Serie A Match Preview: Internazionale vs. Napoli

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Updated: April 23, 2014
Napoli

Match Date: 26 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade Giuseppe Meazza

 

Inter is compelled to secure victory in its remaining if it wants to strengthen its grip of the qualifying spot for the Europa League this season. And to do they must first gain the upper-hand against Napoli, which is already assured of making it to the Champions League qualifiers.

 

The Nerazzurri’s strong need to collect more points can be attributed to the fact that it remains unsafe in its current rank. Its 5-point lead is barely enough to guarantee their safety against aggressive contenders such as Parma and improved AC Milan.

 

The above-mentioned teams are simply waiting for the right time—for an unexpected slip to make their move.

 

Going against and more importantly, winning against Napoli is crucial. Without any Champions or Europa League obligations to attend to, the Partenopei can readily focus in their upcoming match. And while it is true that they (Inter) have the home court advantage, the focus that Napoli has may leave them with their heads bowed down.

 

Inter has only won once against Napoli in their last 6 matches. Yet, their current form suggests that they can steal the limelight from their opponent and become the match’s online betting favorite.

 

To note, Inter is undefeated in 12 of its last 13 home matches and scored an average of 2 goals in their last 4 encounters. It is also undefeated in 5 of its last 6 matches, which, therefore, strengthen its possibilities of winning.

 

Prediction: Internazionale

 

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