Inter Milan Challenges Napoli for Serie A LeadPublished October 21, 2017 by Florin P
Inter Milan takes on leading Napoli in the derby of Serie A’s Round 9 (7:45 p.m UK Time).
Inter Milan has one of the best season starts in recent history and proudly sit on the podium. They took advantage of Juventus’ defeat at home against Lazio and try to stay within striking distance of Napoli. In order to achieve that, they need to do more than play defensively on the road when the two teams go head to head. Unibet heavily favors the hosts at odds of 3/5 to win this Serie A derby.
Weak Opponents for Inter Milan
A quick glance at the Serie A standings will highlight the fact that several teams are tied for the third place. Competition is intense at the top of the Italian first division and every point picked up on the road means a great deal. Inter Milan has been fairly successful at winning games without their support of their fans, but that’s largely because they took on weaker opponents.
The visitors will have a difficult schedule ahead and this is just one of the many testing games scheduled in the remaining months of 2017. So far, the backline didn’t have to counter too many offensive minded teams. Napoli is entirely different and the way they play at home is impressive on many levels. Inter Milan defenders will need to play their A-game if the team is to leave southern Italy with points.
Fading Odds on Napoli
Unibet Sportsbook still offers odds of 3/5 on Napoli to win the match, but it’s unlikely that the value will be preserved until the game starts. Punters are justly impressed by the way the home side is recently playing and they are likely to back them at full stakes. It also helps that the hosts don’t have any players suspended or injured, so they can field a competitive starting formation.
888 Sport prices the home side at 7/12 and offers similar odds on more than 2.5 goals to be scored. Both are likely outcomes, therefore tempting bets, since Napoli doesn’t settle for narrow margin victories even against top Italian teams.