Napoli will be hopeful of bouncing back from Saturday’s 4-2 loss at home to Roma but face a tough test away to Inter on Sunday evening. The Nerazzurri have been badly out of form with just two wins in their last 13 in all competitions, while Napoli remain top of Serie A although Juventus have played one game fewer.
Where and when: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – 11 March, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Inter v Napoli: BT Sport, William Hill
Last time: The two sides played out a scoreless encounter back in late October at the Stadio San Paolo, at a time when Inter were top of Serie A.
Inter v Napoli Predictions and Preview
Napoli’s title ambitions were derailed on Saturday as a 4-2 defeat at home to Roma brought a ten-game winning streak in the division to an end.
Maurizio Sarri’s side remain one point clear of Juventus at the summit of the table but have played one game more and will be hoping to put their Schudetto challenge back on track.
Inter’s season has fallen apart since the middle of December with just two wins in 13, although both of those came within the last three outings – a 2-0 loss at Genoa sandwiched in-between.
Remarkably, Luciano Spalletti’s men are fifth in the standings with a game in hand over all sides above them and could feasibly end the weekend in third.
The visitors are favourites to win this game at odds of 11/10, with a home win for the Milanese giants available at 11/4 and the draw priced at 13/5.
These two sides are built on strong defences and under 2.5 goals is available at 11/10 while fewer than 1.5 goals is priced at 12/5.
One to watch for Inter: Mauro Icardi has his 18 goals in 22 Serie A outings this season but only two of those have arrived in his last 10 matches. He is priced at 2/1 to find the net at any point in this match.
One to watch for Napoli: Dries Mertens has scored 21 goals in all competitions for Maurizio Sarri’s side this season including eight in his last ten, and he is available at 3/2 to score anytime in this fixture.
Long shot: These two sides have two of the three strongest defences (21 and 19 goals conceded respectively) in Serie A this season, with a scoreless draw available at odds of 10/1.