After a crazy 4-2 win on Sunday in the Derby della Madonnina against AC Milan, Inter took over the top of the Serie A table, as champion Juventus had also lost to promoted Hellas Verona. Now the Nerazzurri are facing the first leg in the semi-finals of Coppa Italia. Inter welcomes SSC Napoli here on Wednesday evening at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The second leg will then take place on March 5th in Napoli.
Inter Milan vs Napoli Soccer Betting Prediction
Napoli, on the other hand, suffered the next setback in an overall catastrophic season after a short interim high with three wins in a row at the weekend with 2: 3 at home against promoted Lecce.
A move into the finals of the cup would surely be balm for the soul of Partenopei, so battered this year. In the cup first leg Inter Milan vs. Napoli speak of bookmakers’ odds of a maximum of 2.01 on a home win but for the hosts.
The betting base also sees the home side clearly ahead and bets Inter Milan vs Napoli Semifinals. Napoli gave their tip on a home win.
Inter Milan – Statistics & current form
For the past eight years, the Serie A championship has always gone to Juve. The old lady from Torino often left no tension in the championship fight with a big lead over the competition. But everything is different this year.
Inter Milan certainly has a large part in the exciting race in the league. Although the Nerazzurri had already reached the Champions League under coach Luciano Spalletti in the previous season, that was not enough for those responsible for the club.
Antonio Conte has been in charge at Inter since this season. The ex-Chelsea coach practically completely changed the team according to his ideas compared to the previous year. The club flipped an impressive 220 million euros in total in summer and winter transfer windows for eleven new players. In return, nine professionals went, generating revenues of 50 million euros.
After complaining about too little quality and too small a squad, Conte has since this winter included professionals like Man United’s ex-captain Ashley Young, Chelsea on loan Victor Moses and Christian Eriksen in the Nerazzurri squad. In the city derby against Milan, a summer transfer also proved its worth, which had come from Manchester United for 76 million euros.
Romelu Lukaku scored in the third minute of added time to the final score of 4: 2 and decided the striker duel against football god Zlatan Ibrahimovic for himself. Inter had already been 0: 2 behind at half time. But after a somewhat passive and defensive first round, the men from Coach Conte turned the game within a few minutes.
After eight years outside the top three league positions, Inter has now won the first championship since 2010. So far there has been only one league defeat of the season, at home 1: 2 against Juve. 20 goals conceded are also the league’s best value. In the opponent’s place, the Nerazzurri with nine wins and two draws are not only the best team in the league, but so far without defeat.
Overall, Inter have not suffered defeat in national competitions for 18 competitive games. So in the duel Inter Milan vs. Napoli a prediction of a success of the home side probably makes sense. The stakes of Roberto Gagliardini and Samir Handanovic in the cup are still uncertain.
Probable lineup of Inter Milan:
➲ Padelli – Bastoni, Skrjniar, De Vrji – Moses, Barella, Brozovic, Eriksen, Young – Lautaro, Lukaku
Inter Milan last matches:
⚽️ 02/09/2020 – Inter Milan vs. AC Milan 4: 2 (Serie A)
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Udinese Calcio vs. Inter Milan 0-2 (Serie A)
⚽️ 01/29/2020 – Inter Milan vs. Fiorentina 2-1 (Coppa Italia)
⚽️ 01/26/2020 – Inter Milan vs. Cagliari Calcio 1: 1 (Serie A)
⚽️ January 19, 2020 – Lecce vs. Inter Milan 1: 1 (Serie A)
Napoli – Statistics & current form
What did SSC Napoli play for a great pre-season? With great offensive football, the Partenopei secured the runner-up behind Juventus. But this season, the SSC is just a shadow of itself. The change of coach from Carlo Ancelotti to Gennaro Gattuso initially did not improve at all. In the first five league games under the new coach there was only one win, but four bankruptcies.
In order to make the season somewhat conciliatory, the club struck in the winter transfer window and spent a good 65 million euros on Stanislav Lobotka, Andrea Petagna, Amir Rrahmani, Diego Demme and Matteo Politano. And with the new players, there were immediate first successes. With a 1-0 home win against Lazio Rome, the SSC entered the cup semi-finals. Five days later, the next positive surprise followed with a 2-1 home win over Juventus.
And since all good things come in threes, the Gli Azzurri won 4-2 at Sampdoria Genoa in early February. However, anyone who thought that the knot had finally broken at Napoli was instructed better on Sunday. At home against promoted Lecce, the SSC had to leave the place again as loser after the mini high with three wins in a row.
It was also the first home loss to a promoted team after 15 wins and ten draws. The last bankruptcy before the fans against a newcomer to the league was in 2012. Napoli is stuck with 30 points and 11th place in the midfield of the league. The first Europa League rank is only four points away. The Champions League is currently unreachable, currently twelve points behind.
In addition, the bad season so far is still in the bones of Partenopei. In the league you could only win one of the last eight home games. In addition, it was only enough for three wins in the last 15 league games.
At home, the SSC scored only 14 points, which is only enough for 12th place in the home table. This weak shape curve makes Inter Milan vs. Napoli a tip on a draw or a win of the guests very difficult. Faouzi Ghoulam and Kevin Malcuit are injured.
Probable lineup of Napoli:
➲ Meret – Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui – Demme, Allan, Elmas – Politano, Milik, Insigne
Last games from Napoli:
⚽️ 02/09/2020 – Napoli vs. Lecce 2: 3 (Serie A)
⚽️ 02/03/2020 – Sampdoria vs. Napoli 2: 4 (Serie A)
⚽️ 01/26/2020 – Napoli vs. Juventus 2: 1 (Serie A)
⚽️ 01/21/2020 – Napoli vs. Lazio 1: 0 (Coppa Italia)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Napoli vs. Fiorentina 0: 2 (Serie A)
Inter Milan vs Napoli Direct comparison
The Duel Inter Milan against SSC Napoli has been in Serie A 149 times. There are also seven duels in the Coppa Italia. The Cup met five times in Napoli and only two times in Milan. Here the balance is completely balanced with two wins for each team and three draws. If you look at the league duels, Inter is ahead with 68 to 48 wins. 40 duels ended in a draw.
In Milan there were 48 home wins, 17 draws and only nine away wins. The first leg of the season on matchday 18 was won by the Nerazzurri 3-1 in Napoli.
Inter Milan vs Napoli Soccer Betting Prediction
If you look at the table and the course of the season, the starting position before the cup semi-final first leg is more than clear. With somewhat higher odds of a home win of up to 2.01, the bookmakers have already factored in that on the one hand the cup has its own laws in Italy and on the other hand the game on Wednesday is “only” the first leg.
On the other hand, the guests have to get along without their fans. Due to security concerns, tickets cannot be sold to fans from the Campania region.
Key facts – Inter Milan vs Napoli tips
📌 Inter have been unbeaten in 18 competitive national matches
📌 Napoli have only won three of their last 15 league games
📌 Out of 75 competitive games at the Nerazzurri, the Gli Azzurri could only win nine
Inter Milan has had the best season in many years and hasn’t lost in 18 national games. The Nerazzurri have also been unbeaten in the cup for six home games. Napoli has recently enjoyed a few respectful and surprising successes, but has so far played a real catastrophe year. The basic problems are far from being resolved.
Thus, we see the league leaders of Serie A clearly in the front in the cup semi-final first leg and bet in the duel Inter Milan vs. Napoli our tip for a home win.
Competition: Coppa Italia
Date: Feb 12, 2020
Prediction Today: 1
Stake: 4/10 units