Equal in the standings after six games with 14 points, AC Milan and Napoli oppose one another in the what’s the match of the season. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the top-flight Italian league.
AC Milan: Consistency
So, the reigning champs resume their Scudetto defense Sunday, as they host Napoli, leaders in the standings. The Rossoneri were held to a draw in their first European encounter of the season, but they immediately bounced back against Sampdoria, 2-1, on the road. Then, a crucial 3-1 home win against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Sitting third in the table-equal in points with Napoli-there’s no team that has lost fewer matches (1) than AC Milan throughout the top five European leagues in 2022. Stefano Pioli’s men have averaged 2.3 points per game this season, with only Liverpool and Manchester City to have fared any better. Rafa Leao’s form has played a large part in that. The 23-year-old has been involved in more Serie A goals than anyone during that time. If you’re betting online, start to back him to find the back of the net.
Pioli still has long-term absentees Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alessandro Florenzi unavailable here, while Rade Krunic, Ante Rebic and Divock Origi may not be passed fit in time. Hosts are one of the consistent teams in Europe. It’s very tough to fade them.
Napoli: Goals and goals
It was truly electrifying. Opening night at Stadio Maradona in the Champions League was Napoli’s best match to date. They destroyed Liverpool, 4-1, recording eight shots on target.
After a quick start to the 2022-23 campaign, successive Serie A draws may have slowed the momentum of Luciano Spalletti’s side. However, a comeback win (at Lazio) to start September seems to have been the catalyst. They have won their last four matches across all of the competitions, leading both Serie A and Champions League group standings.
Wednesday, European media and leading football experts hailed Napoli’s Georgian winger, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, on his outstanding performance this season. Arriving in the summer for just $10m, the Georgian is already among the exciting talents in Serie A. Kvara has put on a show week in and week out, attracting the attention and compliments by the European pundits. He was even named the Serie A EA Sports Player of (August).
Serie A side Napoli has confirmed Nigeria international Victor Osimhen suffered a hamstring injury during their 4-1 win against Liverpool and shall miss the international break. They still have many important players in the attacking third, and because we love betting on goals, we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
AC Milan vs Napoli Head-to-Head
During the last two seasons, the two teams shared the spoils, winning twice on the road. Only three of the last four mutual encounters produced at least three goals, while only in one game we’ve seen both teams contribute on the scoresheet. Both are unbeaten this season across all of the competitions. AC Milan has lost just once at home in 2022, back in January against Spezia. Napoli is one of the best teams on the road. They lost once on the road in 2022, in April against Empoli.
Milan vs Napoli Match Information
- Match: Milan (4-2-0) vs Napoli (4-2-0)
- Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazaa (San Siro) (Milan)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Sept. 18th, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Milan vs Napoli Live stream: fubo.tv
AC Milan vs Napoli Betting Lines
Milan vs Napoli Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as favorites, priced at +120 on the three-way moneyline, according to the latest soccer odds. The goal line is set at 2½.
It’s difficult to separate these two teams. They’re both unbeaten this season, they have great records in 2022 across all of the competitions and have great squads at their disposal. Napoli’s missing an important player in Victor Osimhen. We are going against the trend. The two teams are eager to extend their amazing run of form. They will enter this clash all in at the outset.