AC Milan vs Napoli preview, betting tips and prediction
April 12, 2018
Outsiders for Champions League qualification a few short weeks ago, AC Milan’s hopes of returning to Europe’s top table are circling the drain after picking up just two points from a possible nine in recent weeks. The fixture list refuses to ease up, title chasers Napoli being their opponents this weekend following clashes with Juventus, Inter Milan and the sparky Sassuolo.
And with seven games to go, the title race is still on. Napoli looked dead and buried after a second-half goal from Mariusz Stepinski put Chievo ahead at the Stadio Sao Paolo last weekend. But a late show from Milik and Diawara – getting a timely first Serie A goal – snatched all three points in stoppage time. Don’t write them off just yet.
Napoli have dominated matches against Milan in recent years, winning four of their last five encounters. However, their confidence has been badly damaged by their defeat to AS Roma in March. They’ve only managed to score four goals in the four games since. Luckily for them, they’ve only twice in that run. We predict another tense, low-scoring affair here.