The biggest game of the first Serie A matchday after the break for the 2022 Qatar World Cup sees Inter welcome Napoli to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Matchday 16 features a full set of fixtures on January 4.
It will be fascinating to see how each team has prepared for this fixture during the break that started way back in mid-November. Inter have got a lot of work to do if they are to get back into the title race and a win here would be crucial.
As for Napoli, they just need to pick up where they left off. The Azzurri are eight points ahead of AC Milan at the top of the Serie A table and if they beat Inter, they will be 14 points ahead of the Nerazzurri.
Inter v Napoli: Predicted line-ups
Inter should be able to draw from a full squad for this huge match because the World Cup stars have come back and will have had a few training sessions to prepare for the game. That means long-term absentee Romelu Lukaku should start, but Marcelo Brozovic has a fresh injury and will not be involved.
The same can be said for Napoli on the most part, whose squad was not particularly disrupted by the World Cup compared to other top sides. They could be without Amir Rrahmani and Matteo Politano will be out.
Inter predicted XI v Napoli (3-5-2): Onana; Bastoni, Acerbi, Skriniar; Dimarco, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Barella, Dumfries; Lukaku, Dzeko.
Napoli predicted XI v Inter (4-3-3): Meret; Olivera, Jesus, Min-jae, Lorenzo; Zielinski, Lobotka, Ndombele; Kvaratskhelia, Osimhen, Politano.
Inter v Napoli: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 16 fixture of Inter v Napoli is set for 20:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Wednesday, January 4.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 19:45 GMT. That is 15:45 ET / 12:45 PT in the United States.
Inter v Napoli: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
Inter v Napoli in Serie A will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Wednesday, January 4.
For fans in the United States, Inter v Napoli will be on Paramount+ along with other key fixtures in Serie A Matchday 16.