Serie A giants Napoli and AC Milan go to battle this Sunday at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples in the last of a loaded seven-game Serie A Sunday schedule.
After a disappointing campaign last term, Napoli have wasted no time to get started this season. They’ve won 5 and lost just two of their 7 league games so far, scoring 15 and conceding 7 to sit in third position on the log with 14 points, just three shy of their opponents who are the league leaders. A win for them could potentially push them to the top of the charts, depending on how other results play out.
Genaro Gattuso’s charges are also doing well in their very tight Europa League group where despite starting off with a shock loss to AZ Alkmaar, they won the next two fixtures against Real Sociedad and Croatian outfit Rijeka to move to the top of the group on goal difference.
Bouncing back from defeat is a recurring theme for them as the last piece of action for Napoli was a 1-0 away win at Bologna which followed hot in the heels of another shock loss this time in the league against high-flying Sassuolo. They’ll be looking to keep their winning ways going against Milan.
AC Milan have turned the clock back to their glory years to begin this season. They are the only unbeaten team in the league with 5 games and a couple of draws in their 7 Serie A games which has taken them to the top of the league on 17 points.
No one epitomizes this clock turning feat more than their mercurial centre-forward, the enigmatic Zlatan Ibrahimovic. His stoppage-time goal at Verona last time out rescued a point for them and extended his scoring streak to 8 goals in five league games.
Despite the Rossoneri’s unbeaten run, it’s fair to say there have been some chinks in their armour in recent weeks. They’ve failed to win any of their last 2 Serie A league games and they were also thrashed 3-0 at home by Lille in their Europa League clash.
These two teams have bounced back from a lacklustre showing last season that saw both of them missing out on the champions league. They’ve both thrown their hats in the title challenge and it remains to be seen whether either of them can sustain this challenge to the end and knock Juventus off their perch. One thing that has become apparent is their defences still have some work to do if they hope to get there. Going by the quality of attack they both possess, goals certainly seem to be on the menu here. We fancy Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66 with Bet9ja as our initial betting prediction.
For our second prediction, we will look at the corners market. Napoli have dominated this in recent H2H games against the Rossoneri. They’ve won it in each of their last 7 encounters. Considering they’ll be at home, we expect them to throw the gauntlet at the league leaders and this should see them continue this dominance hence why we are picking Bet9ja bookie review‘s option of Napoli to Win the 1X2 Corners @ 1.56 as our final tip for the game.
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