Inter and Napoli will meet in the 12th round of Serie A. Inter is playing in good shape, it is a pity that they did not go further in the Champions League, and it remains for them to try to attack the Scudetto. The guests beat Sampdoria 2: 1 after the turnaround, they went further in the Europa League, and this team has great ambitions this season.
December 16th, 2020 – 20:45
Inter vs Napoli Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Inter vs Napoli Predictions
Inter Milan saw an end to their European season in midweek. Sunday saw them win 3-1 at Cagliari, keeping them second in Serie A, a point and a place above opponents third-placed Napoli. Inter finished bottom of their Champions League group, despite taking four points from their final two games. Perhaps not having the distraction of European football may help their Serie A title bid. Sunday saw them get back into winning ways with a 3-1 win at Cagliari. That didn’t look the likely final score as they went into the 77th minute a goal down. The victory made it four in a row in Serie A with 13 goals scored, and with the leader, Milan, only drawing, Inter is now only three points off the top. They have just one loss in their last seven league fixtures, but clean sheets are proving hard to keep. Inter have only managed that twice in their previous 11 Serie A matches. They are proving hard to beat, though, as only Milan has beaten Inter in their last 18 league fixtures. Ivan Perišić creates a lot of problems for his opponents on the right flank. It is difficult to keep this guy in a one-on-one game, he has fantastic dribbles, and the Croatian international is the team’s real leader. He was on loan at Bayern last season, played great, and scored important goals. Romelu Lukaku scored 30 goals last season, he is strong as a tank, and he is doing great in the penalty area.
Napoli had another win on Sunday when beating Sampdoria 2-1 at home. They had to come from behind to get that victory, though. It was their third in a row in Serie A after the home loss to leaders Milan last month. Ten goals have been scored in those three games with just one conceded. The visitors are four points off the top of the table but will go second if winning this match at Inter. Napoli has won four of their five away Serie A games this season. The other was the match at Juventus that they didn’t travel to for health reasons. It’s been a relatively friendly fixture list, though with none of the teams they have played away from home being in the top half of the table. Fabian Ruiz shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Hirving Lozano creates a lot of problems for his opponents on the right flank. It’s hard to keep this guy in the one-on-one game, he has fantastic dribbles, and the Mexican international is a real team leader.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw. We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.