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

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The champions of Italy, Inter will take on the current leaders of the Serie A table, Napoli at the San Siro.

Inter will be keen to close the gap on the league leaders in their pursuit of successfully defending their title. Inter is coming into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw against city rivals AC Milan. A hard-fought Derby was played evenly between both sides. Inter missed out on their chance to topple AC Milan and could have closed the gap further.

Napoli, on the other hand, drew against Hellas Verona with a scoreline of 1-1. A first-half goal from Argentine striker Giovanni Simeone for Hellas Verona was canceled out by a goal from right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo for Napoli.

Former Inter coach Spaletti will look to keep up the pace with AC Milan at the top of the table. While Napoli has conceded the fewest goals so far this season, their opponents, Inter have scored the most with 29.

Statistics & Encounters

Inter is unbeaten in their last 4 matches against Napoli. Their last defeat against Napoli came all the way back in May 2019.

Napoli is unbeaten in their last 21 Serie A games. Their last defeat came in April 2021 against Juventus.

The two sides faced each other earlier this year in Serie A, with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.

Inter’s form guide in Serie A: D-W-W-D-L

Napoli’s form guide in Serie A: D-W-W-D-W

Suspensions, Injuries & Team News

The international break will surely cause selection headaches for Inzaghi. Before the team left for the break, Inter was at 100% fully fit squad but now there are doubts.

De Vrij, Sanchez, Bastoni, and Dzeko are doubtful to play in this fixture.

Napoli will only be without Demme. The rest of the squad should be available for Spaletti’s selection.

Probable Line-ups

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, Ranocchia, Bastoni, Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Correa, Martinez

Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina, Di Lorenzo, Rahmani, Koulibaly, Rui, Anguissa, Ruiz, Lozano, Zielinski, Insigne, Osimhen

Prediction

Inter: 1

Napoli: 1