Prediction and odds for the game: Napoli (6/4) v Inter (7/4)
We are backing the away win.
When: Monday 06th January 2020, Kick-off 7:45 PM
Where: The Stadio San Paolo
On Monday night, Inter takes their title challenge to Naples, as the home side look to move up the Serie A table after a poor campaign.
The home side finished 2019 in a poor manner, winning just one of their previous nine matches in Serie A. In fact, a 2-1 win at Sassuolo ended an eight-match winless run in the top-flight for the men from Naples.
The result last time out also meant that both teams have scored in eight of Napoli’s last nine matches in Serie A. Also, five of Napoli’s last eight league games have produced over 2.5 goals.
The home sides recent poor form has seen them slip to eighth place in the Serie A table, five points off the European spots and trailing the teams in the Champions League by 11 points.
A big factor in the Azzurri’s poor position in the Serie A table is poor form at the San Paolo, as they have failed to win in four home games in the top-flight. Their recent home matches in the league have been relatively high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last 11 matches.
Antonio Conte’s team are mounting a dangerous title challenge to perennial league champions Juventus. The Nerazzurri are level on points with the team from Turin. They also have a superior goal difference, but courtesy of a 2-1 defeat against the champions, the Bianconeri are just ahead by virtue of the head-to-head record.
However, the Nerazzurri are currently ten games unbeaten since that rare win against the champions, having recorded seven wins in the process. The home side’s efforts in front of goal have been one of the keys to their stellar campaign so far this season, as they have scored at least twice in eight of their last ten outings.
Inter are unbeaten in their eight away games in Serie A, having recorded an impressive sevens victories and one draw. The one draw came in their last away game a 1-1 draw at Fiorentina, which ended a seven-game winning run on their travels for the Nerazzurri. The draw also ended a prolific streak away from home for Inter, who had scored at least twice in their previous seven league games of the season on the road.
Napoli will hope that their fortunes improve under new head coach Gennaro Gattuso. However, the team from Naples face a tough challenge in this clash against an Inter team that looks determined to keep pace with champions Juventus. We are backing Conte’s team to record a victory, while also backing the over 2.5 goals scored,
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 7/4 and/or the over 2.5 goals scored at 8/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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