The most attractive match of the Serie A 26th fixture will be played at San Paolo, when Napoli hosts AC Milan this Monday, February 22nd, at 20.00.
Napoli lost the first place in the tournament last week with 1-0 defeat against Juventus. Zaza scored the only goal of the game in the 88th minute for the Old Lady. The problem for Juventus is they drew against Bologna on Friday.
The Gli Azzurri will need a victory to get back on top. With the 1-0 defeat against Villarreal at the Europa League, they have now lost two in a row. However, a win over the AC Milan could change their latest momentum.
“I want to tell you how for five years Napoli have been told this fairy-tale that it’s ‘now or never,’ but the truth is we are now in the elite,” Napoli President De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss.
“People have this brick wall in our minds, but there are no limits. We already saw Roberto Donadoni do well at Parma, so it’s no surprise his Bologna stalled Juventus. You can’t win all the time, and a hiccup was bound to happen. I want to avoid talking about the Milan game, as the team must stay concentrated and do its work. If someone talks too much, it can end up giving ammunition to the enemy.”
Napoli v AC Milan Serie A Odds listed the home team as the favorites rated at 1.57. The visiting squad is listed at 6.0, and the draw is at 4.0.
Milan are in a good momentum right now; they haven’t loss since January 6, drawing the last three and winning the last four. They have improved a lot as a whole, but they will find out how much they have improved this Monday.
“We know that Napoli have the chance to leapfrog Juventus again at the top of the table, so the stadium will be a cauldron, but we are not afraid,” Sinisa Mihajlovic told Milan Channel.
“I think Maurizio Sarri will not be happy to face Milan at this moment of the season. In the last 18 rounds, we’d be in third place, behind only Juve and Napoli. A lot has changed from the last time we faced off.
The last two meetings between Napoli and AC Milan the Gli Azzurri have won the last two, outscoring Milan 7-0 in those matches. Despite Milan have showed a better side, they have won’t be able to stop the most scoring team in the Serie.