Fifth meets sixth in Serie A as Napoli host Milan. The Azzurri are still on a high after claiming Coppa Italia silverware and are assured of a place in next year’s Europa League. Meanwhile, the travelling Rossoneri still have some work to do to ensure their participation in the same competition but received the perfect boost on Matchday 31.
Where and when: San Paolo, Napoli – 12 July, kick-off 20:45
Where you can see Napoli vs. Milan: Premier Sports 1
Last time: Hirving Lozano and Jack Bonaventura exchanged efforts as the teams played out an entertaining draw last November.
Napoli vs. Milan Predictions and Preview
Gennaro Gattuso meets his former club for the first time since his dismissal. The Rossoneri fan favourite was let go after missing out on Champions League football by one point at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
On reflection, the World Cup winner fared well, particularly given successor Marco Giampaolo’s short-lived spell but the Diavolo’s loss is most certainly Napoli’s gain.
Forwards Callejon, Lorenzo Insigne, Arek Milik and Dries Mertens have all thrived under the Italian’s tutelage and there is healthy competition for places in the attacking positions.
Milik is a transfer target for Juventus and Tottenham and, as it currently stands, is expected to leave in August. The giant Pole has yet to agree a new contract but has not let talk of a potential departure effect his performances. Milik has 13 efforts to his name and is 11/10 to net anytime.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Draw and both teams to score||10/3||Offer|
|Jose Callejon to score first||13/2||Offer|
|Napoli to win 1-0||7/1||Offer|
Opposite number Stefano Pioli is in jubilant mood. The ex-Lazio, Inter and Fiorentina tactician’s appointment at Milanello was not met with enthusiasm from the supporters but the 54-year-old deserves credit after toppling Lazio, Roma and the champions.
Few squads have stopped the Biancocelesti from scoring while the emphatic 4-2 victory against the Scudetto holders on Tuesday showed how far the Milan giants have come since the resumption in play.
The Rossoneri have a core group of players in Gigio Donnarumma, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez, Ismael Bennacer and Ante Rebic to build around and the Croatian hitman is 7/1 to bag first.
The loanee from Eintracht Frankfurt has been a revelation this calendar year and will support Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the left flank. The legendary Swede is 9/2 to break the deadlock and Milan are 12/5 to claim the spoils. The draw is 5/2.
One to watch for Napoli: Fabian Ruiz is one of the first names on Gattuso’s teamsheet and continues to be linked to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. The silky Spaniard has a wicked left foot and is 10/3 to register anytime.
One to watch for Milan: Bonaventura may yet depart the club at the end of the term but remains a favourite of Pioli. The versatile midfielder is 4/1 in the same market.