NAPOLI vs AC MILAN BETTING PREVIEWNapoli are still undefeated in Serie A after 12 matches and top the standings with 32 points (W10 D2), one point above Juventus. They are undefeated in the last 24 league matches and have socred at least 3 goals in 7 of their last home fixtures. Before the International break, the Partenopei only managed to earn a goalless draw at Chievo, but that was only the second time they dropped points this season. In Champions League, Maurizio Sarri's men are on the to be knocked out, having suffered 3 defeats in the first 4 matches (two against Man City and one at Shakhtar Donetsk).
Maurizio Sarri has to choose between Mario Rui and Cristian Maggio to cover for the absence of Faouzi Ghoulam, with the former Empoli right back favourite to be handed his first start this season. He should join Kalidou Koulibaly, Raul Albiol and Elseid Hysaj at the back. No changes are expected in midfield - where Alla, Jorginho and Marek Hamisk are likely to feature from the off - and in attack. With Arkadius Milik a long-term injury, Sarri will be forced to play with Lorenzo Insigne, Josè Callejon and Dries Mertens once again.
After a record-breaking transfer campaign this summer, AC Milan were expected to be much further along in their project but they currently sit 7th in the Serie A table with a W6 D1 L5 record. The Rossoneri beat Sassuolo on the road before the International break, their second victory in the last 8 matches, a run that also includes defeats in the Milan Derby (3-2 to Inter Milan), against Juventus (0-2 at home), against Roma (0-2 at home), and two goalless draw with AEK Athens in Europa League. Vincenzo Montella's men qualification to the kncokout stages of the Europa League is actually far to be secured.
Montella is expected to continue with the 3-4-2-1 formation deployed in recent games. Leonardo Bonucci will play with a protective mask after suffering a broken nose on international duty. He will be flanked by Leandro Romagnoli and Christian Zapata at the back, with Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabio Borini playing as wing backs. Lucas Biglia is back from injury but Frank Kessiè and Riccardo Montolivo are expected to start in midfield. The likes of Suso and Giacomo Bonaventura should be the selected offensive midfielders while Nikola Kalinic is favourite to play up front over both Patrick Cutrone and André Silva. Andrea Conti and Davide Calabria remain out through injury.
NAPOLI vs AC MILAN PROBABLE LINEUPS
AC Milan (3-4-2-1): Donnarumma; Zapata, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Rodriguez, Borini, Kessiè, Montolivo; Suso, Bonaventura; Kalinic
NAPOLI vs AC MILAN ODDS
|NAPOLI||1.50 with||Bet £10, win £15.00|
|THE DRAW||4.90 with||Bet £10, win £49.00|
|AC MILAN||7.00 with||Bet £10, win £70.00|
NAPOLI vs AC MILAN PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Napoli to win by one||4.00|
|2-1 Correct Score||9.00|
|Under 3.5 goals||1.68|
|Allan anytime goalscorer||7.00|