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Napoli vs Internazionale

Competition – Serie A

Stadium – Stadio San Paolo

Date: 21st October 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

This is the biggest game in the Italian Serie A this season so far and could be the turning point for the winner as these two teams and currently first and second in the league table.

Napoli remains the only team in Europe’s top five leagues that still has a 100% record this season and they look likely to prioritise winning the league over Champions League this season.

They won their last league game away at AS Roma 0-1 – a result that showed everyone that they are prepared to fight it out for the title.

They also earned a lot of praise for how they played Pep Guardiola’s team in the Champions League as a Dries Mertens penalty saved by Ederson stopped them from sharing the points in that game.

This game will be a major test and a win here would send the right signal to their fellow title challengers that they are ready to go all the way.

Napoli have won at Roma and Lazio already this season – two of the toughest grounds to win at.

Inter Milan will be banking of Mauro Icardi to continue his fine form in front of goal after his hat trick performance in the Milan derby last time out.  He has scored 9 goals already.

Inter have also scored in all of their fixtures so far and this game has the making of a thrilling encounter with both sides capable of outscoring the other.

Inter have lost three of the last 5 meetings between these sides.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Napoli

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W AS Roma 0-1 Napoli Oct 14, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Napoli 3-0 Cagliari Oct 1, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Napoli 3-1 Feyenoord Rotterdam Sep 26, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W SPAL 2-3 Napoli Sep 23, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Lazio 1-4 Napoli Sep 20, 2017 Italian Serie A

Internazionale

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Internazionale 3-2 AC Milan Oct 15, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Benevento 1-2 Internazionale Oct 1, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Internazionale 1-0 Genoa Sep 24, 2017 Italian Serie A
D Bologna 1-1 Internazionale Sep 19, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Crotone 0-2 Internazionale Sep 16, 2017 Italian Serie A

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Internazionale 0-1 Napoli Apr 30, 2017 Italian Serie A
Napoli 3-0 Internazionale Dec 2, 2016 Italian Serie A
Internazionale 2-0 Napoli Apr 16, 2016 Italian Serie A
Napoli 0-2 Internazionale Jan 19, 2016 Italian Coppa Italia
Napoli 2-1 Internazionale Nov 30, 2015 Italian Serie A


Other fixtures taking place this week in Serie A:

January 21, 2018
Atalanta 12:30 SSC Napoli
Udinese 15:00 SPAL
Sassuolo 15:00 Torino
Sampdoria 15:00 Fiorentina
Hellas Verona 15:00 Crotone
Bologna 15:00 Benevento
Lazio 15:00 Chievo Verona
Cagliari 18:00 Milan
Inter Milan 20:45 Roma
January 22, 2018
Juventus 20:45 Genoa
January 24, 2018
Lazio 18:30 Udinese
Sampdoria 20:45 Roma
January 27, 2018
Sassuolo 18:00 Atalanta
Chievo Verona 20:45 Juventus

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 SSC Napoli 20 16 3 1 44 13 +31 51
2 Juventus 20 16 2 2 49 15 +34 50
3 Inter Milan 20 12 6 2 35 15 +20 42
4 Lazio 19 12 4 3 48 24 +24 40
5 Roma 19 12 3 4 30 14 +16 39
6 Sampdoria 19 9 3 7 36 29 +7 30
7 Atalanta 20 8 6 6 31 26 +5 30
8 Udinese 19 9 1 9 33 27 +6 28
9 Fiorentina 20 7 7 6 29 21 +8 28
10 Torino 20 6 10 4 28 27 +1 28
11 Milan 20 8 4 8 25 27 -2 28
12 Bologna 20 7 3 10 23 30 -7 24
13 Chievo Verona 20 5 7 8 20 32 -12 22
14 Genoa 20 5 6 9 16 22 -6 21
15 Sassuolo 20 6 3 11 13 30 -17 21
16 Cagliari 20 6 2 12 18 31 -13 20
17 SPAL 20 3 6 11 21 38 -17 15
18 Crotone 20 4 3 13 13 38 -25 15
19 Hellas Verona 20 3 4 13 18 41 -23 13
20 Benevento 20 2 1 17 13 43 -30 7

Serie A Results

January 6, 2018
Cagliari 0 - 1 Juventus
Roma 1 - 2 Atalanta
Milan 1 - 0 Crotone
SSC Napoli 2 - 0 Hellas Verona
SPAL 2 - 5 Lazio
Benevento 3 - 2 Sampdoria
Genoa 1 - 0 Sassuolo
Torino 3 - 0 Bologna
January 5, 2018
Fiorentina 1 - 1 Inter Milan
Chievo Verona 1 - 1 Udinese
December 30, 2017
Hellas Verona 1 - 3 Juventus
Inter Milan 0 - 0 Lazio
Bologna 1 - 2 Udinese
Benevento 1 - 0 Chievo Verona
Roma 1 - 1 Sassuolo
Atalanta 1 - 2 Cagliari
Sampdoria 2 - 0 SPAL
Torino 0 - 0 Genoa
Fiorentina 1 - 1 Milan
December 29, 2017
Crotone 0 - 1 SSC Napoli

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