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Napoli-Inter: Match Preview, Team News & Line-Ups

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Preview: 

Inter travel to Napoli in an attempt to keep pace with the top of the league. Meanwhile, Gattuso will be hoping for a full performance, and three points to keep the resurgence rolling on.

Napoli will be without Koulibaly, Malcuit and Luperto, while Fabian Ruiz is expected to feature.

Inter on the other hand welcome back Stefano Sensi, and only await the return of Alexis Sanchez, Barella and Asamoah to be back to full strength.

Inter’s right-back Danilo D’Ambrosio had an MRI of the right thigh for the rectus femoris muscle.

The defender was having problems in training over the last few sessions and will miss the next few fixtures.

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Napoli (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Allan, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik, Insigne.

Unavailable: Luperto, Malcuit, Koulibaly.

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Godin, de Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Vecino, Brozovic, Sensi, Biraghi; Lautaro Martinez, Lukaku.

Unavailable: Sanchez, Asamoah, D’Ambrosio.

Match Stats:

There have been 73 meetings between Napoli and Inter at the San Paolo stadium. The numbers are in favour of the Azzurri, who have 37 wins to their name, 19 draws and 17 are Inter’s victories.

Napoli enjoyed their last victory over Inter at this ground only 8 months ago, when Ancelotti and his boys had the better with a clear 4-1 win over Inter in the second last fixture of the 2018/19 calendar season.

The most alarming stat however, would be that Inter, on the other hand, have not had a success at San Paolo for over 22 years: it was on 21 October 1997 that the last Nerazzurri victory in a Napoli-Inter game took effect, which ended 0-2.