Inter faces important Napoli test

Milan, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Inter Milan will attempt to get things going in the right direction on Sunday when the struggling Nerazzurri plays host to Napoli.

Manager Walter Mazzarri needs a strong performance from his team at the San Siro on Sunday in order to ease some of the pressure that has mounted with his team having claimed just two wins from their first six games.

Mazzarri has come under pressure since an embarrassing 4-1 home defeat to Cagliari in late September, and with his side sitting in 10th place entering the weekend, the team is quickly losing touch with the top clubs in Serie A.

Napoli will present a big enough challenge for Inter at the moment, but a few key injuries will make the task even more difficult for Mazzarri's men.

Forward Dani Osvaldo was injured while on international duty and won't take part in Sunday's match, while wing back Danilo D'Ambrosio will also miss the game after being injured in training.

Midfielders Jonathan and Hugo Campagnaro are both recovering from injuries of their own and could make the bench, but neither player figures to be fit enough to start.

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez knows about being under pressure, but the former Liverpool boss has eased some of it with back-to-back wins ahead of the Inter clash, moving Napoli into seventh place.

The top two sides in Serie A, Juventus and Roma, will both be in action on Saturday, with Roma playing host to Chievo, while Juve travels to last-place Sassuolo.

Juventus was able to secure a controversial 3-2 win over Roma prior to the international break, and it is that result which currently separates the two sides.

Sampdoria sits in third place and visits bottom-half Cagliari, whose only win came in 4-1 fashion over Inter, while AC Milan travels to Hellas Verona with both sides sitting in the top six on 11 points.

Lazio and Fiorentina meet up in an important mid-table battle as both sides aim to secure a win to move into the European places, while fourth-place Udinese attempts to continue its strong start with a fifth win in seven games when the club visits Torino.

Other games in Serie A this weekend include Atalanta hosting Parma, Cesena visiting Palermo in a battle of bottom-half teams, and a Monday clash between Empoli and Genoa.