First meets third in Serie A this Sunday when AC Milan host Napoli at the San Siro.
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan)
AC Milan are unbeaten in their last 22 league games (W17, D5).
They have won their last six league games at home.
The hosts are unbeaten in their last 13 games overall.
Napoli are the league’s top scorers with 13 goals this year.
The visitors are unbeaten in their last 12 games (W10, D2).
They have scored 2+ goals in three of their last four games.
Head to head
Napoli have recently enjoyed the upper hand in this fixture, winning seven of the last 15 meetings between both sides. AC Milan have three wins in that period.
Latest performances in all competitions
AC Milan: W-W-D-W-D
AC Milan resume their title defence with a crunch test against Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Stefano Pioli’s team are unbeaten in eight games in all competitions and come into this game off the back of a 3-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Goals from Olivier Giroud, Alexis Saelemaekers and Tommaso Pobega ensured that the Italians went top of Group E and continued their unbeaten run of matches.
Stefano Pioli knows his team face what will be arguably their biggest test of the season coming up against fellow title contenders Napoli. But after passing the Milan Derby with flying colours, the Rossoneri come into this game prepared.
With both teams level on points in third and second position respectively, Stefano Pioli knows his team have a chance to go top with a win and secure a vantage point heading into the international break.
Possible AC Milan starting line-up
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Pierre Kalulu, Theo Hernandez; Tommaso Pobega, Sandro Tonali; Junior Messias, Charles De Ketelaere, Alexis Saelemaekers; Olivier Giroud.
Injured: Alessandro Florenzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Doubtful: Divock Origi, Ante Rebic
Suspended: Rafael Leao
Napoli like their Sunday hosts are yet to taste defeat this season, and followed up their 4-1 thrashing of Liverpool in the Champions League with yet another dominant display against Rangers of Scotland, with goals from Matteo Politano, Giacomo Raspadori and Tanguy Ndombele ensuring securing all three points for the Napoleons.
Luciano Spalletti’s team left it late to beat Spezia in their last outing in the Italian Serie A with a Giacomo Raspadori strike enough to see out a stubborn Spezia side.
Napoli now face a whole different challenge when they travel to the San Siro to take on title defenders AC Milan and must improve on their last performance to come away with a positive result to maintain their chances of challenging for the title and keep their hopes alive.
In their last five encounters, Napoli have secured two wins and two losses in the hands of Stefano Pioli’s team and will be searching for a third consecutive win over AC Milan at the San Siro.
Possible Napoli starting line-up
Alex Meret; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Kim Min-jae, Mario Rui; Andre Zambo Anguissa, Tanguy Ndombele; Matteo Politano, Elif Elmas, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia; Giacomo Raspadori.
Injured: Diego Demme, Victor Osimhen
Doubtful: Hirving Lozano
AC Milan 2-2 Napoli