Serie A Preview: Inter Milan vs Napoli – Key stats, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction

Victor Osimhen-Napoli

Current Italian Serie A champions Inter Milan will welcome current league leaders Napoli to San Siro this Sunday for what promises to be an exciting encounter.

Venue: San Siro (Milan)

Key Statistics

Inter Milan are unbeaten in their last six games (W4, D2).

They have scored the most goals in Serie A this season (29) and have conceded 13 times so far this term.

Napoli are unbeaten so far in the league (W10, D2).

There has been four red cards shown across Napoli’s last three competitive games.

Head to head

In 34 head-to-head meetings between both teams, Napoli have won 13 times against Inter Milan’s 11 wins. 

Latest Performances in all competitions

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

Napoli: D-W-W-W-D

Inter Milan 

Serie A defending champions Inter Milan will continue their title defence this Sunday when they welcome Napoli to San Siro.

The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in five Serie A home matches in the league and will be looking to keep that record intact.

They come into this fixture on the back of a 1-1 draw against AC Milan in the league. A first-half penalty from Turkish international Hakan Calhanoglu for Inter Milan was cancelled out by an own goal from Stefan de Vrij.

The draw ensured that Simone Inzaghi’s side are sitting in third place, seven points off the top after 13 rounds of games. 

They will be desperate to win this game and cut the gap at the top.

Meanwhile, Inzaghi will be without goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao while there are also doubts over the availability of veteran striker Edin Dzeko, Alexis Sanchez, and centre-back Stefan de Vrij. Alessandro Bastoni and Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez are also injury doubts.

Possible Inter Milan starting line-ups

Samir Handanovic, Milan Skriniar, Andrea Ranocchia, Federico Dimarco, Matteo Darmian, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ivan Perisic, Lautaro Martinez, Joaquin Correa.

Injured: Gabriel Brazao

Doubtful: Lautaro Martinez, Alessandro Bastoni, Edin Dzeko, Alexis Sanchez, Stefan de Vrij.

Suspended: None


Surprise league leaders Napoli will travel to San Siro, aiming to keep their unbeaten record intact and their place at the top of the table secure.

The visitors were held to a 1-1 draw in their last game against Igor Tudor’s Hellas Verona in the league. A first-half strike from Argentine striker Giovanni Simeone for Hellas Verona was cancelled out by a goal from right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo for Napoli. The game was also full of drama as Hellas Verona had midfielder Daniel Bessa and Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic sent off in the second half. 

The visitors travel to the capital with a good away record in the league. They have kept three clean sheets in their last five away games and have only failed to score once in their last 15 away league games.

A big win here will keep them atop the table ahead of the title run-in.

Meanwhile, Napoli could be without German midfielder Diego Demme. Other than that, Luciano Spalletti is expected to have a fully fit squad at his disposal.

Possible Napoli starting line-ups

David Ospina, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Fabian Ruiz, Hirving Lozano, Piotr Zielinski, Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen.

Injured: None

Doubtful: Diego Demme

Suspended: None


Inter Milan 2-2 Napoli