NAP vs MIL Dream11: Napoli meets AC Milan in what will be a very crucial game in shaping the dynamics of the Serie A table. AC Milan sit on top of the table with just a point’s lead over Juventus while Napoli sit in 4th place, three points behind the Rossoneri. Napoli has won 4 of their last 5 games but couldn’t make it 5 out of 5 because of a disappointing 2-0 home loss Sassuolo. AC Milan is unbeaten in the Serie A with 5 wins and 2 draws from 7 games. A last minute Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalizer saved Milan from a loss against Hellas Verona and will look to get back to winning ways.
NAP vs MIL Napoli vs AC Milan, Serie A fixture
23 November, 1:15 am (IST)
Stadio San Paolo, Naples
NAP – WWLWW
MIL – DWWLD
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The two sides have drawn 3 of their last 5 games with AC Milan winning one and Napoli winning one, of the remaining games.
Last meeting: Napoli 2-2 AC Milan (Serie A, 12th July 2020)
Live Football Streaming: Sony Sports Network, SonyLiv
A) Napoli Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Gennaro Gattuso has some concerns with Elseid Hysaj and Amir Rrahmani both testing positive for Covid-19. Victor Osimhen has dislocated his shoulder and will not be available for this fixture.
Doubtful: Napoli don’t have any doubtful players except for David Ospina who will be eyeing for a start but there is no guarantee.
Expected changes: Dries Mertens is likely to replace Victor Osimhen upfront for the NAP vs MIL Dream11 Prediction. Mario Rui should play at left-back over Hysaj, along with Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kostas Manolas and Kalidou Koulibaly in defence. Tiemoue Bakayoko will anchor the midfield with Fabian and Eljif Elmas and Hirving Lozano occupying the right flank. Lorenzo Insigne is likely to move the left flank and Dries Mertens will lead the line.
NAP Playing 11 (probable):
Alex Meret (GK)
Giovanni Di Lorenzo
B) AC Milan Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Raphael Leao will be unavailable through an injury which will come as a blow to AC Milan as he was in form.
Doubtful: Defender, Matteo Musacchio, is doubtful and is unlikely to start for Milan. He may make an appearance on the bench.
Expected changes: AC Milan should start more or less the same lineup, with Ante Rebic coming in place of the injured Leao. Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Alessio Romagnoli, and Theo Hernandez are likely to start in defence with Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer forming a double pivot in midfield. Upfront, the evergreen Zlatan Ibrahimovic will lead the line ahead of Alexis Saelemaekers, Hakan Calhanoglu and Ante Rebic.
MIL Playing 11 (probable):
Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK)
Despite Milan’s excellent form this season, bookies are favouring a Napoli win with Coral and Betway offering odds of 2.25 and 2.15 respectively on a Napoli win and 3.10 and 3.40 respectively on an AC Milan win. The last two meetings between the sides ended in a stalemate and that is a likely outcome for this game as well. The NAP vs MIL Today Match Prediction will be an interesting one as both teams will be up for the game. They also have great goal-scoring records with Milan scoring 16 and Napoli scoring 15 so far and both having conceded 7 goals. ()
Captain Options –
Dries Mertens – Dries Mertens has done well this season with 2 goals and 4 assists in 8 starts this season. He has also provided 17 key passes and 20 chances created in the Serie A this season with a pass accuracy of 81%. He also put in a man of the match performance against Rijeka in the Europa League.
Lorenzo Insigne – Insigne has only managed 4 starts this season but has scored twice in that time. He has also created 10 goal-scoring chances and with a pass accuracy of 85% while succeeding all his tackles. Starting on the left flank, Insigne will look to rekindle his partnership with Dries Mertens once more.
Hirving Lozano – The Mexican has been very good this season and has already matched his goals tally in the Serie A from last season with 4 goals and an assist in starts. He has also created 9 goal-scoring opportunities and a passing accuracy of 84%.
AC Milan –
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been excellent for AC Milan this season with 8 goals and 1 assist in just 5 starts in Serie A. He has scored a lot of crucial goals and often decided the game all by himself like the win against Udinese, Hellas Verona and Roma.
Ante Rebic – AC Milan will be boosted by the return of Ante Rebic who has only started 2 games this season but he will look to emulate last season’s form where he scored 11 goals and provided 3 assists in the Serie A last season. He created 67 goal scoring opportunities in the 2019/20 season and will look to link up with Ibrahimovic upon his return.
Hakan Calhanoglu – Playing behind Ibrahimovic, Hakan Calhanoglu has been very influential for Milan in terms of creativity. He has provided 28 key passes and created 29 chances across all competitions so far with a pass accuracy of 85%. He has also put in an impressive 21 accurate crosses which Zlatan would love to get on the end of.
Differential Picks –
Fabian – Playing in the heart of midfield, Fabian has 4 assists this season, with 3 of them coming in the Europa League. The Spanish international has 9 key passes and has created 10 chances this season. He also has a 92% pass accuracy and has succeeded 83% of the tackles attempted.
Alexis Saelemaekers – Saelemaekers has become a regular first-team player this season and has started 6 out of 7 games this season on the right-wing. The youngster has provided 10 key passes and created 11 chances and has put in 6 accurate crosses with an accuracy of 40%. He also has a pass accuracy of 80% in Serie A.
Number of teams : 6