AC Milan host Napoli at the San Siro on Sunday in game week 27 of the Italian Serie A. The hosts are second on the log, while Napoli are languishing in sixth place with 9 points separating the two teams.
This fixture always delivers goals as they have been only 5 goalless draws in their meetings since 2001. This is likely to be another goal fest with so many attacking talents at the disposal of both sides.
The match also sees Napoli manager, Gennaro Gattuso who enjoyed a successful playing career with the Milanese take on his former team. Read on for our betting prediction of this game.
AC Milan are still firmly in the running for the Scudetto this season. The former champions are six points behind their city rival, Inter Milan, who are dictating the pace. The Rossoneri were on top of the table for a number of weeks, but a combination of loss of form and a long list of injuries to regulars saw them lose the spot to the Nerazzuri. The bad form has carried has lingered and they have a chance to get back to winning ways on Sunday.
AC Milan have scored the least number of goals amongst the top 6 clubs on the log, this could be attributed to the absence of their top goalscorer this season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (14goals), who has missed games due to cases injuries and COVID-19 infection. However, midfielder, Frank Kessie has carried the team on his back weighing in with nine goals so far.
AC Milan have not won at the San Siro in the league since they defeated Crotone 4-0 on February 7 and this doesn’t bode well for them going into the encounter against Napoli because the visitors have not lost at the San Siro in the league since 2016.
Milan are still without Ismail Bennacer, Hakan Calhanoglu, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ante Rebic and Mario Mandzukic for their upcoming match but they can take solace in the fact that they got a draw at Old Trafford in their Europa League round of 16 first leg against Manchester United without those absentees.
Napoli head into this game in some good form, unbeaten in their last four outings raking in 10 points out of a possible 12. However, they would have to dig deep if they are to get the first win away from home in over two months as they continue to chase a place in Europe next season.
The Neapolitans are without a win in this fixture in their last five attempts and their last win at the San Siro came in January 2017 when Dries Mertens provided the assists for captain, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon in a hard-fought 2-1 win.
Gennaro Gattuso will have a near-complete squad to make his selection with Faouzi Ghoulam who picked up an injury in the 3-1 win over Bologna last time out and Andrea Petagna who is still recuperating the only players confirmed to miss the game.
As earlier stated this game is always one to produce a flurry of goals, and given the calibre of players on the roster of both sides, we are guaranteed quite a number of goals in the game. As a result of the goals potential of this fixture we will be backing over 2.5 Goals to be scored @ 1.93 with 1xbet Welcome Bonus for our first tip.
For the second tip, we will also be going for another betting option within the goals market. We expect both sides to find the back of the net in this game so we are also backing both teams to score @ 1.73.
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