Internazionale are all set to host their rivals Napoli in a boxing day battle at San Siro tonight.
This is going to be an 18th league game for both the sides of this season. Out of the 17 past fixtures, Inter have won 10 games and are currently in the third position in the Serie A points table. While Napoli have won 13 games and are eight points above Inter and below Juventus in the second position.
The Old Lady haven’t lost a single league game this season and are the top favorite to win the Serie A. It is not an easy task for both Inter and Napoli to get past Juventus in the points table. So, tonight’s battle is only to determine, which club will end on the second spot in the Serie A.
In the last league game, Napoli defeated SPAL 1-0 at home while Internazionale played 1-1 draw against Chievo in an away fixture.
The Blues have kept a clean sheet against Inter in their last four meetings in all competitions. In addition, Napoli are undefeated in their last 35 out of 38 away games.
Internazionale, on the other hand, have won their last six league games at home. Also, Inter was successful in keeping a clean sheet in five of these fixtures.
The stats are in favor of both the sides but looking at the current form and performances. Napoli are a better side, but you never know because the current Inter side have all the talent in their roster. So, don’t get surprised, if they win the game by putting in some extra hard work on the pitch tonight.
Miranda will miss this outing due to an injury and Radja Nainggolan will accompany him outside the field. The former Roma midfielder has been internally suspended for one game due to his late arrival at the training ground.
As for Napoli, Vlad Chiriches is the only player that will sit out of this fixture due to injury.