Napoli vs AC Milan on Matchday 28 of the 2022/23 Serie A campaign is not just a clash between reigning champions and champions-elect at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday night, but a taste of what to expect when the two sides meet again in the Champions League quarter-finals 10 days later.
With the Partenopei 19 points clear of Lazio at the top of the domestic standings, even a shock Rossoneri victory in Naples is unlikely to alter the destination of the Scudetto this term. However, should the Milanese giants leave with an important three points for their top-four challenge, it would give them a welcome boost before their continental encounter.
Napoli vs AC Milan: Predicted line-ups
Attacker Giacomo Raspadori remains absent with a thigh injury, otherwise Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti has a full squad to pick from. However, with two significant European fixtures on the horizon and a huge lead in Serie A, the 64-year-old tactician could shuffle his pack to keep counterpart Stefano Pioli on his toes.
Milan have had the international break to get over the disappointing loss to Udinese on Matchday 27 and will also welcome Olivier Giroud’s return from suspension, such was the bluntness of their attack at the Stadio Friuli. French international teammate Pierre Kalulu is out through injury, though, so the Rossoneri may revert to a back four.
Napoli predicted XI vs AC Milan (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Mario Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.
AC Milan predicted XI vs Napoli (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez; Bennacer, Tonali; Diaz, Krunic, Leao; Giroud.
Napoli vs AC Milan: When does the Serie A fixture start?
The Serie A Matchday 28 fixture of Napoli vs AC Milan kicks off at 20:45 CEST – local time in Italy – making it a 19:45 BST kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, kick-off of Napoli vs AC Milan is 14:45 EDT or 11:45 PDT.
Napoli vs AC Milan: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
In the United States, every Serie A game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+, including Napoli vs AC Milan and the other standout fixtures of Serie A Matchday 28.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch Napoli vs AC Milan on BT Sport 1.