NAPOLI are looking to get one step closer to their first Scudetto in 32 years when they take on AC Milan tonight.
And with both teams currently tied at the top, it’s going to be a fascinating spectacle.
Luciano Spalletti’s side go into this game after beating Lazio 2-1 and should be the fresher of the two sides after a week’s absence.
AC Milan were held to a 0-0 draw by bitter rivals Inter in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-finals in the middle of the week.
To make matters worse, the 18-time Serie A winners have been without a win in their last two league games, so the fan base will be pressuring them.
When will Napoli and AC Milan kick off?
- Napoli meet leaders AC Milan on Sunday 6 March.
- The match starts at 19:45 UK time – 20:45 local time.
- It takes place at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples.
- The sides last met in December when Napoli won 1-0 at the San Siro.
What TV channel is Napoli vs AC Milan on and can I stream it live?
- Napoli vs AC Milan will be streamed live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD.
- There will be no advance coverage of the game.
- Subscribers can also stream the game live via the BT Sport website or app.
Kevin Malcuit is Napoli’s only long-term absentee with a calf injury sustained by the right-back towards the end of February.
But Andre-Zambo Anguissa is expected to return to training this week.
And Hirving Lozano is close to making a comeback, but the right winger will have to wait a little longer.
Stefano Pioli is not yet sure when Zlatan Ibrahomvic will be available with an Achilles tendon problem.
Alessio Romagnoli suffered a muscle injury in the last game against Inter and Simon Kjaer is out for the season with a cruciate ligament rupture.
Napoli wins 11/10
AC Milan wins 13/5
*Odds provided by Betfair are correct at the time of publication.
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No Axel Tuanzebe for the home side as the Manchester United loanee is injured. Malcuit is also out.
Anguissa, Demme, Elmas, Ghoulam, Jesus, Lozano, Marfella, Meret, Mertens, Ounas, Petagna, Zanoli.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench
AC Milan have sent the Swedish legend to the dugout for this big game.
Will he get playing time off the bench?
Here are their subs…
Ballo-Toure, Castillejo, Diaz, Florenzi, Gabbia, Ibrahimovic, Krunic, Maldini, Mirante, Rebic, Saelemaekers, Tatarusnau
AC Milan team news
And the guests have also announced their starting XI.
16 Maignan, 2 Calabria, 23 Tomori, 20 Kalulu, 19 Tonali, 4 Bennacer, 30 Messiah, 79 Kessie, 17 Leao, 9 Giroud.
Napoli starting line-up
This is how Luciano Spalletti’s team line up at the Maradona tonight.
25 Ospina, 22 Di Lorenzo, 13 Rrahmani, 26 Koulibaly, 6 Mario Rui, 8 Fabian, 68 Lobotka, 21 Politano, 20 Zielinski, 24 Insigne, 9 Osimhen.
AC Milan is in town
Ismael Bennacer and his teammates take a close look around the Maradona.
They know this season is a big chance to become Italy’s top dog again.
Serie A table before today’s game
Inter are just one point clear of these two sides.
So any of them can overtake them with a win in Naples.
Draw halts Milan’s title win
AC Milan were leaders until just a few weeks ago, but two draws against sides they were likely to beat – bottom-placed Salernitana and Udinese at home – have seen Inter and Napoli climb above them.
Pioli feared the task his team would face on Sunday at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium against a coach – Luciano Spalletti – whom he has never beaten as a coach in all competitions.
Pioli added: “The win against Spalletti has to come sooner or later. Let’s hope he comes sooner rather than later.
“We’ve come a long way as a team and now there are 11 games left. We have to be satisfied, but from now on all games will be so crucial and they have to be approached with a lot of focus and conviction.
“Napoli are in great form, they have great quality but so do we. We have to play with great strength on Sunday.”
Ibrahimovich return for Milan?
AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli said that veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could make his long-awaited return from injury in his side’s top-flight game against Napoli.
Two of the top three in Serie A meet in Napoli, where the winner will climb back to the top of the table, ahead of champions Inter Milan.
Milan could get a welcome boost and call on Ibrahimovic for the first time since late January as he recovers from an Achilles injury.
The 40-year-old is still joint top scorer in Serie A with eight goals.
Pioli said: “Ibra is doing better. He trained with us yesterday and today and will probably be there tomorrow.”
Good evening Serie A fans
Welcome to SunSport’s blog about Napoli’s potential top-flight Serie A game against AC Milan.
It’s the closest Scudetto race in years and together with Inter these two sides have a great chance to reassert themselves at the top of Italy’s top flight.
Inter are ahead of these two on 58 points, with Napoli and AC Milan on 57 points.
And after being knocked out of the Europa League by Barcelona, Napoli need to dust themselves off and pick themselves up for this domestic clash.
A 2-1 win at Lazio last weekend set the stage for this thrilling encounter, while the Rossoneri have drawn three times in all competitions.
Anyway, buckle up and get ready for a thrilling duel as this season’s title race comes to a close.
Inter fans, of course, hope these two cancel each other out, and Juventus fans hope their underdog chances of making a dent in this season’s race are still alive.
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