Probable Lineups

3-4-1-2
3-4-1-2
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(52) 34 Goals 59 (72)
(41) 29 Assists 36 (52)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.8)
30.2 Average Age 30.4
180.4 Average Height (cm) 183.3
(1.1) 1 Shots pg 1.3 (1)
(50%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 53% (53%)
(0.9) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.9)
(1.9) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ricardo Álvarez Out 6.9
Gaby Mudingayi Out 6.4
Joel Obi Out 6.95
Cristian Chivu Out 6.49
Dejan Stankovic Out 6.22
Walter Samuel Out 7.22
Wesley Sneijder Out 7.29
Player Reason Status Rating
Salvatore Aronica Out 6.12

Team News

  • Samuel is suspended, and Stramaccioni has to decide whether to field Silvestre or move Cambiasso to the backline.
  • The midfielder was tested in defence in the Europa League match, but he's likely to play in his natural role against Napoli.
  • Cassano is back after his suspension, and he should play up front with Milito, supported by Palacio.
  • Maggio, Pandev and Campagnaro all played in the Europa League match against PSV, so Mazzarri has pretty much the whole squad available.
  • The three of them are likely to be on the pitch from the off, leaving out Mesto, Insigne and Britos respectively.
  • Hamsik will support Pandev and Cavani, but Vargas has proven to be in a good form if Mazzarri needs a further offensive option.

Prediction

  • Stramaccioni let some of his key players rest during the week and took the chance to give Cassano a run out after his two-match suspension. Now Inter must prove that they can fight for the title to the end after dropping some points in a key moment of the season, just when Juventus looked a little bit weaker.
  • Napoli have collected 11 points in their last 5 league matches, and Mazzarri knows that without the European fixtures to worry about, his team and Juventus may go on a better run than Inter. The Partenopei have recovered all of their missing players and looking at the teams' form, they seem favoured.
  • The visitors will use their typical 3-4-1-2, while Stramaccioni could even think about fielding both Cassano and Palacio behind Milito, or making one of the two sit on the bench to have an additional midfielder in order to win the battle in the middle of the park. Guarin may be the 12th man Inter need to match Napoli's dynamism, while on the other side Vargas and Insigne will be ready to help their teammates in the second half.
  • Inter will be more defensive on the flanks and rely on Cassano or Palacio to create goalscoring chances, while Napoli have width on their side and could try to exploit Silvestre's inconsistency by having Hamsik running from deep in his zone. The first substitution for both coaches is likely to have a big effect the game, so the managers will have a huge part to play in their teams' performances.
Prediction:
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Latest Comments

 
  • napoli wons 2-3 cavani hat trick

  • 2nd place decider...

  • I'm pretty sure Pandev isn't starting and Insigne will get most of the run up top with Cavani.

  • PAZZA INTERR AMALA!!!!

  • NAPOLI HE WONS 2-3 OR 2-2

  • Or to play with very unbalanced formations.

  • We love to play with two defenders and two playmakers, ora at least with a playmaker defender

  • over2.5

  • Why does italian clubs love to play with 3 defenders?

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