What to Expect from the Napoli vs. AC Milan Derby

Napoli take on AC Milan tomorrow in one of Serie A’s biggest derbies. Will this be one of the matches that will directly determine the team that’ll capture the Scudetto this season?

Milan’s recent defeat to Juventus marked their second loss in nine league matches this season, with seven wins. They currently trail their city rivals Inter in the standings.

Napoli faces a challenge upfront as Victor Osimhen is sidelined with a hamstring injury. Giacomo Raspadori is expected to lead the attack. Piotr Zielinski, Napoli’s key midfielder, has a strong record against Milan, with four league goals.

In terms of Milan’s attacking options, they have received a boost with Noah Okafor’s return to full training. However, there are doubts about Luka Jovic’s fitness for the upcoming match. Several other players, including Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Samu Chukwueze, Ismael Bennacer, Marco Sportiello, and suspended center-back Malick Thiaw, will not be available for the game.

Milan’s Mike Maignan and Theo Hernandez are set to return from their Serie A suspensions, adding strength to the team’s defense.

Possible lineups

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Natan, Rui; Cajuste, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia

AC Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kalulu, Hernandez; Musah, Adli, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao

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