Serie A returns with Inter vs Napoli as a heavyweight match on matchday 16. The Nerazzurri have a great opportunity to reduce some gap, as Spalletti’s men are currently 8 points clear at the top. While Inter have struggled to plant their feet in the Scudetto race so far. However, they are close to other teams at the top, and a win could take them to the level of AC Milan, who are in 2nd position. The Nerazzurri have prepared well for the World Cup break, and are keen to hit the ground running.
The Partenopei are desperate to end their Serie A title drought, as Maradona helped them to win it last time. Napoli has been known to start the season strong and get complacent as the season progresses. However, they have a real chance this time, if they manage to be consistent and keep up their lead. No one expected Napoli to run away this fast after losing some senior players like Inzigne, Mertens, and Koulibaly.
Inter vs Napoli Serie A: teams news, tactics, and prediction
The Nerazzurri are ready to attack the pitch with a strong eleven. They will miss the services of Brozovic, but Calhanoglu has proved himself in the regista role. The World Cup winner, Lautaro Martinez has been training recently, but Inzaghi would prefer the duo of Lukaku and Dzeko. Both of them have done well in the practice games, and have had comprehensive training.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia returns for Napoli after a back problem and will be a threat on the right flank for Inter. The Nerazzurri should keep a lower backline to restrict Osihmen’s movement.
The Nerazzurri have trained well and are prepared for one of the most important games of the season. Home support should help them to get the better of table-toppers.
Inter Milan 2-1 Napoli.