Internazionale vs Napoli Preview

Internazionale vs Napoli

Competition – Serie A

Stadium – Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Date: 26th December 2018

Kick-off time – 19:30 GMT

Inter Milan host Napoli in this Boxing Day clash as they look to close the gap on Juventus and it promises to be an interesting game from two in-form sides.

Inter Milan qualified for the Champions League this season but a late capitulation has seen them exit the competition in the group stages.

Luciano Spaletti’s men nevertheless are expected to continue finishing inside the Italian top four so they will want to at least maintain their 3rd place position at the moment.

They come into this game in a fairly inconsistent run of form as they have won two, lost two, and drawn two of their last 6 league games and this is the kind of match they need to win at home to delight their fans.

Napoli have been the closest challengers to Juventus in the Italian Serie A over the last few seasons and even the dismissal of Maurizio Sarri hasn’t stopped them from remaining the second best team in Italy at the moment.

They come into this game in second position, 8 points behind Juve who are top of the standings and 8 points above Inter who are 3rd.

Exiting the Champions League at the group stage would have hurt them but they can now focus more on pursuing Juventus and hope that their Europa League campaign will not affect their league form.

The visitors haven’t lost any of their last 10 league games and come into this game on a run of four consecutive league wins.

This is one of the closest betting markets of the week as Napoli are current favourites by less than a quarter of a point.

Mauro Icardi and Dries Mertens are favourites to score the first goal

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