In the penultimate round of Serie A season 2018/2019, Napoli are welcoming Inter at San Paolo in Naples. For the hosts, this game isn’t particularly important because whatever happens, they’re going to stay in the second place. It’s a whole different story for the away team, which needs points in order to get to the Champions League. If you want to bet on this game, make sure first to read our Napoli vs Inter prediction and betting tips!
With 76 points and only two more games left to be played, Napoli are safe on the second spot. At the same time, no matter what happens, they just can’t leapfrog Juventus and take the title. And considering that they’re out of the Europa League, as well as Coppa Italia, it may seem that Napoli players have no particular motivation to fuel them in the remainder of the season.
Still, Napoli are a professional bunch with a manager who just loves winning. And considering that they’re playing against Inter at their own turf, they will surely have what to fight for. One final reason why you can be sure they’ll be fired up for this game is that in their previous duel, Inter fans were terrible to Napoli’s defender and one of their key men for the past couple of seasons, Kalidou Koulibaly.
The center-back was the victim of racial abuse in the match played in Milan, the result of which was him getting a red card and Napoli losing the game 1:0 in the stoppage time. For all these things, Napoli players certainly have a grudge against Inter, which is why they would love to snatch at least a point off them. But, can they do it against super-motivated Inter? Read the Napoli vs Inter prediction till the end to find out!
Inter are currently at the 3rd place on the table, which means that they could go to the Champions League if they stay there till the end of the season. The problem is that there are several teams out there that have a chance to overtake their position. In fact, in the worst-case scenario, Inter would end up even without a Europa League spot.
This is the reason why winning at least one point on Sunday is of utmost importance to them. The problem is that their form hasn’t been too impressive. Sure, they’re without a defeat since March when they lost to Lazio at home, but most of the subsequent games they played finished as draws.
Another problem is that they have a very poor history with Napoli, especially in the matches played in Naples. Actually, Inter have won only one game at San Paolo Stadium in this century! And it was a cup game…
On the bright side, Inter are almost completely free of injuries and their players are very motivated to win as many points as possible in the final two rounds. But, does this mean our Napoli vs Inter betting tips are gonna lean toward the side from Milan? Scroll down to find out!
- Vlad Chiriches (doubtful)
- Amadou Diawara (doubtful)
- Sime Vrsaljko (injury)
- Stefan de Vrij (doubtful)
Meret – Koulibaly, Albiol, Malcuit, Rui – Allan, Ruiz, Zielinski – Insigne, Mertens, Milik
Handanovic – Skriniar, Miranda, D’Ambrosio, Asamoah – Vecino, Brozovic, Nainggolan, Politano, Perisic – Icardi
Napoli vs Inter Prediction
It’s the last match Napoli will play at home this season and you can be sure San Paolo will be full. And their players will want to say goodbye to a successful season with a win over a team they’re holding a grudge against.
Napoli vs Inter Betting Tips
- Napoli @2.50 (bwin)