Pulling off what was a Serie A all-time classic fightback over the weekend, Inter Milan will turn their attention back to Coppa Italia duties when they welcome Napoli to the San Siro on Wednesday night.
Battling back from two goals down to grab an empathic 4-2 win over their bitter rivals, Antonio Conte’s men have won their last three matches on the bounce and have managed to find a route back to the top of Italy’s top-tier.
On the flip side, coming crashing back down to earth with what was a humiliating 3-2 loss at home against relegation scrappers Leece over the weekend, Napoli still find themselves sat in the bottom half of the Serie A standings.
Continuing on what has been a rollercoaster campaign despite appearing to turn a corner last month, new boss Gennaro Gattuso will also be concerned by his side’s most recent meeting against I Nerazzurri.
When Inter made the trip to the Stadio San Paolo last month, Wednesday’s hosts landed a deserved 3-1 win and another victory for the league leaders can be found at 10/11 with Bet365.
Inter show their resolve
After being hugely outplayed in the opening 45 minutes of the Milan derby on Sunday, few would have expected what was a stunning comeback by I Nerazzurri.
Coming from 2-0 down to snatch all three points in what could be a pivotal moment of the season, former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte finds the mood in his camp at a season-high.
Battling back to the top of the Serie A table, there is no doubt that fans around the San Siro will be most impressed by Romelu Lukaku’s continued purple patch.
Bagging the fourth against AC on Sunday, the Belgian striker has only gone from strength to strength following his Old Trafford switch last summer.
With three goals in back-to-back appearances, the 26-year-old also bagged a brace in Inter’s 3-1 win at the Stadio San Paolo last month and has recorded 25 goals for club and country since opening the 2019/2020 campaign.
You might be interested to know that Lukaku can be found priced at 7/5 with Paddy Power to extend on that tally on Wednesday night.
Napoli does not deserve this ranking
Despite picking up shock back-to-back victories over Lazio and Juventus last month and appearing to turn a real corner, Napoli put in what was yet another woeful display last weekend.
Hit with a 3-2 defeat against Leece on home soil and booed off by a large section of the Stadio San Paolo crowd, captain Kalidou Koulibaly was left furious with his side’s display and branded that Napoli are not worthy of their Serie A status.
Watching their European ambitions take a major dent and now 12 points adrift of the top-four, there is no doubt that new boss Gennaro Gattuso will be hugely concerned by the Blues’ continued issues at the back.
Shipping a trio of strikes against the relegation scrappers over the weekend, Napoli have recorded just a sole clean sheet in their last 12 matches against Serie A opposition.
Also conceding three goals when they faced off against Inter last month, you might be interested to know that Wednesday’s guests can be found priced at 3/1 with Coral to once again ship over 2.5 strikes in midweek.