Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Napoli v. AC Milan Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Napoli v. AC Milan Preview

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Two sides that are currently battling for a spot in next year's UEFA Europa League will collide Sunday at Stadio San Paolo, and both Napoli and AC Milan enter this matchup as two of the most in-form teams in the Serie A. Both are coming off back-to-back wins and following four wins in their last five contests, they come certified as teams capable of doing damage regardless of which team they have upfront. Milan are clearly on the rise, though, going undefeated in their last five contests and proving they have enough talent to make a late charge for a Europa League position. The last five meetings between these sides have also delivered an even record – one win for each side and three draws – so picking a favorite could end up being a coin toss. One thing is certain, though: goals are on the agenda given how well both clubs have performed of late.

Recent Form

Napoli: W4, L1

AC Milan: W4, D1

Team News

Napoli

OUT: Kevin Malcuit (knee)

Doubtful: Fernando Llorente (undisclosed)

AC Milan

OUT: Mateo Musacchio (ankle)

Doubtful: Samu Castillejo (thigh), Leo Duarte (thigh)

Expected Lineups

Napoli: David Ospina; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Nikola Maksimovic, Mario Rui; Diego Demme, Fabian Ruiz, Piotr Zielinski; Jose Maria Callejon, Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens

AC Milan: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Andrea Conti, Alessio Romagnoli, Simon Kjaer, Theo Hernandez; Alexis Saelemaekers, Ismael Bennacer

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Two sides that are currently battling for a spot in next year's UEFA Europa League will collide Sunday at Stadio San Paolo, and both Napoli and AC Milan enter this matchup as two of the most in-form teams in the Serie A. Both are coming off back-to-back wins and following four wins in their last five contests, they come certified as teams capable of doing damage regardless of which team they have upfront. Milan are clearly on the rise, though, going undefeated in their last five contests and proving they have enough talent to make a late charge for a Europa League position. The last five meetings between these sides have also delivered an even record – one win for each side and three draws – so picking a favorite could end up being a coin toss. One thing is certain, though: goals are on the agenda given how well both clubs have performed of late.

Recent Form

Napoli: W4, L1

AC Milan: W4, D1

Team News

Napoli

OUT: Kevin Malcuit (knee)

Doubtful: Fernando Llorente (undisclosed)

AC Milan

OUT: Mateo Musacchio (ankle)

Doubtful: Samu Castillejo (thigh), Leo Duarte (thigh)

Expected Lineups

Napoli: David Ospina; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Nikola Maksimovic, Mario Rui; Diego Demme, Fabian Ruiz, Piotr Zielinski; Jose Maria Callejon, Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens

AC Milan: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Andrea Conti, Alessio Romagnoli, Simon Kjaer, Theo Hernandez; Alexis Saelemaekers, Ismael Bennacer, Franck Kessie; Hakan Calhanoglu, Ante Rebic; Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Top Picks

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan: Ibrahimovic scored a goal and set up another against Juventus, and that bodes well for his chances of keeping himself as a reliable fantasy contributor for Sunday's tilt against Napoli. The Swedish forward has two goals and two assists in his last two league matches.

Dries Mertens, Napoli: Mertens recently signed a new deal to stay at Napoli, and the Belgium international has responded to that trust by scoring twice in his last four games. He operates as a center forward and that should give him a boost ahead of the other attacking options in the Napoli squad, such as Jose Maria Callejon, Fabian Ruiz or Lorenzo Insigne.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  2. Dries Mertens
  3. Hakan Calhanoglu
  4. Fabian Ruiz

Dream11 Team

GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma

DF: Theo Hernandez

DF: Andrea Conti

DF: Giovanni Di Lorenzo

DF: Mario Rui

MF: Hakan Calhanoglu

MF: Fabian Ruiz

MF: Piotr Zielinski

FW: Ante Rebic

FW: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C)

FW: Dries Mertens (VC)

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

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