Serie A this weekend will see Napoli host AC Milan in a top of the table encounter. Napoli are third in the standings with 14 points, while Milan are top with 17 points going into this weekend of fixtures.
Napoli went into the break with a 1-0 win over Bologna in the league making it three wins in their last four matches. The hosts have five wins in their seven matches and are looking to stitch a string of wins and remain in the title hunt. While their goal scoring tally is just outside the top-five with 15 goals scored, it is Napoli’s defence that stands out. Napoli have so far conceded only seven goals which is the joint-third best defensive record of the season. However, they have lost their most recent league match at this venue – a 2-0 loss to Sassuolo. They did win the other two Serie A home matches with an aggregate score of 10-1 including thumping Atalanta 4-1.
Milan went into the international break with two draws in three matches marring their perfect start to the season with four straight wins. These three matches saw them concede six goals, while the first four resulted in just one goal being conceded. Nevertheless, like their hosts, Milan have conceded only seven goals in the season and will look to get their defensive record back on track. Milan could be without their coach Stefano Pioli due to self-isolation, but that should take nothing away from what’s expected out of the visitors. Talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be the one under focus, as Milan look to make it four wins out of four Serie A away matches this season.
Napoli will carry happy memories of an excellent record against AC Milan in recent times. They are unbeaten in their last 11 Serie A matches against Milan – winning six and drawing five. Additionally, Milan have won just one of their 14 league games away from home against Napoli in the 21st century. However, it is Milan who have been in great form ahead of this match and with their talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic in cracking form, they would be keen to set that record straight. There should be goals in this fixture even if Napoli are going to miss Victor Osimhen. We are backing this match on the goals market with over 2.5 goals our pick.