A huge game at the top of Serie A takes place on Saturday, as Inter’s place at the summit is under threat. They could be replaced at the top of the league table by Napoli if they are beaten on the road against the in-form Italian giants. But, which way will the significant fixture in Italy’s top-flight swing this weekend?
Napoli vs Inter Milan Odds
The BetXchange odds for the fixture this weekend shows just how closely the two sides match up at present. Inter are the very narrow favourites at 15/10, while Napoli is only slightly bigger at 37/20. The draw may be a popular option for many, and is currently a 5/2 chance. Over 2.5 goals in the fixture between the title rivals is 8/10, while under the same benchmark is currently 1/1.
Inter Need Response
It is a massive game for Inter Milan this weekend, as they have seen their advantage at the top of the league standings wiped away over the past three matchdays. Their once comfortable lead has now been diminished to a single point following results last weekend. Inter came up against fierce rivals AC Milan at the San Siro last weekend, and despite a controlled first half, they eventually were beaten following a brace in the second period from Oliver Giroud.
That result means that Inter has now once just once in their last three fixtures; taking just four points. However, confidence should still be high within the camp, as they have lost fewer games than any other side in Serie A this term, and are the top-scorers. But, their place at the summit is under threat for the first time this campaign.
Napoli In Leading Form
Confidence will certainly be high in the Napoli camp coming into this fixture, as they have won their last four games in Serie A. No side in Italy’s top-flight is in better form than them right now, and the incentive to move to the top of the league standings is clear for all to see. Despite dropping off the top in early December, they have been able to quietly go about their business to get back into a very strong position.
Victory this weekend would see them go top, but they could be replaced once again after Inter has played their game in hand. However, they continued to look calm under pressure last weekend, as they won 2-0 on the road against Venezia. The return of Victor Osimhen could be pivotal to Napoli’s chances, as the striker scored the opener last weekend.
Recent Head-to-Head Meetings
Inter have an excellent recent record in this fixture, as they have picked up wins in four of the previous five fixtures between the sides. However, their win away at Napoli in 2020 was their only victory in 12 recent visits. Inter claimed success in the most recent meeting between the sides, winning 3-2 in November.
Napoli vs Inter Milan Prediction
It is a massive game at the top of Serie A, and these fixtures can so often be cagey affairs. It’s no surprise to see under 2.5 goals at 1/1, but we would be willing to take a chance on Napoli getting the win that they need to blow the title race wide open.