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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:

February 25, 2018
Crotone 12:30 SPAL
Sampdoria 15:00 Udinese
Hellas Verona 15:00 Torino
Sassuolo 15:00 Lazio
Fiorentina 15:00 Chievo Verona
Juventus 18:00 Atalanta
Roma 20:45 Milan
February 26, 2018
Cagliari 20:45 SSC Napoli
March 3, 2018
SPAL 15:00 Bologna
Lazio 18:00 Juventus
SSC Napoli 20:45 Roma
March 4, 2018
Genoa 12:30 Cagliari
Atalanta 15:00 Sampdoria
Chievo Verona 15:00 Sassuolo
Benevento 15:00 Hellas Verona
Udinese 15:00 Fiorentina
Torino 15:00 Crotone
Milan 20:45 Inter Milan
March 9, 2018
Roma 20:45 Torino
March 10, 2018
Hellas Verona 20:45 Chievo Verona

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 SSC Napoli 25 21 3 1 55 15 +40 66
2 Juventus 25 21 2 2 62 15 +47 65
3 Inter Milan 26 14 9 3 42 21 +21 51
4 Roma 25 15 5 5 40 19 +21 50
5 Lazio 25 15 4 6 61 33 +28 49
6 Sampdoria 25 12 5 8 44 33 +11 41
7 Milan 25 12 5 8 35 30 +5 41
8 Atalanta 25 10 8 7 37 29 +8 38
9 Torino 25 8 12 5 35 30 +5 36
10 Udinese 25 10 3 12 36 36 +0 33
11 Bologna 26 10 3 13 33 38 -5 33
12 Fiorentina 25 8 8 9 34 32 +2 32
13 Genoa 26 8 6 12 21 27 -6 30
14 Chievo Verona 25 6 7 12 23 42 -19 25
15 Cagliari 25 7 4 14 23 36 -13 25
16 Sassuolo 25 6 5 14 15 43 -28 23
17 Crotone 25 5 6 14 21 44 -23 21
18 SPAL 25 3 8 14 23 47 -24 17
19 Hellas Verona 25 4 4 17 22 50 -28 16
20 Benevento 26 3 1 22 18 60 -42 10

Serie A Results

February 24, 2018
Inter Milan 2 - 0 Benevento
Bologna 2 - 0 Genoa
February 19, 2018
Lazio 2 - 0 Hellas Verona
February 18, 2018
Milan 1 - 0 Sampdoria
Atalanta 1 - 1 Fiorentina
Benevento 3 - 2 Crotone
Bologna 2 - 1 Sassuolo
SSC Napoli 1 - 0 SPAL
Torino 0 - 1 Juventus
February 17, 2018
Genoa 2 - 0 Inter Milan
Chievo Verona 2 - 1 Cagliari
Udinese 0 - 2 Roma
February 11, 2018
Roma 5 - 2 Benevento
Inter Milan 2 - 1 Bologna
Chievo Verona 0 - 1 Genoa
Torino 2 - 0 Udinese
Sampdoria 2 - 0 Hellas Verona
Sassuolo 0 - 0 Cagliari

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