Italy: Serie A
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
After regular 10-days pause the only leader of the Italian season will play two matches in a row at its home arena. At first, in frames of the 13th round of Serie A the opponent for Azzurri will be Milan. And then for the decisive battle of the 5th match day of the Champions League Shakhtar Donetsk will come to Stadio San Paolo.
It is obvious that the Neapolitans want to save their leadership at the national championship. Although the forthcoming battle against the champion of Ukraine is of a crucial importance for Azzurri.
Napoli (the head coach Maurizio Sarri)
Three defeats in three matches of the group stage of the Champions League had made of the best team of Italy one of the underdogs of the 6th quartet:
Group F: Manchester City – 12, Shakhtar – 9, Napoli – 3, Feyenoord – 0;
At first thought, the situation for Azzurri is practically hopeless, as Shakhtar needs only one point on order to leave the group. But the matter is that in two left matches Shakhtar will play against Napoli (on the 21st of November) and Manchester City (on the 6th of December). And this point can become for the champion of Ukraine untouchable goal and dream.
Milan (the head coach Vincenzo Montella)
The Neapolitans will have to win over Shakhtar with the score 1:0 during the 5th round of the group stage. And then the team of Maurizio Sarri will be happy to get ready for the December meeting against Feyenoord Holland.
But now Milan is facing the calendar meeting with Azzurri. This season for Milan that has spent fantastic sums of money on signing of new players is absolutely the same as previous unsuccessful seasons.
According to the results of 12 rounds Rossoneri counts only 6 victories and 5 defeats. We can’t speak about the leading position of Milan and after a series of failures the head coach Vincenzo Montella is constantly waiting for the dismissal. And this dismissal can become real after another fiasco of the grandee in Naples.
Napoli – 1.45, draw – 4.35, Milan – 7.00;
Our tip: Napoli (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.76 5Dimes