Napoli vs AC Milan
The race for both the Champions League and Europa League spots continue to heat up here in Serie A, and we are in for a cracker of a match come next Monday.
This match between Napoli and AC Milan at the Stadio San Paolo is sure to entertain football fans across the globe, especially since both will come in playing with a sense of urgency.
The two are bunched together at the sixth and seventh spots of the Serie A table – with Napoli owning a slight advantage with 51 points while AC Milan aren’t far behind with 49.
Above them are AS Roma, who are level with Napoli in points, so bettors and fans may want to key in to the next few Serie A matchdays in order to see how this will all turn out as far as the Europa League is concerned.
Both of these teams have been hitting strides as of late as they’ve won four of their last five matches since the restart after the mandated break. So it’s expected that we will see a lot of fireworks in this one, given their history together.
Before we get into the games, let’s first take a preview on both of these proud clubs.
Napoli has an emerging new star
Under team boss Gennaro Gattuso, Napoli has been on an upward trajectory.
They were able to bring home their first silverware in over six seasons when they defeated Juventus in the Coppa Italia finals, and it is clear that better things are to come for the Partenopei.
While the likes of Arkadiusz Milik and Dries Mertens have been supplying the goals for Napoli, a familiar face has been making his presence felt.
Hirving Lozano, who was expected to shine in this Serie A season, is slowly re-emerging as one of Napoli’s attacking threats.
He is showing Napoli fans as to why he’s earned his expensive transfer, as his technical skill and speed stood out during the team’s last few games.
Recently against Genoa, the former PSV Eindhoven striker scored the game-winning goal to help his team grab the crucial three points.
It was also his second goal since the restart after getting thrown out of practice before by Gennaro Gattuso for discipline purposes.
“He’s doing better. He deserves everything he’s done lately. Right now, he’s a player showing great things,” said Gennaro Gattuso.
With Lozano in the fold, Napoli have now a viable replacement for Arkadiusz Milik, who is expected to leave the club after the 2019/20 season.
Milik has made it known prior to the restart that he wants a “change of scenery” as he is approaching at the prime of his football career.
AC Milan confident with Ibrahimovic leading the way
AC Milan has been on a tear lately, as they haven’t lost in five straight matches.
The Rossoneri managed to score a rousing comeback win against Juventus, days after crushing Lazio with a 3-0 tally.
So it was inevitable for their leader in Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come up with some interesting comments regarding on the team and its fortunes.
“If I was here from the beginning of the season, we would have won the Scudetto. I am president, coach and player, but they only pay me as a footballer,” said Ibrahimovic in a recent interview.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic sure knows how to backup his words as he has been phenomenal ever since he returned to his old club. The evergreen striker has notched five goals and three assists as of this writing, showing no signs of slowing down.
They may need a couple more vintage performances from him in order to boost their Serie A 2020 odds of clinching an Europa League berth.
The Partenopei and the Rossoneri have played each other in 28 fixtures.
Napoli hold a slight edge in the overall head-to-heads with 10 wins, while AC Milan won in seven matches along with 11 draws.
In the reverse fixture last November, Hirving Lozano and Giacomo Bonaventura engaged in a six-minute shootout, eventually ending up with a 1-1 draw. Can these two do it again on Monday?
|Napoli vs AC Milan||1X2 Draw @ 3.25|
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Looking at the quality between these two teams, it is more likely that they will cancel each out so I’m expecting a draw on this one.
And despite having a couple of world-class forwards in the likes of Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Ante Rebic, don’t expect a high-scoring affair since they also have some of the league’s best backlines.
So this means that either placing your bets on either Total Goal 0-1 @ 1.89 or Under 2.50 @ 1.75 is a good alternative.
Nonetheless, this game should be enough to get your regular dose of Serie A 2020 highlights. Tune in for more of the Italian top-flight action here at SBOBET.
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