After a 2-2 tie against Juventus, Napoli came back with four straight Serie A victories over Sampdoria, Bologna, Salernitana, and Venezia. As a result, they are now in second place with 52 points from 24 games, having won 16, drawn four, and lost four. In the standings, they are only a point behind Inter and on par with Milan. So far this season, they’ve won eight, drawn one, and lost three of their 12 home games, giving them the league’s best home record. They have 45 goals to their credit and only 16 goals conceded. Dries Mertens is the leading goal scorer for Napoli as the Belgian has netted seven goals, with Victor Osimhen chipping with six goals. They have two injured players including Piotr Zielinski and Hirving Lozano.
Inter’s eight-game unbeaten run came to an end in the Milan derby, as Olivier Giroud’s late goals gave them a 1-2 loss. Despite this, they are currently in first place with 53 points after 23 games, with 16 victories, five ties, and two losses. They have a one-point lead over Napoli and Milan, who are in second and third place, respectively. On the road, they have seven victories, three draws, and one loss. They have the most goals this season, with 54 goals scored and 19 goals conceded. Lautaro Martinez is Inter’s top scorer with 11 goals in the tournament, while Edin Dzeko has nine. Alessandro Bastoni is out with an ankle injury and suspension, while Joaquin Correa is suffering from a hamstring injury.