MX23RW : Friday, September 21 14:16:39
Feb 8, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio San Paolo
Napoli
3-1
AC Milan
Inler (11'), Higuain (55', 82')
Inler (39'), Frello (68'), Callejon (88')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Taarabt (7')
Abbiati (23'), Taarabt (55')

Preview: Napoli vs. AC Milan

Sports Mole previews Napoli's clash with AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on Saturday.

Rafael Benitez's Napoli host AC Milan on Saturday in Serie A looking to improve on their run of form that has seen them lose their last two in all competitions.

The hosts are currently third in the league table and have a strong record at Stadio San Paolo with just one defeat in front of their own fans all season.

Their defeat to Atalanta BC was their first in the league since the end of November, but despite that run they have won only twice in their last six Serie A games.

Clarence Seedorf has overseen something of a resurgence since taking over as Milan coach, with his side having taken seven points from the last nine available.

Despite this mini-run, Milan remain in 10th in the league table and will need to put together many more wins if they are to haul themselves into the European qualification spots.

Aside from Valon Behrami, Giandomenico Mesto and Camilo Zuniga, Benitez has a strong squad to pick from and could name a similar XI to the one that played Roma on Wednesday night.

For Milan, Mario Balotelli returns from his suspension and could go straight into the starting XI, while there are a few niggling injury concerns including Stephan El Shaarawy.

Recent form

Napoli: DWWDDL

Milan: LWLWWD

Possible starting lineups

Napoli: Reina; Maggio, Reveillere, Albiol, Fernandez; Inler, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Hinguain, Insigne

Milan: Abbiati; De Sciglio, Bonera, Rami, Emanuelson; Montolivo, Honda, Muntari, Kaka, Robinho; Balotelli

Sports Mole says: 2-1

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus440094512
2SPALSPAL43014139
3Napoli43016609
4Sampdoria42119277
5Fiorentina42118357
6SassuoloSassuolo42119727
7Genoa32016606
8Lazio420234-16
9Roma41217705
10Udinese41214405
11Torino41214405
12CagliariCagliari412145-15
13Parma411245-14
14Atalanta BCAtalanta41127614
15AC Milan31115504
16Empoli41123304
17Inter Milan41125414
18Bologna401305-51
19FrosinoneFrosinone4013010-101
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo4022511-6-1

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