Napoli has become Serie A advert, and Inter Milan is backed by Chinese ownership
Juventus is running the Serie A show from last six seasons. The 33 time Serie A winner doesn’t leave much room for others to become Scudetto winner, but a margin of error from the champions may help others to breath. Serie A 2017/18 season has witnessed early setbacks for Turin giant, it allows the unbeaten teams like Napoli and Inter Milan to dream big.
It’s too early to foresee a change in Scudetto winner, but keeping in mind Napoli vs Inter Milan game, you can pick your bet. Napoli is at top of Serie A chart with 24 points from 8 matches, whereas Inter Milan sits at second with 22 points from their 8 matches.
Partenopei have done well enough in last three seasons to prove themselves as potential Serie A winner for this season. There is hype all around, i.e. Napoli can take the helm of Italian Primera League. Inter Milan’s Coach Luciano Spalleti even believes Partenopei has become an advert for Serie A.
Football Italia reports Spalleti comment before the Napoli vs Internazionale tie, “Napoli have been playing their level of football for three years now and become an advert of our football. Still, we can’t forget the other teams. It would be a mistake to underestimate them.”
However, Inter Milan project is shaping up as well. After finishing out of top four last season, backed by their Chinese ownership both Milan clubs have infused money to strengthen their team. Particularly, Inter is already showing results and they are still unbeaten this season sitting at top. Nerazzurri overcome their first hurdle beating AC Milan 3-2 in Derby della Madonnina last week and they are up for Partenopei challenge this week.
It is always great to play good sides in back to back matches. It boosts your confidence and morale of the team. Inter Milan and Napoli played AC Milan and Roma respectively on matchday 8. Both of them emerged victorious against one of the title contenders and it’s good for them coming into the match.
A Napoli victory will extend their lead at top to five points, whereas Inter Milan victory will take them at top of the table. It’s best time for both of them to capitalize and strengthen their position at top.
Juventus can gain momentum any time and five points gap with thirty remaining matches don’t make much difference. It’s only Napoli or Inter Milan, who can make the difference with their points won, and points aggregated early in the season helps a lot when the going gets tough.
Napoli or Inter Milan – take your bet. Serie A foresees a new champion. However, Juve is still fan favourite, Roma is not much away, Lazio is doing great and AC Milan won’t be giving up very soon. It’s going to be like Premier League, six teams are battling for Scudetto and none can be taken lightly.