Napoli and Inter Milan will close things out in the first week of 2020 action in the Serie A. Both sides are going through opposite runs of form, but one thing is clear. Both teams will aim to get some much-needed three points in this fixture. This game at Stadio San Paolo will kick-off Monday at 19:45 GMT.
Napoli are undoubtedly the biggest disappointment of the season. The Partenopei side dismissed Carlo Ancelotti midway through the campaign, and their recent results have not improved since they currently sit 18 points behind the two league leaders, Inter Milan and Juventus. Not only this has been Napoli’s worst position after 17 matches since 2010, but it’s also a fair reflection of their awful form. Napoli have won just once in their last nine Serie A matches (W1, D5, L3) and most of their struggles have come at home where they have won just three of eight games thus far. They have a squad that’s strong enough to perform at a higher level, but it remains to be seen when they will stop underperforming. A win against Inter would be a great way to start, but they have won just once against these rivals in their last five league meetings.
Inter Milan open their calendar in high spirits. They sit at the top of the Serie A standings with 42 points and while they are tied with Juventus for the league lead, they have the edge due to their superior goal differential. As things stand right now, The Nerazzurri have the league’s best defence with 14 goals conceded while scoring 36 times, the competition’s third-best scoring output. To make things even better, they are undefeated in their last 10 Serie A matches (W7, D3) while dropping just one all season long. Antonio Conte’s men have been performing at a very high level, and the former Chelsea tactician has his side running at top speed despite key absences to players such as Alexis Sanchez and Stefano Sensi over the last few weeks. They have a tough assignment here, but they should be more than ready to take the three points.
Only one of the last five matches between these two sides has ended with three or more goals. That shouldn’t change here due to Napoli’s scoring struggles and Inter’s solid defensive form.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Under 2.5
Best Odds: 2.08 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 06-Jan-2020 20:45 CET
Event Result: 1:3(1:2)
Profit: -40.00 Units