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Match Preview: AC Milan vs Napoli H2H, Form, Players To Watch and Prediction

Milan are looking to pick up six points from Napoli this season to go on to close up the top four spots.

Hakan Calhanoglu of AC Milan in action during the Serie A... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

AC Milan take on Napoli at home as Stefano Pioli’s men look to cement their position in one of the Champions League spots. Milan will have Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez back thus transforming the attack we’ve seen in the previous two games. Look forward to Kessie and Tonali from the start bossing the midfield whilst Gennaro Gattuso looks to continue his good run.

Form

Milan: D, W, D, W, D

Napoli: L, W, W, D, W

H2H

Napoli 1 - 3 Milan

Napoli 2 - 2 Milan

Milan 1 - 1 Napoli

Milan 2 - 0 Napoli (Coppa)

Milan 0 - 0 Napoli

Players to Watch

Matteo Politano

Politano is always a nuisance against Milan and will look to disturb Hernandez down that wing. His curling shot has been a major threat against Donnarumma in recent meetings and his ability to bring Mertens and Insigne into space will be a problem for us. That pace and tendency to force errors will need to be suppressed.

Theo Hernandez

Theo’s return is a blessing and a curse. It’s a big boost for the attack if he gets going and can provide a similar assist to the first fixture in Naples. The curse is on the defensive end as someone like Politano will cause a lot of trouble for him down that wing. Hernandez’s game will be a deciding factor for the outcome of this one.

Hakan Calhanoglu

Hakan is returning after a bit of a spell out and is the player to watch against Napoli. He was pivotal in the win earlier this season by managing the tempo of the game and giving Milan opportunities to break through the defence. He will be the one to make a difference after a poor spell to show that he is back.

Prediction: Milan 2 - 1 Napoli