Napoli vs Inter Milan – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | Serie A 2021-22

Victor Osimhen-Napoli

The Stadio Diego Armando Maradona will host one of the biggest fixtures of the weekend in Serie A as Napoli face Inter Milan in a top of the table clash. 

Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Naples)

Key Statistics

Napoli have won their last four Serie A games, scoring nine goals and conceding just one in that period.

They are unbeaten in their last five league games (W4, D1), keeping three clean sheets in that period. 

The hosts have the best defensive record in the league this season, conceding 16 goals in 24 games. 

Inter Milan have lost one of their last ten games in all competitions (W8, D1).

This season, the visitors are the top-scoring side in Serie A, with 54 goals in 23 games.

They have failed to score in two of their last three away games in all competitions. 

Head to head

Napoli vs Inter Milan’s head-to-head record shows that of the 31 times they have met, Napoli has won 12 times, and Inter Milan has won 10 times. Nine fixtures between Napoli and Inter Milan have ended in a draw.

Latest performances in all competitions

Napoli: W-W-WL-W

Inter Milan: W-L-W-W-D


Napoli continued their resurgence and resumed their title charge on Sunday as they defeated Venezia 2-0. 

Goals from the returning Victor Osimhen and substitute Andrea Petagna gave ‘Gli Azzurri’ the win against their hosts, who had Tyronne Ebuehi sent off in the 95th minute. 

The result kept Luciano Spalletti’s side in second place, one point behind their visitors, who are sitting on top of the table at the moment. 

The win was also Napoli’s fourth league win on the bounce and saw the hosts keep their 13th clean sheet of the season. No side has kept as many clean sheets, nor has any team conceded fewer goals than ‘I Partenopei.’ 

Impressively, Napoli have lost just one of their last 15 head-to-head home meetings with Inter (W9, D5). However, they have not beaten the visitors in each of their last five head-to-head meetings in all competitions (L3, D2). 

Possible Napoli starting line-up

David Ospina; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Juan Jesus, Amir Rrahmani, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Stanislav Lobotka, Piotr Zielinski; Matteo Politano, Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen.

Injured: None 

Doubtful: Kalidou Koulibaly, Axel Tuanzebe, Hirving Lozano

Suspended: None 

Inter Milan

After their loss in the Milan Derby last weekend, Inter Milan redeemed themselves in the Coppa Italia in midweek as they defeated Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma side in the quarter-finals of the cup tournament.

A goal from former Roma striker Edin Dzeko inside two minutes set the ball rolling before Alexis Sanchez seized the win for them in the 68th minute. 

They will now turn their attention to the league where they are looking to keep their place at the top of the table. 

The ‘Nerazzurri’ are at risk of losing consecutive SA games for the first time since March 2020 and so will be desperate to give a good account of themselves and their title defence in this game. A loss could see them drop out of the top two, something that Simone Inzaghi will be looking to avoid. 

Their recent six-game away league form (W4, D2) also further fuels belief, especially with Simone Inzaghi’s men conceding just once during this phase, compared to eight times in the five SA away games prior.

Possible Inter Milan starting line-up

Samir Handanovic; Federico Dimarco, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar; Denzel Dumfries, Ivan Perisic, Marcelo Brozovic, Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu; Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko.

Injured: Robin Gosens, Joaquin Correa, 

Doubtful: Felipe Caicedo

Suspended: Alessandro Bastoni,


Napoli 1-2 Inter Milan