goals were scored :
- 6-1 against Bologna
- 3-2 against Atalanta
And in the last match of Napoli there were 5 hits :
- 3-2 against Udinese
In addition, during the break, Luciano Spalletti's players recorded a series of high-scoring controls.
As in each of them there were 4 or more goals :
- 3-2 against Antalyaspor
- 3-1 to Crystal Palace
- 2-3 against Villarreal
- 1-4 against Lille
Prediction: Over 4.0 Asian Goal Line.
Inter - statistics and info
Home games in Serie A have been a walk in the park for Inter so far.
As the Nerazzurri have won 18 points from 7 games played at San Siro - 6 wins, 0 draws and 1 loss.
The last three of those were wins:
- 2-0 against Salernitana
- 3-0 against Sampdoria
- 6-1 against Bologna
And before this strong streak was the only defeat at home this season for Simone Inzaghi's team:
- 1-2 against Roma
Outside of Serie A, Inter have recorded 6 consecutive home wins in all competitions.
As five of them were "at zero" and with a lead of 2+ goals .
This includes the 4-0 win in control against Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg.
If that's not enough to get confidence flowing through their veins, I'll point out another fact.
The Nerazzurri have won each of their last 4 matches against Napoli in Serie A at home.
Napoli - statistics and info
Napoli are the only team in Europe's top 5 leagues to be unbeaten in every domestic competition this season.
Until recently, the French PSG was also in this number. But on Sunday evening, the Parisians lost their visit to Lance with 1-3.
And so the team from Naples remained the sole owner of this kind of record.
Sky Blue coach Luciano Spalletti can only hope that the long break hasn't hindered his team's momentum.
As the Partenopei head into today's test having won their last 11 matches in the Calcio .
Including victories in difficult visits to champions Milan, Lazio, Roma and Atalanta.
Everything at Napoli this season has been synonymous with scoring goals.
They have scored a staggering 37 goals in the first 15 rounds of Serie A.
Which makes them the team with the strongest attack in the Italian league this year.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineups: Onana; Skriniar, Acherby, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barela, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Dzeko, Lukaku
In question: Martinez, Handanovic
Lineups: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Jesus, Rui; Anguisa, Lobotka, Zelinsky; Politano, Osimene, Kvaratzhelia
Matches against each other
|SA||12/02/22||Napoli 1:1 Inter|
|SA||21/11/21||Inter 3:2 Napoli|
|SA||18/04/21||Napoli 1:1 Inter|
|SA||16/12/20||Inter 1:0 Napoli|
|SA||28/07/20||Inter 2:0 Napoli|
|KI||13/06/20||Napoli 1:1 Inter|
Ranking and Form in the league