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Two of Italy's biggest clubs meet on Sunday with managerial connections providing some added spice, and Al Hain-Cole expects a fittingly high-scoring game to mark the occasion

After crashing out of the Champions League in heart-wrenching style in midweek, Napoli will turn their attention back to Serie A when they welcome Inter to the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday.

Despite their 2-0 victory over Arsenal, Rafael Benitez's side became the first ever to finish third in the group stages after amassing 12 points, but are 10/11 (1.91) favourites with bet365 to bounce straight back with a win here.

The Nerazzurri are unbeaten on the road in the league so far this season and are available at 3/1 (4.00) to move within a point of their opponents by coming out on top at this ground for the first time in 16 years.

However, the visitors have drawn four of their last five away from home, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them coming away with a single point once again this time out.

This game marks Walter Mazzari's return to the club where he spent four extremely successful seasons before moving on in the summer, having achieved a remarkable second-placed finish last season.

In the opposition dugout he will face a coach who has his own rather less positive memories of a six-month spell in charge at Giuseppe Meazza, and these connections are sure to add to an already-electric atmosphere.

Fittingly, fans should be rewarded with an entertaining encounter between two juggernauts of Italian football, as their goalscoring exploits this season suggest there will be attacking play from the off.

Having each shared 3-3 draws with Udinese and Parma respectively last weekend, Napoli and Inter have now seen 99 goals scored in their 30 combined Serie A games this season, meaning odds of 8/11 (1.73) offer tempting value on over 2.5 being scored when they go head-to-head.

That bet would have paid out in five of the hosts' last six league games, as well as both sides' encounters last season.

In fact, having conceded 10 times in their last five league games, the hosts will have to be exceedingly wary when they welcome the division's most prolific away attack into their back yard, and odds of 2/1 (3.00) are also worth considering on at least four goals being scored, as they have in the pair's last four combined domestic games.

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Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 8/11 (1.73) with bet365
Over 3.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 2/1 (3.00) with bet365

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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