Napoli vs Milan 02/22/2016 Serie A Preview, Odds & Predictions
Milan vs Napoli
Tuesday 22nd February 2016
The Line: Napoli 1/2 Draw 3/1 Milan 5/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Bein Sport
After losing last weekend to Juventus I am certain many Napoli fans would have envisaged a tough run in trying to catch Juve, but they get a chance on Monday night to leapfrog the champions and to have the league title in their own hands if they can get a win against a Milan side who have been very tough to beat of late and are in the midst of a nine game unbeaten run. Milan manager Mihjalovic has always been able to coach defensive tactics and it looks to be laying a good foundation for Milan right now who are up to sixth in the table and will look to close the gap on third to just six points with a win here. Key for Milan will be strikers Carlos Bacca who has thirteen goals this season and Luiz Adriano who has been a foil with Bacca but has struggled a little to score goals. Milan are unbeaten in their last seven away games and have four clean sheets over those seven games.
On Monday night though Milan will face a Napoli team who have been sensational at home and who have won eleven of their last ninteen home games. Napoli have one of the most inform strikers in Europe in Higuain who is having a career year with twenty four goals in twenty five games. Higuain is a quality striker and with Insigne , Hamsik and Mertens ably assisting this is a year tha Napoli could go all the way and win the scudetto, Napoli have not won a Serie A title since 1990 and the Diego Maradona era. Can this group of players bring the first Serie A title in over 25 years to Naples? Its possible but they simply must win on Monday night and put themselves in pole position.
Juventus have a huge tie agaisnt Bayern Munich coming up in the Champions League if Juve get knocked out then we could be looking at a focused Juve team with just the league to concentrate on. That would not be good for Napoli and they simply put must be ahead if that happens. I like the look of Napoli to win here and both teams to score. Napoli to win is a little short but getting 2/1 on Napoli to win and BTTS looks a solid investment.