Napoli v Milan tips – go for goals in Serie A clash

Milan had a very satisfactory opening to the 2020/21 Serie A football season, with the Rossoneri having won five and drawn two of their seven matches to announce that they need to be taken seriously as Scudetto contenders this season.

The team finished sixth in last season’s standings, although Stefano Pioli’s side are looking strong this time around and the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has clearly boosted a squad who are looking to return the club to former glories considering the last time they were crowned Italian champions was 2011.

Nevertheless, they can expect a stern examination of their Serie A title credentials after the international break when they travel to the Stadio San Paolo to clash with a Napoli team who are also in the title mix at this early stage and that’s despite having a point deduction for failing to field a team against Juventus.

Napoli Strong Favourites to Inflict First Defeat on Milan

Napoli are trading at 13/10 to win this high-profile Serie A clash and Gennaro Gattuso’s team have won five of their six games, with that “defeat” against Juventus seeing the visitors refusing to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic and they continue to appeal the arbitrary outcome.

A Victor Osimhen goal was enough to secure a win at Bologna before the international break and the Nigerian is flanked by plenty of other attacking players including Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Hirving Lozano, with Milan potentially having their work cut out to stop them.

There have been some excellent attacking displays this term, most notably when thrashing Genoa 6-0 before a 4-1 triumph over Atalanta, although the team will be wary of their high-flying opponents in this clash.

Milan Could Be a Big Price at 11/5 For Victory

Seventeen points is surely a higher target than was previously set by Pioli before the season began, with Milan available at 11/5 to win this clash and it looks a decent price about an unbeaten Serie A side who can really make a stride towards a Scudetto challenge by winning this clash.

It’s hard to imagine the Rossoneri playing for a point in this game, with Milan winning their first four matches of the season including a 2-1 derby win over Internazionale, while that was followed by a 3-3 draw against Roma where the team were pegged back on three successive occasions.

Form was a little iffy going into the international break after Lille left Italy with a 3-0 victory after triumphing at the San Siro Stadium, while a 2-2 draw against Verona saw Milan recover from going two goals down to claim a valuable point.

Zlatan is incredibly 39-years-old and still operating at a brilliant level, with the Swede having now scored nine goals for the season and it’s amazing that the decorated star is performing at such a high level.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

We can’t get away from the fact that this could be a high-scoring Serie A match and there are a number of betting options available should you have a similar view.

The first port of call could be to look at betting on Over 2.5 Goals and there is a quote of 8/11 available that at least three goals will be scored in a game which might see lots of attacking football from both teams.

We think that Napoli could be capable of inflicting the first defeat on their opponents in this clash and a win for the Naples side along with both teams scoring can be backed at 3/1, with Zlatan that dangerous operator who can score for the visitors even if it’s a consolation strike.


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