After what is turning to be the worst start to the Serie A, AC Milan will be looking to take advantage of the unrest at Napoli to steer their way to the top of the league. Napoli in the midst of all dressing room wrangles will leave it all behind as they head to the San Siro Stadium with match scheduled on 23rd November. The kickoff is set for 20:00 GMT.
AC Milan are currently under performing in the Serie A currently placed 14th with only 13 points. The team has managed to only one win in their past 5 previous encounters. There are calls for a change in management to save the sinking ship.
Napoli are no further bad from their counterparts, with the Naples currently 7th in the Serie A. They have managed to secure only one win in their past five encounters. There are talks of potential January moves for big names in the club. The future of the club still remains unclear at the moment.
AC Milan vs. Napoli Head to Head
Both sides have played 25 games together with AC Milan emerging victorious in 6 occasions, while Napoli have emerged winners in 10 occasions. Both sides have ended 9 games in a draw. Here is a look at their past encounters:
AC Milan 2-0 Napoli
AC Milan 0-0 Napoli
Napoli 3-2 AC Milan
AC Milan 0-0 Napoli
Napoli 2-1 AC Milan
AC Milan 1-2 Napoli
Napoli 4-2 AC Milan
Napoli 1-1 AC Milan
AC Milan Team News
Stefano Piolo will have do without the services of defensive midfielder Ismael Bennacer and Hakan Calhanoglu after serving yellow card suspensions. To add to the injury list, center back Mateo Musacchio continues nursing a muscle fatigue which has ruled him from two matches.
Ivory Coat midfielder, Kessie has been the center of controversy with a January move underway. However, there are a host of replacements in the midfield with simmer signing of Rebic. Other available options include Bonaventura, Paqueta and Leao.
Napoli Team News
Doubt still remains over the commitment of center back, Koulibaly with a potential January move. Other potential January moves includes Mertens who has refused to extend his contract with the Naples.
The injuries woes will also see the sidelining of center forward, Arkadiusz Milik who picked a muscle fatigue. In addition, right back Kevin Malcuit also is recovering from a cruciate ligament fracture with central midfielder Allan picking up knee problems.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams are currently experienced management woes with wrangles in the dressing rooms. Hence, it will be an under performing match between the two sides. AC Milan however have the upper hand with the home advantage.
Milan win – 3.26
Draw – 3.54
Both Teams to Score (No) – 2.18
Double Chance – 1.35