Serie A | Inter Milan vs Napoli: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

The last Inter Milan away goals against AC Milan

Check out on OneFootball the last away goals scored by the nerazzurri stars against AC Milan in the previous Serie A matches.

Inter Milan vs Napoli: Line-ups

Inter Milan


Hard to Beat Inter at Home


Still trailing both this weekend’s opponents and their city rivals by seven points after the season’s first Derby della Madonnina a fortnight ago, Inter’s hopes of back-to-back Scudetti may rely on turning the tide in games such as Sunday’s.


Since a loss to Lazio in the middle of last month, Simone Inzaghi’s side have gone unbeaten at home and abroad, with only a draw in the Derby d’Italia previously preventing them from claiming five straight wins. Inter are also second behind Real Madrid in their Champions League group and in a good position to progress, should they post some positive results in the next few weeks.


Furthermore, Inzaghi’s highest loss percentage in Serie A has been against his personal nemesis, Napoli, having been beaten by the Partenopei a remarkable seven times out of 10 while managing Lazio. The Neapolitans have also scored more set-piece goals than any other Serie A side so far (11), while Inter have conceded the highest share from set pieces – seven out of 13.


Nonetheless, Napoli are unbeaten in their last 21 top-flight games, with their last defeat coming back in April, versus Juventus. Such a consistent run sees them closing in on a club record of 26 set four years ago, but they now face a stern test of their credentials to topple Inter as champions next spring.


Star striker Victor Osimhen has recently experienced his first dry spell since an electric start to the season but was on target during both of Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers, so he should be back to his irrepressible best on Sunday. With the former Lille forward on song and a rock-solid defence at his service, Spalletti should be confident of taking three points from his return to San Siro.

DPP Verdict

Inter are seldom beaten on home soil, so will not succumb easily to the Napoli juggernaut which has powered through Serie A at the start of this season. This encounter has a low-scoring draw stamped all over it, as both sides are well-organised defensively but contain too many attacking talents to be held by the other for a full 90 minutes.