AC Milan Vs Napoli, it’s a battle of two clubs that spent heavily during the summer transfer window. However, Milan finds themselves in 14th position, only 4 points above the drop zone and are struggling for goals.
On the other hand, Napoli are winless in the last 5 games in all competitions. Carlo Ancelotti’s men find themselves 13 points behind Juventus after 12 games.
When and where?
- Venue – San Siro
- Time – 10:30 PM IST, Saturday
- Telecast – Sony LIV, Sony Ten 2
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Stefano Pioli has confirmed, the home side will be without former Villarreal duo Mateo Musacchio and Samuel Castillejo for the game due to injury.
Napoli have their own worries as well with left back Faouzi Ghoulam missing out. Arkadiusz Milik might also miss out due to knee injuries.
AC Milan – Donnarumma; Conti, Leo Duarte, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Krunic, Bennacer, Lucas Paqueta; Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu;
Napoli – Ospina; Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Jose Callejon, Zielinksi, Fabian, Insigne; Hirving Lozano, Martens
Napoli have lost just one of their last 16 matches against Milan in Serie A (W9 D6): a 0-2 defeat in December 2014, whilst Milan were managed by Filippo Inzaghi.
Milan have lost seven of their opening 12 matches in a Serie A season, for the first time since 1941/42: Milan have never lost eight of their first 13 matches in the league.
Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne has scored six goals against Milan in Serie A, against no side has he scored more. Krzysztof Piatek could make his 50th Serie A appearance in this game – the Polish striker has scored 12 goals in 30 games for Milan.
Milan Vs Napoli – What to expect?
Saturday’s game is pretty much a must-win for both sides if they are to have any ambitions of achieving the aims they set out at the start of the season.
Milan are a shadow of the side they were at the start of the century, and could really struggle against the genuine quality that Napoli possess.
Nonetheless, AC Milan Vs Napoli at San Siro has all the ingredients to be a cracker!
Milan 1-2 Napoli
AC Milan Vs Napoli may not have a lot of drama to it, but will the sleeping giants of Europe finally wake up?
~ Until Next Time
~ Shivashis Patri
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