Italy: Serie A
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
Last Wednesday, on the 18th of October the fans of Inter Milan were celebrating sad anniversary. Twenty years ago on this day Inter had managed to win over Napoli for the last time at its famous arena San Paolo:
18th of October 1997. Napoli-Inter - 0:2 (Galante, Turrini (own goal));
Since then, all calendar matches of the current leaders of the Champions League’s race in Naples ended either with the victories of the hosts or with draws (5 last matches also):
05.05.2013.Napoli– Inter – 3:1 (Cavani 3 – Álvarez);
15.12.2013. Napoli– Inter – 4:2 (Higuaín, Mertens, Džemaili, Callejón – Cambiasso, Nagatomo);
08.03.2015. Napoli– Inter – 2:2 (Hamšík, Higuaín – Palacio, Icardi);
30.11.2015. Napoli– Inter – 2:1 (Higuaín 2 – Ljajić);
02.12.2016. Napoli– Inter – 3:0 (Zieliński, Hamšík, Insigne);
Napoli (the head coach Maurizio Sarri)
We doubt that at the beginning of the current season the fans of football can imagine that according to 8 rounds the club from Naples will become the only leader of the tournament bracket.
But nevertheless, the fact remains! At 8 last matches the team of Maurizio Sarri had won over Verona, Atalanta, Bologna, Benevento, Lazio, SPAL, Cagliari and Roma with the total score 26:5. Now the leader of the champions’ race has 24 points (100% result) and the main rival Inter has 22 points.
Inter Milan (the head coach Luciano Spalletti)
It is obvious that now for all fans of nerazzurri the main fact is the possibility of finishing 20 years long series without victories in Naples. One pre match interview of the head coach of Inter given by Spalletti declared that the forthcoming match at San Paolo was the center match of the first round.
Who is the favorite of the forthcoming center match of the 9th round? According to bookmakers these are the hosts of San Paolo. But now you shouldn’t forget about the fact that three days ago Azzurri had played really energy taking away match against Manchester City and had lost their best forward Lorenzo Insigne. But Inter had come to Naples in its best squad and is ready to fight for the long-waited victory.
Napoli – 1.60, draw – 4.00, Inter – 5.50;
Our tip: both teams to score - odds 1.61 10Bet