Serie A Preview | Milan vs. Napoli: Scudetto ambitions in balance

by | Dec 18, 2021 21:02

This is a potential Scudetto decider, as second-placed Milan host Napoli in fourth, and both sides continue to deal with an injury crisis.

They were the joint leaders for much of the campaign, before a run of disappointing results and Inter’s surge saw them slide down. The pressure is therefore on to confirm their title ambitions at San Siro.

Theo Hernandez is in doubt after suffering from flu symptoms, while Olivier Giroud is only fit for a spot on the bench.

Luciano Spalletti has more concerns to deal with, as Mario Rui has been added to the absentee list, joining Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen, Kalidou Koulibaly and Fabian Ruiz. The Partenopei picked up just one point from the last three rounds.

Form Guide: Milan (D W W L L) Napoli (L L D W L)

Stat fact: Napoli are unbeaten away to Milan in Serie A since December 2014, leaving with three wins and as many draws.

Probable line-ups

Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Florenzi, Tomori, Romagnoli, Ballo-Toure; Tonali, Kessie; Messias, Brahim Diaz, Krunic; Ibrahimovic

Suspended: None

Injured: Calabria, Kjaer, Leao, Pellegri, Plizzari, Rebic

On a yellow card: None

Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Malcuit, Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Di Lorenzo; Anguissa, Demme; Politano, Zielinski, Elmas; Mertens

Suspended: None

Injured: Osimhen, Insigne, Koulibaly, Fabian Ruiz, Mario Rui

On a yellow card: Anguissa, Mario Rui

1 Comment

  1. Yepe

    Let it be draw….and Inter will lead Serie A alone …till end of season…

    Forza Inter

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