On December 2 2016 at 19:45 in the opening game of the 15th matchday of the Italian Serie A at the San Paolo Stadium the local Napoli play against Inter.
Compared to the previous season when Napoli were one of the main favorites of the championship, the Blues look much worse this time. In the latest games Napoli gained 10 points of 15 possible where they won against Udinese 1:2, Empoli 2:0 and Crotone 1:2, drew Lazio 1:1 and lost to Juventus 2:1. As a result, they gained 24 points in the 14 games played and take the 7th place in the table with 23:14 goal difference. They are 9 points below the leaders of the Serie A.
Inter started the season with poor results, yet they managed to improve them after the 1/3rd of the championship and now they deserve their place in the middle of the table. in the latest five games Inter gained 7 points of 15 possible where they lost to Atalanta 2:1 and Sampdoria 1:0, outplayed Torino 2:1 and Crotone 3:0 and drew their neighbors Milan 2:2 in the latest game. Consequently, after 13 games played in the national championship Inter gained 18 points and take the 12th place in the standings with 18:16 goal difference.
In the latest five games played between the teams Inter won twice, Napoli also won twice and the teams drew once. We must admit that Napoli only lost once to Inter at home since 2001. Moreover, Inter haven’t won in away games for 4 matches in a raw. Considering all of these facts we think that the visitors won’t manage to win.
Prediction for the match: Napoli to win.