Napoli hosts Inter Milan
Napoli hosts Inter Milan at the San Paolo in the big derby of the 18th round of the Serie A. We can say this is the first big derby of 2020 in Italian football as well. Let’s discuss it in our sure win prediction today.
In Napoli’s last game in the league for 2019 the new manager Gennaro Gattuso achieved his first win with the club. The Azzurri visited Sassuolo at the MAPEI Stadium and fought hard for a 2-1 win. At halftime Napoli were a goal behind, but they managed to scrap the win with an equalising goal from Allan and a very late own goal from Sassuolo’s Pedro Obiang.
Gennaro Gattuso took some interesting decisions for this game. He left Dries Mertens and Hirving Lozano on the bench, opting to start in attack with Insigne, Milik and Callejon. Mertens got in after the break, while Lozano didn’t play a minute. It’d be interesting to see what Gattuso will decide about this derby against the current leader in the league.
Inter Milan finished 2019 as leaders in the Serie A. The Nerazzurri are having the same amount of points as the champion Juventus, but they have better goal difference, which is allowing them to stay ahead of the Old Lady. You can be sure that Inter would like to win at the San Paolo on Monday in order to guarantee themselves at least one more week at top.
Inter Milan also finished 2019 with a win. Antonio Conte’s team hosted Genoa at the San Siro and secured a 4-0 win. Romelu Lukaku scored a brace for the Nerazzurri, while Roberto Gagliardini and the 17-years old Sebastiano Esposito also scored. Genoa’s manager Thiago Motta was sacked after this result.
In our sure win prediction today we believe that both Napoli and Inter Milan will give their all at the San Paolo on Monday. This is the main reason why we expect a great derby. Can the Nerazzurri keep the leadership in the league?