Inter - Napoli Betting Preview: Backing red hot Cavani to ensure a high-scoring encounter

The clash at San Siro brings together two of Serie A's biggest teams, Al Hain-Cole expects a combination of poor defending and quality attacking to result in a glut of goals
Second meets third at San Siro on Sunday, as Inter and Napoli look to put pressure on league leaders Juventus.

The momentum is undoubtedly with the visitors going into this match, as Inter's fine early season form has come unstuck slightly in recent weeks, with just one win in the last six in all competitions.

Walter Mazzarri's side are unbeaten in five Serie A fixtures, and have won the three previous encounters between these two sides.

You can back them at lucrative 2/1 (3.00) odds with Paddy Power to make it four in a row on Sunday.

Despite their recent wobble, the Nerazzurri have not lost any of the last five matches in their own back yard, and are favourites at 7/5 (2.40) to secure their sixth league win in seven on home soil.

Between them, this pair have only drawn four games out of 30 in the league, but you can get odds of 21/10 (3.10) if you see them cancelling each other out in this encounter.

The hosts have been reinvented under their bright young boss Andrea Stramaccioni, with his favoured 3-4-3 formation providing plenty of entertainment at San Siro this season.

Over 2.5 goals have been scored in five of the club's last seven league games, thanks to some suspect defending and a dangerous front-line that includes Diego Milito, Antonio Cassano and Rodrigo Palacio.

The visitors have also been in prolific form of late, hitting the back of the net 13 times in their last five league matches.

Backing over 2.5 goals would have paid out in three of these five encounters, and is surely well worth the 5/6 (1.83) odds on offer for this game.

The main reason for the Partenopei's recent goal-scoring exploits is the prolific form of Edinson Cavani, who has hit the back of the net 10 times in his last eight appearances for the club.

Considering Napoli have scored first in each of their last five, they seem likely to get the ball rolling against a team that have fallen behind three times in that period, and there is no better candidate to get that goal than the Uruguayan frontman.

The 25-year-old is well worth a punt to open the scoring on Suinday, at inviting odds of 16/5 (4.20) with Paddy Power.

Over 2.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy Power
Edinson Cavani to score first at 16/5 (4.20) with Paddy Power

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, 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.