Milan look to maintain pressure on Inter with Napoli win - get Serie A 2021-22 fantasy tips
Milan (MIL) host Napoli (NAP) in the final game of Matchweek 18 of the 2021-22 Serie A season at San Siro on Monday, December 20. The game will kick off at 1:15 AM IST.
MIL vs NAP Dream11 Prediction
Stefano Pioli’s Milan are just one point behind current holders and city rivals Inter in the Serie A 2021-22 points table. The Rossoneri have won two of their last three matches, making them the favourites to come out with all three points on Monday.
Meanwhile, Napoli’s form in Serie A has dipped in recent weeks. After a strong start to the 2021-22 season, they have recorded only one win from their last six league games. Compounded with injuries to several key players, the Gli Azzurri are under pressure to pick up a win on the road.
As far as the Milan vs Napoli head-to-head record is concerned, the Rossoneri have the advantage, having won 55 of the 146 meetings in the Serie A, whereas Napoli have 43 wins to their name.
MIL vs NAP Dream11 team tips for Serie A 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not showing any signs of slowing down, having netted seven times in 10 games for Milan. The 40-year-old will look to frustrate a depleted Napoli side that has kept just a solitary clean sheet in the last five league outings.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Piotr Zielinski is Napoli’s best hope to seal a win at San Siro. The Polish attacking midfielder has contributed with five goals and four assists in the league and will shoulder the responsibility of creating a menace in the midfield engine room in the absence of Fabian Ruiz.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Napoli have conceded the least goals in Serie A this term, and the responsibility of stopping a free-flowing Milan attack will fall on the shoulders of Amir Rrahmani. The centre-back has contributed with two goals this season and could be an asset for fantasy players with regards to a goalscoring defender.
When it comes to goalkeepers, David Ospina is the first-choice pick. The Napoli custodian has kept eight clean sheets in the league - the most so far this season - but given the visitors’ form of late, fantasy players can take a gamble on the Colombian to deny the Milan attackers on Monday.
MIL vs NAP probable playing XI
MIL playing XI (probable): Mike Maignan (goalkeeper), Alessandro Florenzi, Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli (captain), Theo Hernandez, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Frankie Kessie, Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao; Zlatan Ibrahimovic
NAP playing XI (probable): David Ospina (goal-keeper), Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Kevin Malcuit, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Piotr Zielinski, Matteo Politano, Dries Mertens (captain), Hirving Lozano, Victor Osimhen
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