Napoli vs Inter Milan last five H2Hs: More goals expected on Sunday night

Napoli will play Inter Milan on Sunday night with the reigning Serie A champions fully aware that a loss would see their title defence all but end before Christmas. The Napoli vs Inter Milan last five H2Hs tell us that these fixtures are usually close affairs with fine margins often being the difference between the sides. The match will take place at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona and will kick off at 19:45 UK time.

Napoli vs Inter Milan last five H2Hs
Goals are to be expected when Inter Milan face Napoli – Photo by Icon sport

Napoli vs Inter Milan H2H record

The Napoli vs Inter Milan rivalry is one of the fiercest in Italy with the ill-feeling between the two clubs stretching back nearly 100 years. They are the two of the biggest clubs in Serie A with two of the largest and most passionate fanbases so expect fireworks on Sunday – both figuratively and literally. In total, there have been 165 Napoli vs Inter Milan H2Hs.

  • Napoli Wins: 50
  • Draws: 43
  • Inter Milan Wins: 72

Inter Milan have the better of the Napoli vs Inter Milan overall H2H record with the Nerazzurri winning 22 more matches than Napoli. In recent years, Inter have extended their good record against Napoli despite the latter's improved performances in Serie A over the past decade.

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Nicolo Barella will be in the engine room for Inter on Sunday – Photo by Icon sport

Napoli vs Inter Milan last five H2Hs

Napoli 1-1 Inter Milan – 18th April 2021

In April 2021, Napoli were chasing a top-four spot in Serie A to qualify for the following season's Champions League while Inter Milan were on the verge of being crowned champions. An own goal from Inter Milan goalkeeper, Handanovic, gave Napoli the lead before Christian Eriksen levelled the scores in the second half. Napoli would eventually finish 5th in Serie A while Inter won the league by 12 points.

Inter Milan 3-2 Napoli – 21st November 2021

If anyone ever tells you that Italian football is boring then direct them to highlights of Inter Milan 3-2 Napoli from November 2021. Eight yellow cards were dished out and five goals were scored in an early season clash between two teams competing for the Scudetto. Zielinski gave Napoli the lead early on before Inter raced into a 3-1 lead. Napoli pulled one back near the end to set up a thrilling finale but Inter hung on for the three points.

Napoli 1-1 Inter Milan – 12th February 2022

The return fixture later on in the 21/22 season wasn't quite as exciting, however, it was a hardly a surprise given that both clubs were well in the title race by this point. Like in Milan, Napoli got an early goal but they were pegged back by Edin Dzeko just after half time. The point suited neither team and AC Milan ended up winning the Serie A title.

Inter Milan 1-0 Napoli – 4th January 2023

Inter Milan faced Napoli in January 2023 with the away side fully in control of the Serie A title race. Despite Napoli's dominance in the league at this stage, Inter managed to record a famous victory over their old rivals thanks to a bullet from Edin Dzeko. The victory put to bed any hopes of Napoli going the season undefeated but they did end up winning their third Serie A title in May.

Napoli 3-1 Inter Milan – 21st May 2023

The most recent Napoli vs Inter Milan H2H came in 2023 with Napoli already confirmed as champions. At this point, Luciano Spalletti's men were playing merely to see how many points they could win the league by while Inter Milan had more than one eye on their looming Champions League final with Manchester City. As a result, tactics almost went out of the window for this one and Napoli won an end-to-end match.

Most recent Napoli vs Inter Milan H2H
Napoli beat Inter Milan 3-1 last time out – Photo by Icon sport

Potential MVP – Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez has been an Inter Milan player since 2018 but he is currently playing better than ever at the top end of the pitch. The Argentinian is leading the Golden Boot race in Serie A with 13 goals in 13 games and his closest rivals is six goals back. Martinez is already on 16 goals in all competitions is well on pace for a 30+ goal season which is sure to bring interest from around Europe for his signature next summer.

For now, though, he is Inter Milan's diamond and he will be keen to fire them to victory over Napoli on Sunday. Martinez has scored four goals in 12 appearances against Napoli but hasn't scored in any of the Napoli vs Inter Milan last five H2Hs.

Lautaro Martínez
Will Lautaro Martínez be the difference maker on Sunday? – Photo by Icon Sport

Key trend

In four of the last five Inter Milan vs Napoli H2Hs, both teams have scored on four occasions. This is hardly a surprise given the attacking talent within both squads and we expect the trend to continue on Sunday night. We are going for Inter Milan 2-1 Napoli with Lautaro Martinez scoring at least once. For more tips, check out our dedicated Serie A predictions.

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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.