Napoli vs. AC Milan 7/12/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
AC Milan (14-7-10) at Napoli (15-6-10)
Serie A Soccer: Sunday July 12, 2020 at 3:45 PM (Stadio San Paolo)
The Line: Napoli +115 / Draw +250 / AC Milan +255 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Napoli and AC Milan meet in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday afternoon.
Napoli enters this match in 6th place on 51 points tied with AS Roma with a record of 15 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses following a 2-1 win over Genoa last time out. In the win over Genoa, Napoli had the opening goal overturned just seven minutes in after VAR discovered a handball in the leadup to the goal. Dries Mertens would give Napoli the lead in the first minute of first half stoppage time, but Genoa would tie the game at one in the 49th minute. Hirving Lozano would restore Napoli’s lead in the 66th and that’s all Napoli would need the rest of the way as Genoa didn’t have an answer. Arkadiusz Milik leads Napoli in scoring with 10 goals while Mertens has 8 goals with 4 assists. Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne each have a team-high 6 assists while Fabian Ruiz has 5 assists this season.
AC Milan on the other hand, come into this one in 7th place on 49 points with a record of 14 wins, 7 draws and 10 losses following a 4-2 win over Juventus in their last match. In the win over Juventus, the first half saw a pair of yellow cards but no scoring. Juventus took the lead in the 47th minute and doubled their lead six minutes later. Zlatan Ibrahimovic pulled a goal back in the 62nd minute from the penalty spot before Franck Kessie tied the game in the 66th and Rafael Leao gave AC Milan the lead just a minute after that. Ante Rebic added an insurance goal in the 80th minute, leaving Juventus scrambling for a goal that would never come. Rebic leads AC Milan in scoring with 10 goals while Ibrahimovic and Hakan Calhanoglu each have a team-high 3 assists. Gianluigi Donnarumma leads AC Milan in goal, conceding 1.15 goals per 90 minutes with 11 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.
I’ve had a hard time trying to split the two sides, as both have been in impressive form since the restart. With that said, while AC Milan’s last two wins have come against the top two teams in the league, their road form since the restart hasn’t been great with a draw against Spal and a win over Lecce. Napoli hasn’t been dominant at home, but they’re unbeaten in their last ten matches with AC Milan in the league and I think Napoli makes it 11 with a win here.