Serie A PREVIEW | Milan vs Napoli

Milan lock horns with Napoli in the weekend’s one of the most high-octane fixtures in Serie A to watch.

Stefano Pioli’s men earned a comfortable 3-1 victory against Dinamo Zagreb in the midweek, thanks to the Rossoneri’s inspiring display in the second half. Napoli enjoyed another decent night in the UCL as they thrashed Rangers 3-0 on the latter’s home soil.

Both teams have been on an unbeaten run. But on a scale, Luciano Spalletti’s side has showcased more flamboyance with their way of playing football. Plus, the home side will also be missing some notable names, making them look like an underdog ahead of the mega fixture on Sunday evening.

Last five results in all competitions:

Milan: D-W-D-W-W

Napoli: D-W-W-W-W

Team News

Having received a red card in the Rossoneri’s last league fixture against Sampdoria, Rafael Leão will the game against Napoli through suspension. Milan are already short of bodies in the forward department, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ante Rebic, and Divock Origi all missing through their respective injuries. They are joined by Alessandro Florenzi on the sideline.

As for Napoli, Victor Osimhen has not recovered from his muscle injury, making him unavailable for the away fixture against Milan. Midfielder Diego Demme remains another absentee for the Naples-based club.

Predicted XIs

Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Bennacer; Messias, De Ketelaere, Saelemaekers; Giroud.

Napoli (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Mario Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia.

Although Napoli are at the top of the Serie A points table, Mian will get a chance to surpass them and create a three-point lead over the Partenopei by the time this round of Serie A fixtures comes to a close.

GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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