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

Milan are focused on collecting as many points as possible but will need a lot of strength to overcome the league leaders.

AC Milan v Salernitana - Serie A Photo by Francesco Scaccianoce/Getty Images

AC Milan travel to Naples to take on the league leaders. The Rossoneri are struggling for points and need to ensure they do not lose pace with the top four spots.


Napoli 1-3 Milan

Milan 0-1 Napoli

Milan 0-1 Napoli

Napoli 0-1 Milan

Milan 1-2 Napoli

Form Guide (all competitions)

Napoli: W, L, W, W, W

Milan: W, L, D, D, L

Players to Watch

Simon Kjaer

The defender will get his first minutes in the league in over five rounds. Kjaer played the full 90 minutes in 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League. Kjaer has kept clean sheets in his previous two for Milan and is holding up well as he captained Denmark in both games over the international break. Kjaer has a big job to keep the pace with the quick Napoli attackers.

Giovanni Simeone

The striker has been the super sub for Luciano Spalletti as he has 8 goals in all competitions thus far. One of those goals happened to be the winner against AC Milan at the San Siro and the first major blow to the former champions and began the path to the dominance of Napoli. Simeone got the winner by leaping up and getting a solid header which continues to be an issue for us. Kjaer will get to start in a twist as Thiaw will be set to be on the bench.

Brahim Diaz

Diaz has struggled to make an impact in recent weeks but stood out in the Tottenham game where he showed sheer determination to get the winning goal. Milan are in need for some points as the side is slipping in the top four race. Diaz will be up against Lobotka and Anguissa who will be eager to get physical and push him off the ball to stop our build up. Diaz has shown that he is above De Ketelaere in the pecking order but now needs to deliver from that position.

Prediction: Napoli 1-2 Milan