Which players will suit up in Milan v Napoli?

It’s the big one – Milan v Naples.

The Italian giants will take on the Serie A leaders, with the tie the most hotly contested since Juventus lost the Copa del Rey final in 2011.

Napoli, who have been playing without their talisman, Leonardo Bonucci, are expected to be without their key player, Paulo Dybala, with a knee injury sidelining him since January.

It’s a match that is all about the big stars, with both teams featuring several of the top players in the country.

Here’s our predictions for the game.


Milan 1-1 Napoli 2.

Napoli 1-0 Milan 3.

Napoléon 2-1 Milan 4.

Napoleonic 2-0 Bologna 5.

Milan 2-2 Bolognese 1.

Gianluigi Buffon (Milan) – 6 points – The Bianconeri striker will be back for the first time since the Copahue final, when he scored a brace to win Italy a 2-3 draw against the Republic of Ireland.

He has scored in four consecutive matches, but he has only netted once in the Champions League.

Bruno Di Canio (Napoli) – 7 points – It was a tough start to the season for Di Cania, who was dropped by the Nerazzurri following a 4-0 defeat to Juventus in November.

The 29-year-old was brought back to Italy and made a fine start to his first season with the Nerazurri, with four goals in his first three matches, including a hat-trick in a 4 – 0 win at Juventus.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Napoléan)  – 8 points – This is the Swede’s third straight appearance in the European Championship finals, after winning the tournament in 2015 and 2016.

Ibrahimovic is one of only two players in Serie A to have scored more goals in a tournament than he has in a season, while the other is Zlatan’s fellow Swede Mario Gotze.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milans) – 9 points – Donnar, who scored his first goal in the World Cup in 2014, is back to being a part of the Milan side that reached the quarter-finals of the Champions, after a run of seven wins from 11 games in 2016/17.

The 33-year old has also started in six of their seven European finals, including two of the last four.

Mario Balotelli (Juventus) – 10 points – One of the biggest stars of the season, Balotelli is back in the fold, having been loaned to the Italian champions in the summer.

The Italy striker netted 15 goals in all competitions for Juventus last season, but his injury was not the only reason the Bianconnelli were without their top scorer.

Santi Cazorla (Juve) – 11 points – Cazorle was the only player to score in four straight Serie A games before he was ruled out for the rest of the tournament with a calf injury.

The Spain international will make his first appearance for the Biancons after a year on loan at Arsenal, having scored two goals in five games since returning from injury.

Luka Modric (Juvenes) – 12 points – Modric will be hoping to make his 100th appearance in a Milan shirt, after he scored in a 3-1 victory against Sampdoria in the Serie B last month.

He’s only made 13 appearances since the start of last season and has only made one start this term, a 1-2 defeat to Napoli.

Antonio Conte (Juose) – 13 points – Conte is coming off a brilliant World Cup, where he secured the trophy for Italy and the Premier League title for the third consecutive season.

He will be looking to repeat that success in Italy, with Serie B’s top scorer scoring 11 goals in 18 matches this season.

Marco Verratti (Napolis) – 14 points – At 26 years old, Verritti is still the most sought after of Serie A’s top players.

He was in the running to win the Golden Boot award for the second time last season after scoring 19 goals in 31 matches.

Alvaro Morata (Juampi) – 15 points – After scoring 11 times in the first half of the campaign, Morata is looking to put together another fine campaign, with 12 goals in 26 matches this term.