Serie A returns with one of the most anticipated matches of the season, as 2023 begins with a blast. Inter vs Napoli will be a tough fight between two teams which have much to lose, in a country with no football for quite some time now, due to World Cup action.
Inter vs Napoli
Date: Wednesday, 4 January 2023
Venue: Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, Milan
Simone Inzaghi tried to build momentum for his team before the World Cup break. The two wins against Bologna and Atalanta at Bergamo are a positive start for this second chapter of the season. Inter may be 11 points behind their current rivals in the Serie A table, but Champions League spots are not far. Their city rivals, AC Milan, are only 3 points ahead, meaning that it will be a close call until the end of the season. The motivation stands strong, especially when everyone in the team understands that these three points would be ideal for a fresh 2023 beginning.
Regarding the squad’s news, the Italian coach would be happy to see Romelu Lukaku back in action, after a serious injury that has kept him on the sidelines for almost two months. Marcelo Brozovic was magnificent in Doha with the Croatian national team, but his actions stated that he has no time to rest. He returned early from his post-World Cup vacations, in a chance to spare more time with his teammates on the pitch.
Napoli is still undefeated in Serie A, currently on an 11-game winning streak. Partenopei may not be the clear favourite, but it would be tough to beat them, even though they are far from Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. The visitors are the top-goal-scoring team of the season so far, mostly because of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen, two players who already are accountable for 15 goals and 7 assists for their team. They are well rested, like most Napoli players, ready to prove their value once more.
Both teams had a busy December, playing four friendlies each. Inter brought a 1-1 draw against Betis, having also three wins. Napoli lost to Lille and Villarreal, but Luciano Spalletti had much time on his hands, trying new things. Spectators wait for many goals in a game such as Inter vs Napoli. Partenopei though will not be a kind visitor.
Over 2,5 and Napoli to Win or Draw @3.20
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