The long-awaited return of the Serie A is finally here and Inter Milan are all set to take on league leaders Napoli on Wednesday night.
Inter’s last game before the winter break was a 3-2 win against Atalanta, leaving them in fifth place with 30 points.
Napoli remain unbeaten after 15 games and were also 3-2 winners against Udinese to maintain their healthy 8-point lead at the top of the table.
Napoli are seeking to win their first Scudetto in 30 years and look on course after registering 11 straight wins in the Italian top flight.
After a run of only two home victories in seven matches against Napoli at the San Siro, Inter have won each of their last four home league games against the Neapolitans.
Inter Milan have won the most home games against Napoli in the Serie A, scoring an impressive 143 goals in their 50 such victories.
Inter’s concern is getting a grip on a top-four place, as they aim for a return to the Champions League – a competition from which they eliminated Barcelona and will meet Porto in the last 16 next month.
Will Napoli finally lose their first game of the season or will their impressive winning run continue?
Click here to make your predictions for the mouthwatering clash.
What time does Inter vs Napoli start?
The game kicks off at 10:45pm Kenyan time at the San Siro.
Inter vs Napoli team news
Samir Handanovic will not feature as Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana is set to start in goal for the home team.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to feature from the start in place of Marcelo Brozovic, who suffered a calf strain that will keep him out of the game.
Romelu Lukaku is on a mission for redemption and is in line to start up front, supported by Edin Dzeko as Lautaro Martinez takes time to settle after his World Cup victory.
Amir Rrahmani is also available again and battles it out with ex-Inter man Juan Jesus to partner Kim Min-jae at the heart of the visitors’ defence.
Up front, Serie A top scorer Victor Osimhen will lead the attacking line in a bid to help guide his side to yet another victory.
Inter vs Napoli head to head
Inter Milan have a good record against Napoli and have won 68 out of the 152 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Napoli’s 46 victories.
Inter vs Napoli current form
The hosts are unbeaten in their last five games – winning four and sharing the spoils in another while Napoli have lost back to back games during the break, winning the three games prior.
Inter vs Napoli prediction
This is arguably the most anticipated match of the week and both teams are expected to score. It is unlikely that Napoli will suffer their first defeat of the season, with a draw being the most likely outcome.