Serie A table-toppers AC Milan tackle Napoli on Sunday evening (kick-off 20:45) aiming for his or her first victory in 11 video games over Gennaro Gattuso’s males.
Napoli (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Bakayoko, Zielinski; Lozano, Mertens, Insigne.
Unavailable: Osimhen, Ospina, Hysaj.
Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Bennacer, Kessie; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic.
Unavailable: Saelemaekers, Musacchio, Leao.
– Napoli are unbeaten of their final 11 encounters towards AC Milan in Serie A (W6 D5): the final aspect to remain unbeaten vs the Rossoneri within the prime flight for 12+ video games was additionally Napoli between 1974 and 1979.
– AC Milan have gained simply one in all their 14 Serie A video games away from residence towards Napoli within the twenty first century (D6 L7), in October 2010 with objectives scored by Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovi? for the Rossoneri and Ezequiel Lavezzi for Napoli.
– Napoli have misplaced their final two residence video games in all competitions, towards AZ and Sassuolo, and will lose three in a row at residence for the primary time since December 2012 beneath Walter Mazzarri.
– AC Milan are unbeaten of their final 14 video games away from residence in all competitions (W9 D5): the final time the Rossoneri loved a longest run was in February 2004 beneath Carlo Ancelotti (15 matches).
– AC Milan have scored extra objectives than some other aspect in Serie A this season from contained in the field (16), however Napoli have conceded the fewest from inside within the competitors (4 objectives).
– Napoli (19) and AC Milan (17.1) are the 2 sides with essentially the most pictures tried on common per recreation in Serie A this season – Napoli have posted the best common within the prime 5 European leagues in 2020/21, while the Rossoneri are fourth behind Lyon (18) and Leipzig (17.7).
– Solely Spezia (seven objectives) have conceded greater than AC Milan from set-pieces (six objectives) in Serie A this season; total, AC Milan have conceded 17 objectives from useless ball conditions in 38 Serie A video games beneath Stefano Pioli, as many as they’d in 62 matches beneath Gattuso.
– Gattuso made 4 appearances as a participant in Serie A towards sides coached by Stefano Pioli and all the time gained, together with the primary recreation misplaced by the present AC Milan boss within the competitors again in September 2006 (2-0 for AC Milan with objectives scored by Clarence Seedorf and Kaká).
o If he scores towards AC Milan, Lorenzo Insigne will overtake Diego Maradona (at the moment each six objectives) equaling Vinicio and Antonio Vojak (each seven objectives) and changing into one of many prime three Napoli gamers with essentially the most objectives towards the Rossoneri in Serie A.
o Ibrahimovic has scored in every of his first 5 Serie A video games this season: within the three factors per win period, solely three gamers have managed to seek out the online of their first six appearances in a single marketing campaign (Gabriel Batistuta in 1994/95, Christian Vieri in 2002/03 and Krzysztof Piatek in 2018/19).