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Match Preview: Inter vs Napoli – Probable Lineups, Key Stats & Score Prediction

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Inter will be taking on Napoli at the San Siro in the midweek clash. Napoli is another contender for the Scudetto like Inter. Napoli is currently sitting 1 point behind Inter in the 3rd place.

Inter are three points behind rivals AC Milan in second place.

Inter is starting to build momentum after winning back to back games in Serie A. Their last win against Cagliari displayed determination and strong character when they fell behind by a goal but ultimately managed to complete a comeback and won 3-1.

Statistics & Encounters

  • Inter are unbeaten in their last seven Serie A games
  • Inter remain top scorers in the league with 29 in 11 games
  • Inter have won three of their last 10 games against Napoli

Inter recent form: W-W-W-D-W

Napoli recent form: W-D-W-D-W

Suspensions and Team News

Achraf Hakimi limped off against Cagliari after coming on as a sub. The extent of his injury yet to be fully assessed but Conte is hopeful.

Conte said: “We’ll evaluate Hakimi during the day. He could become available.”

Matias Vecino and Arturo Vidal will not feature in this match due to injuries.

“Vidal suffered a grade one strain and is recovering and working well, but I think it’d be a risk to try to play him tomorrow.”

Stefano Sensi made a special appearance during the Cagliari game and looked like his old self. He could feature in this match later on.

Victor Osimhen is the only injured player in Gattuso’s squad, with the forward still recovering from a dislocated shoulder.

Probable Line-Ups

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Bastoni, De Vrij, Skriniar, Hakimi, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Young, Lukaku, Lautaro

Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina, Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Manolas, Rui, Fabian Ruiz, Bakayoko, Hirving Lozano, Zielinski, Insigne, Mertens

Prediction

Inter: 2

Napoli: 1

With both sides in good form in the league, this is anyone’s game. Inter has a slight advantage of being the home team and also having better overall depth in the squad.

This is going to be one of the most crucial fixtures for Conte and his men. A potential battle for the Scudetto’s contention.