Serie A; Milan Vs Napoli Preview And Analysis
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AC Milan welcomes Napoli for the 21st round of the Serie A.
Milan are currently 5th with 37 points, 4 points less than Champions League placed Napoli. They have been in a good form lately, losing only two times in the last 18 competitive matches. During that run they had 12 wins, including Supercoppa victory against Juventus. Both of those losses came on the road, to Roma and Genoa.
When looking at their home form, they have only one loss this season, with that being in early September. On Monday they managed to take a point from Torino, after being 2:0 down at half-time. They will be missing Montolivo and Pioli who are injured, as well as suspended Locatelli and Romagnoli.
Napoli are 3rd with 41 points. They have the best attack in the league, having scored 45 goals this season, or 2.25 per game on average. They are unbeaten in the last thirteen competitive matches, winning seven out of the last eight. Away from home, they have been pretty solid, losing only against Atalanta and Juventus. However, they haven`t been able to beat anyone from the top 8 on the road. They will be without El Kaddouri, Ghoulam and Koulibaly, who are playing in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Napoli are solid favourites for this match, but I wouldn`t agree with that setup. They have been in great form lately, and have the most lethal attack in the league, but Milan have lalso been solid this season, especially at home, where they beat Lazio and Juventus amongst others.
Both teams will want a win here, but I think most of the action will come in the second half of the game.
So take Highest Scoring Half : Second. Odd 2.30