Inter Milan will be hoping that they can do better than their dismal recent record in away matches against Napoli in Serie A this evening.
Today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, note that it’s been just one victory in the last seventeen attempts on trips to Naples for the Nerazzurri.
Inter may be coming up against a Napoli team who look very different than the one that cruised to the title last season.
The Partenopei have been in stuttering form at the start of this season.
This led to the dismissal of Rudi Garcia as head coach. It is former Inter, Cagliari, and Torino coach Walter Mazzarri who has taken his place.
So far the veteran coach has gotten off to a mixed start in his second spell on the Partenopei bench.
On the one hand, last weekend saw Napoli beat Atalanta in something of a statement win.
But a 4-2 loss to Real Madrid during the week show that this Napoli team is still a work in progress.
However, for Inter, a key factor could be the fact that they are playing in Naples this evening.
Inter Aiming To Turn Around Negative Record Away To Napoli In Serie A
The past couple of decades have not seen Inter thrive on their trips to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
For example, in each of the past two seasons, Inter have beaten Napoli at the San Siro.
But then in the reverse fixture it’s been a draw and a loss.
The most recent Inter win at the Maradona came courtesy of a Romelu Lukaku brace and a Lautaro Martinez goal.
The Nerazzurri ran out 3-1 winners in 2020.
Now, Inter will be hoping to repeat that and take back their spot at the top of the table.
But history suggests that doing so won’t be easy.