Napoli vs. Milan 7/12/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Napoli 15-6-10, Milan 14-7-10

7/12/20 3:45 pm

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Napoli is welcoming Milan to Stadio San Paolo in round 32 in Italian Serie A.

Napoli has 4 wins and 1 loss in their last 5 Serie A games, alongside 1 draw and 1 win in the Coppa Italia, which they won against Juventus a month ago. Napoli has been playing well since the restart and they have scored 9 goals in their 5 Serie A games while conceding 5 goals. The unfortunate loss for Napoli came against Atalanta last week, but that is nothing to feel bad about because Atalanta is playing brilliant soccer as of late. Napoli is in 6th place in the standings with 51 points, the spot that leads into the Europa League qualifications, but Napoli is only 1 point behind Roma in 5th place that leads straight to the group stage. The Champions League is far away from Napoli and I don’t see them getting there this season. The biggest problem for Napoli was their defense in the first part of the season, and they conceded 41 goals, while their offense has been solid with 50 goals scored so far. Milik has scored 10 of those 50 goals, while Mertens added 8 goals. Insigne has 7 assists, while Callejon added 6 assists. Llorente is the only injured player for Napoli as of right now. In their most recent Serie A game against Genoa on the road, Napoli was the better team with massive 67% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and high 89% of the correct passes. With 1 goal in each half, Napoli has won this game 1-2. Before the season, Napoli was Juventus’ biggest competition, but a lot of things went wrong for Napoli and they will need to be satisfied with the Europa League spot this season.

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Milan has been outstanding since the restart and they are still undefeated in their last 5 games. During this stretch, Milan has scored massive 13 goals, while their defense has been decent with 5 conceded goals. Even better news for Milan is that they have scored a goal in all 5 of their games, while they were able to keep 2 clean sheets in their last 5 matches. In their last Serie A game in a derby against Juventus at home, Milan has had 48% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 87% of the correct passes. Milan and Juventus were testing each other in the first half, but in the second half, Juventus has scored two quick goals and was 0-2 ahead. Milan never gave up in this game, and with 4 unanswered goals, Milan has turned the game around and has won this match 4-2 against the leader of Serie A. with this fantastic streak, Milan has climbed the standings to 7th place where they have 49 points, just 2 points less than Napoli in the Europa League spot. Rebic has scored 10 goals and is Milan’s top goal scorer, while Ibrahimovic, Leao, and Hernandez all scored 5 goals. Musacchio, Duarte, and Castillejo are all still injured. Milan has gotten the grasp of their game, finally, I might add, and now when Milan is so close to the Europa League, I hope they don’t stop.

When playing at home, Napoli has not lost to Milan in their last 8 games, while Milan has not lost any of their last 5 away games. Milan is filled with confidence and they are riding a big wave of victory. I will side with Milan on the road.

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