Serie A – Season Continues – AC Milan v Napoli on Match-day 7
Both Milan and Napoli currently share Champion’s League qualification hopes, as they sit third and first in the Serie A, respectively.
AC Milan face their opponents with equal points, it will likely be a thrilling encounter
Only a positive result will be acceptable for Stefano Pioli’s men, following their recent away defeat at the hands of Sampdoria in their last match.
Also, Milan’s League position speaks for itself, as they continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 2nd in a row, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. Their position is third in the League and they have 14 points, that is, 4W, 0L and 2D having won four games and drawn two meetings.
Milan have won three matches of their three League matches at home this season.
A victory for AC Milan would put them on 17 points.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Milan, in terms of goals scored (12). Their stand out attacking players have been Olivier Giroud (3), Rafael Leao (3), and Ante Rebic (2). Milan have conceded six goals.
It is likely that five key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Stefano Pioli and his Milan team.
To retain first position in the Serie A is Napoli’s target this week
Napoli will be buoyant, following a 1-0 home win against Spezia Calcio in their last fixture.
Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if League leaders Napoli can continue to extend their winning streak from two games then Gli Azzurri will have an incredible season. With 14 points (4W – 0L and 2D), they currently sit top of the League having won four games and drawn two matches.
Napoli have won two fixtures and drawn one game of their three League matches away from home this season.
Napoli will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 17 points and keep their momentum going forward.
Good atacking and defensive team
Napoli have a solid defence, with only four goals conceded in their previous fixtures. Napoli will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (13). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (4), Min-jae Kim (2), and Victor Osimhen (2).
Napoli may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
AC Milan v Napoli – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the teams have previously met each other 43 times with the record being 14 wins and 16 draws for Milan. Also, home advantage has clearly been a huge positive factor for Milan in this fixture, as they have not lost to Napoli on the last one game. The last time they played each other in this competition was March 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-1 away win for Napoli.
For Milan, Olivier Giroud is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in six League games this season, while Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, one of their best scorers, has nettedfour goals in six League matches this Serie A Season for Napoli.