Lack of wins and corner struggles: All the key stats ahead of Napoli vs. Milan

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan have a big game on the cards as they will face Napoli away from home this evening. It could be a turning point in many ways, with first place in the standings on the line. 

The Rossoneri have drawn their last three games (all comps) and will be looking to bounce back with a win this evening. As said, first place is up for grabs but their record against Napoli hasn’t exactly been brilliant in the last few years.

You can read our match preview here, while below are the best stats…

➤ Milan have won only one of their last 14 Serie A meetings with Napoli (3-1 away from home on 22nd November 2020) and in this period they have suffered eight defeats (D5), including losing each of the last two (both 0-1).

➤ Milan won their last away match in Napoli (3-1 on 22 November 2020) but have not strung together two wins in a row at the Azzurri’s home ground in Serie A since 1981 (the second game ended 1-0 for the Rossoneri thanks to a Ferrario own-goal).

➤ At least three goals have been scored in each of the last five games between Napoli and AC Milan at the home of the Partenopei in Serie A (22 in total, 4.4 on average).

➤ Napoli have gained the most points in the second part of the current Serie A season (18 points in eight games), while Milan rank fourth in this period (15 points from eight games); the Azzurri started the season with eight wins in the first eight games, followed by the Rossoneri in the standings (seven wins, one draw).

➤ Milan have drawn their last two games in the league but haven’t drawn three in a row in Serie A since September 2018, with Gennaro Gattuso (three draws against Cagliari, Atalanta and Empoli).

➤ Milan have conceded seven goals from corners in Serie A this season (only Cagliari have more with eight), including one against Napoli; the Rossoneri have conceded 24% of their goals against in Serie A this season (no team has a higher percentage).

➤ These two sides have scored the most goals from outside the box in Serie A this season: Napoli have 10, thanks largely to Fabian Ruiz’s six goals (a high this season), while Milan have nine (Ibrahimovic with three is Milan player with the most).

➤ With a win, Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne can become the first Serie A forward to reach 250 wins in all competitions with a single team since 2010.

➤ Among the Rossoneri players with at least one goal scored in both 2020/21 and 2021/22, Rafael Leao is the only Milan player to have already improved in terms of goals scored compared to last season (eight goals this season against six last term).

➤ Eljif Elmas is the youngest player with at least five assists in Serie A this season (behind him in this ranking is Theo Hernández): the Macedonian scored his last goal in Serie A in the game against Milan, a 1-0 win at the Meazza for Spalletti’s team.

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