If it weren’t for El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, Napoli vs AC Milan would be the Game of the Week across Europe. Napoli is the reigning Serie A champion, but AC Milan could jump into first place with a victory. However, Milan lost its last two games with a 4-0 aggregate.
Napoli Regaining Confidence
After a rocky start to the season, Napoli is getting back on track, both in the Serie A and the UEFA Champions League. Midweek, the Azzurri defeated Union Berlin 1-0 in the UCL. That result allowed them to consolidate as second place in Group C.
Regarding Serie A, they got back into the winning column by defeating Hellas Verona 3-1, as we predicted. Before that, they lost 3-1 to Fiorentina at home. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was named Player of the Match against Verona after scoring a brace.
Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen – who has scored six goals in the Serie A – are the main reasons to consider including Napoli in your soccer picks. Osimhen missed the team’s last two matches due to a hamstring injury, but he’s expected to return on Sunday.
If the Nigerian doesn’t make it, Giacomo Raspadori will start while Giovanni Simeone waits for an opportunity on the bench. If that’s the case, include Raspadori in your soccer parlays for Oct. 29.
AC Milan Needs a Victory
Yes, AC Milan is currently second in the Serie A, but in the last two weeks, the Rossoneri lost two crucial matches against two other European powerhouses, two teams very similar to Napoli.
The first loss was against Juventus, 1-0 at home. AC Milan was the favorite in our Serie A lines, but they only took one shot on target, winning possession with 52%.
Most recently, AC Milan visited PSG and lost 3-0. I told you to bet on the Parisians, but I honestly thought that Milan was going to put up a better fight. PSG won halftime-fulltime, so AC Milan never stood a chance. Now, the Italians are last in Group F.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 25, 2023
Mike Maignan will return after missing the match against Juventus due to a red card. The bad news is that Malick Thiaw won’t be available due to suspension.
Home Side Won One of Last Four Meetings
Last season, Napoli and AC Milan collided four times. Regarding the Serie A, neither managed to win at home. First, Napoli won 2-1 at San Siro. Later, AC Milan took revenge with a 4-0 victory in Naples. The other two meetings were in the quarterfinals of the UCL, where Milan advanced with a 2-1 aggregate.
As you can see, you can expect goals. These two haven’t drawn 0-0 since the 2018-19 season. I expect the total to go over 2½ goals, so make sure to include it in your Serie A betting online ticket.
Napoli vs AC Milan Match Information
- Match: Napoli (5-2-2) vs AC Milan (7-0-2)
- Date/Time: Sunday, Oct 29, 3:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Diego Maradona, Naples
- Napoli vs AC Milan Live Stream: Fubo.tv
Napoli vs AC Milan Betting Odds
Napoli vs AC Milan Soccer Betting Predictions
Without Maignan, I would bet on Napoli to win straight up, but he’s one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Yes, AC Milan lost 3-0 to PSG, but Napoli’s attacking unit isn’t that fast. Don’t get me wrong, Napoli is a great team, but Milan will play on the counterattack, focusing on not losing a third straight game. With Osimhen not at 100%, defeating that defensive wall will be tough.
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Giacomo Raspadori and Rafael Leao as anytime goalscorer