Watch Online: Milan - Napoli (Serie A) 19.12.2021 19:45 - Sunday
The derby of the eighteenth round in Italy opposes the candidate-champions Milan and Napoli. Both teams have been leaders for some time this season, but have yet to catch up with Inter, which have beaten Salernitana on Friday. However, Atalana collapsed yesterday against Roma at home and we are yet to find out which of the two will take advantage of this on Sunday night.
For the second consecutive season, Milan is performing very well in the Italian elite. Of course, it can always be better, but so far only two teams are in front of them. The only two losses came in two consecutive meetings with Fiorentina and Sassuolo, from which, however, have already passed three meetings. In the last round, the Rossoneri saved the point with a goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 92nd minute for 1:1 in the visit of Udinese.
In the last month, Napoli has been plagued by staffing problems that have proved fatal to the team's form. Without a few important figures, the Sky Blues have beaten only Lazio in the last six rounds. The bigger problem is that all three losses for the season were collected, and two of them were against direct competitors in the face of Inter and Atalanta. In the last round, Napoli did not even score in a surprising defeat with 0: 1 at home by Empoli.
Overall, both teams are performing well, but the favorite today is undoubtedly Milan. The Rossoneri did not win at home only against Inter and Sassuolo, and in their six victories they collected only four goals. Napoli can boast of five successes as a guest, but only one in the last four visits. The first and only defeat for the "Sky Blues" away was in Milan with 2: 3 from Inter.
Today, both coaches cannot rely on important figures, but this seems to be a bigger problem for the guests. Interestingly, Milan did not succeed in this rivalry at the San Siro for the 2014 championship, and this was the only victory in the last ten matches between the two teams on this field. Despite this negative fact, I will bet on the team in better shape and advance to the top of Serie A for the two greats from Milan.