A classic is the challenge of Napoli this Saturday, November 18, in his defense of the leadership of the Italian Championship season 2017/2018. At the San Paolo stadium in Naples, he receives Milan. The game is part of the thirteenth round of Serie A and is scheduled to start at 17:45 (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Napoli
The Neapolitans are unbeaten in the competition. They added 32 (ten wins and two draws) out of 36 possible. Enough to put them at the tip of a tournament that has the top five placed with enough punctuation so that they can be considered candidates for the title. The advantage over Juventus, vice-leader, is only one point.
With 32 goals scored and eight conceded, Napoli have the second best attack of the competition and also the second best defense. After ‘hitting the beam’ in previous seasons, he showed evolution both in the quality of his football and in the results achieved.
The situation is not entirely favorable because the club is in a difficult situation in the Champions League. After two defeats to favorite Manchester City, it was in the third position of group A with three points (one victory and three defeats). They are six fewer than Shakhtar, second placed.
With City already qualifying, the Neapolitan must win the next two games and hope Shakhtar will not make a point. Although it seems a difficult possibility, the combination of results is perfectly feasible since the Ukrainian team will face the Italians in their domains on the 21st and then have City at home in the lead.
The proximity of the duel against Shakthar can bring caution, however, there is hardly any prioritization for this game, especially after the tie against Genoa, scoreless, on the twelfth round of the Italian Championship. Thus, coach Maurizio Sarri should put in the field the best team that has at disposal. It should not only count on defender Faouzi Ghoulam (11 matches in the 2017/2018 Italian League, two goals), midfielder Nikola Maksimovic (a game, no goal) and striker Arkadiusz Milik (three matches, one goal) who are injured .
The current form of Milan
After receiving investment millionaires in hiring for the season, Milan has been performing below expectations. With 19 points (six wins, one draw and five losses), he is seventh, first out of the continental tournament qualifying zone next season.
They are four points shy of Sampdoria, sixth. In addition, Samp has one more match to perform than Milan once they had their game against Roma postponed due to bad weather.
Threatened coach Vincenzo Montela has four possible losses to run before the classic. Defenders Davide Calabria (five matches in the 2017/2018 Italian Championship without a goal) and Andrea Conti (two matches, no goal) are in the ward; and socks Lucas Biglia (ten games, no goal) and Giacomo Bonaventura (seven games, no goal).
According to the Italian press reports, this group is Biglia who is more likely to receive the green light from the medical department. If this happens, it will most likely be related among the headlines.
History of the bouts between Napoli and Milan
Napoli defend an undefeated five-game series against Milan. It was four wins and a draw. The most recent milanese success happened in December 2014. At home, the rubro-negro team scored 2-0. In Naples, the Milanese have not won since 2010 when they scored 2-1.
Having a bold and consistent football, Napoli is the best betting option for the classic. Has a price of 1.44 in Bet365. Draw shows return of 4.33 and successful visitor multiplies the investment by 7.00.