SSC Napoli vs Inter Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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SSC Napoli vs Inter Match Prediction

By William Hall

This season's fast starters go head to head this weekend as top of the league Napoli welcome second place Inter Milan to the Stadio San Paolo in Serie A. Napoli have had the perfect start to the season winning all of their opening eight matches, most recently beating Roma away from home. Inter Milan have had just short of the perfect start, winning seven and drawing one of their first eight matches. However, one of those wins came last time out against bitter rivals AC Milan which would have filled them with a lot of confidence coming into this one. With two of the best sides in Serie A going head to head, I am confident this is going to be a game you don't want to miss. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Napoli have been outstanding this season and at this stage look unbeatable. They have been scoring goals for fun with 26 goals scored in just eight matches conceding only five in that time. If they turn up as they have in every other game this season, they should have enough to go out and win this game. However, with how the start to the season has gone, this is the toughest game they have had with Inter Milan also unbeaten, dropping just two points in a draw with Bologna a few weeks ago. Both teams have strikers in excellent goalscoring form which makes it a daunting prospect for both sets of defenders this weekend. Both sides have been defensively unreal this season which makes me think it's going to be a quite match in front of goal but if I'm honest it could go either way with the strikers both teams have out to offer this weekend. Here are my favourite betting tips and predictions for the game.

Napoli to win - 8/13

Dries Mertens to score first - 5/2

SSC Napoli saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Inter saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

SSC Napoli Form Guide

SSC Napoli Team Logo

SSC Napoli

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

18-03-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

31-03-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Serie A

ChievoVerona Team Logo ChievoVerona

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

15-04-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-04-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

22-04-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Serie A

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Serie A

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-05-2018

Serie A

Crotone Team Logo Crotone

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Inter Form Guide

Inter Team Logo

Inter

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

31-03-2018

Serie A

Hellas Verona Team Logo Hellas Verona

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

04-04-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Serie A

Atalanta Team Logo Atalanta

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-04-2018

Serie A

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

22-04-2018

Serie A

ChievoVerona Team Logo ChievoVerona

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-05-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L H

12-05-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-05-2018

Serie A

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

SSC Napoli Preview

Napoli have been nothing short of phenomenal this season winning eight games out of eight, top of Serie A and now looking as if they can challenge Juventus for the title come the end of the season. Dries Mertens have had an outstanding start to the season scoring seven goals in just eight games. He has formed a good partnership with Jose Callejon who has managed to bag himself four goals in the same number of games. Between them, they are making it very hard for opponents to stop them which is a huge reason to why they are winning week in, week out. The sides defence has also been very impressive conceding just five goals in their opening eight games. If they can keep this kind of record up from now until the end of the reason they have a very good chance of challenging for the title.

SSC Napoli Team News

Napoli have just the one player out this weekend with Arkadiusz out suffering from a knee injury.

Inter Preview

Inter Milan have also had a great start to the season winning seven and drawing just one of their first eight games. After the summer transfer window, many would have tipped them to go on and win the league this season, and the early signs are that they could defiantly be challenging come the end of the season. Mauro Icardi has been the sides, top scorer, this season hitting the back of the net nine times in just eight games. After a fall out with the fans of Inter Milan, it seems the bridges have been built, and the Argentine is happy at the club. If Inter are to do well this season and win some silverware, he will defiantly be a big part of that. Away from home Inter Milan don't look as if they have been fazed, not losing in their last five winning four and drawing one. If they can get another positive result this weekend, they will be very happy.

Inter Team News

Inter Milan have just two players who will miss the trip to Napoli with Marcelo Brozovic (calf injury) and Zinho Vanheusden (ACL) out with long-term injuries.

SSC Napoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Inter Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

SSC Napoli vs Inter Sidelined Players

SSC Napoli
99 Arkadiusz Milik Injured
Inter
77 Marcelo Brozovic Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Pepe Reina 188 92
23 LB Elseid Hysaj 182 70
33 CD Raul Albiol 190 82
26 CD Kalidou Koulibaly 195 89
31 RB Faouzi Ghoulam 186 78
5 CM Allan 173 73
17 CM Marek Hamsik 183 79
8 CM Jorginho 180 60
24 RF Lorenzo Insigne 163 59
7 LF Jose Maria Callejon 179 73
14 CF Dries Mertens 169 61
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Samir Handanovic 193 88
33 LB Danilo D'Ambrosio 185 75
37 CD Milan Skriniar 186 80
25 CD Miranda 186 78
55 RB Yuto Nagatomo 170 68
11 CDM Matias Vecino 189 80
5 CDM Roberto Gagliardini 188 77
87 CM Antonio Candreva 180 72
20 CM Borja Valero 175 73
44 CM Ivan Perisic 186 81
9 CF Mauro Icardi 181 75