SSC Napoli vs Inter Milan / Serie A – Under other circumstance this would be a very interesting match but only two rounds are left and some things are clear now, so the match is important only for the visiting team. Even Inter is not under huge pressure as it occupies the third place and has four points more than the fifth-placed city rival. Napoli is second and it is clear a long time ago that will stay there, while after elimination from the Europa League they play without proper motive. Inter won their match played in the first part of season by 1-0.
SSC Napoli vs Inter Milan begins 19.05.2019 at 20:30 CET
It can be said that this is a typical season for Napoli; they are behind Juventus, while others couldn’t keep up with their pace. There didn’t make any progress in the Cup, from which were eliminated after losing to Milan, and they did nothing special in Europe. They were in a strong group in the Champions League, where their rivals were finalist Liverpool and strong PSG, so they had to play in the Europa League but Arsenal was too strong there. In the Serie 1 they duly do their job for some time now and logically there were periods of weak form and totally unexpected defeats.
They lost, for example, to Empoli and Atalanta at home and drew with Genoa in front of their fans. In previous three rounds Napoli stabilised its form and won three times. Those were not some brilliantly played matches, especially previous two which they won by 2-1. They were lucky against Cagliari when they scored in last moments of the match, just like SPAL in the last round. We expect a few changes in the team where out of action are Insigne, Maksimovic and Chiriches.
Probable lineups SSC Napoli: Meret – Malcuit, R. Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam – Allan, Ruiz, Zielinski, Callejon – Mertens, Milik
Inter is on verge to qualify for the Champions League and it can resolve the dilemmas in Naples, if they have enough strenght to win strong but unmotivated rival. Perhaps even that won’t be necessary if other some results fit into the calculation, while in the worst case scenario Inter has another chance in the last round against Empoli at home. They played well this season which had its ups and downs, but they were undefeated in last seven rounds which put them in such favourable position.
There was number of draws which slowed them down. We need to add that Inter drew with Atalanta and Roma, both direct competitors for reaching the Champions League and old/new champion Juventus. Inter also drew with Udinese, while in the previous round they maximally used fact that play against the last positioned Chievo. They routinely won by 2-0, having complete dominance, although many expected a higher goal score. The bad thing is that Politano got injured and cannot play now, so Candreva will replace him. Stopper de Vrij is out of action from before, but D'Ambrosio and Brozovic are back in the starting line-up.
Probable lineups Inter Milan: S. Handanovic – D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, Miranda, Asamoah – Brozovic, Vecino – Candreva, Nainggolan, Perisic – Icardi
SSC Napoli vs Inter Milan PICK
This could be a nice football match in which both teams will play openly. Napoli plays the last time this season in front of its fans and wants to say goodbye with victory and good show, while Inter needs points but not by any means and can accept outplaying with the home team, which should result in a goal fest.
Pick: over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.72 at bet365 (down to 1.62 can be played)
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