Napoli can enjoy Milan trip

The Serie A action continues with tow old rivals facing off on Saturday as Napoli head to AC Milan.

Milan hoping new boy can shine

Having won 2-0 at Genoa on their last Serie A outing, AC Milan will now hope a former Rossoblu star can drive them forward, starting at home to Napoli on Saturday evening.

Rossoneri loan striker Gonzalo Higuain has departed for Chelsea to be replaced by Krzysztof Piatek, who was nothing short of a sensation in his few months with Genoa.

The 23-year-old Poland international frontman netted 19 goals in 21 appearances following a summer move from KS Cracovia, earning himself a big-money switch to the San Siro.

Piatek has much to prove

Piatek has certainly been one of the stars of Italian football so far this season, but he now has the added pressure of joining one of the giants of the game.

Add into that the suspicion that against better defences he has struggled to make a mark, shown by a run of five games without a goal earlier on in the campaign – with four of those blanks coming against Juventus, Milan, Inter and Napoli.

And in the goalscorers market it is another Pole who could be the man to watch, in-form Napoli ace Arkadiusz Milik, who has netted seven goals in his last six league appearances.

He is just 2.40 to score at any time, but bear in mind that he has netted late on in three of those last six outings, meaning 5.50 to score the last goal of the game could be worthy of consideration.

Napoli themselves are 1.71 to grab the final goal of the game, with a goal to be scored between 76 minutes and full-time a seemingly useful 2.10.

Home advantage not so great

Milan would usually expect to gain a decent advantage from playing in their own San Siro stadium, but the men from Naples have enjoyed success on their most recent trips to take on the Rossoneri.

The last three times Napoli have visited AC, they have picked up two wins and a draw, with this fixture last season somehow ending up a goalless.

Six of the last eight meetings between the two sides have produced at least three goals, so over 2.5 total goals in the game at 1.95 might tempt you in.

And, with Napoli’s recent success also in mind, another decent option could be the visitors at 3.45 to win by one goal.

Napoli not so secure at the back

Having won three consecutive Serie A games without conceding a goal in the run-up to Christmas, Napoli have conceded in each of their last three league games since.

That leads to the conclusion that goals should definitely be on the cards on Saturday evening and 1.74 for both teams to score would appear to hold some merit.

Finally, this is a meeting of second and fourth in the current Serie A standings, but Napoli are 13 points better off than Milan and that advantage could be borne out.