Inter Milan vs. SSC Napoli / Serie A – The last match of the 28th round of Italian Serie A is at the same time the most interesting of all as 5th-placed Inter and leading Napoli meet in Milan. Napoli has big 18 points more at the moment, however, the Neapolitans totally unexpectedly lost last weekend to Roma, while their duel with Inter in Naples last autumn had ended as goalless draw. Begins: 11.03.2018 – 20:45 CET
On the other hand Inter rested last weekend as the league match with city rival Milan has been postponed, so this team played its last league match two weeks ago when they won Benevento at home by 2-0. Before that they won Bologna 2-1 also at home, but Inter didn’t win outside its stadium since November last year, and it is no wonder that in the meantime they moved down at the fifth place in the table.
True, the Nerazzurri are still in the race for the Champions League as they have just one point fewer than 4th-placed Lazio and they played one match fewer than they. Third-placed Roma currently has five points more than they but this team played even two matches more than Inter. Right because of that we are certain that team led by manager Spalletti will have more than enough motive for Sunday’s match with Napoli. The only player that should skip the match is lightly injured stopper Ranocchia.
Probable lineups Inter Milan: Handanovic – Cancelo, Skriniar, Miranda, D'Ambrosio – Gagliardini, Vecino – Candreva, Rafinha, Perisic – Icardi
We have said in the introduction that the guests from Naples had a great mishap in the race for the Scudetto in previous round as they were defeated at home by Roma 4-2. True, team led by manager Sarri still occupies the leading position in the Serie A but 2nd-placed Juventus has just one point fewer and has played one match less than they, so right now the Old Lady is in a bit better position than the Neapolitans, who on the other hand don’t have to worry any more about obligations in the Europa League and the Coppa Italia.
From those two competitions they were recently eliminated by German Leipzig and Atalanta, respectively, and everyone expected that Napoli should exploit fact that Juventus still plays on three fronts. However, mishap against Roma might cost them dearly if they fail to win Inter on Sunday, since their situation in the race for the Scudetto get even more complicated. Let’s add that still out of action due to injuries are just defenders Ghoulam and Chiriches.
Probable lineups SSC Napoli: Reina – Hysaj, Koulibaly, Albiol, Mario Rui – Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik – Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Inter Milan – SSC Napoli PICK
Given that both teams need points from this match, Inter for the race to reach the Champions League, and Napoli for the race for the Scudetto, it is then the most realistic to expect a fully open match at the Guiseppe Meazza stadium and goals on both sides.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.83 at 10bet (down to 1.75 can be played)