Napoli are still not out of the Serie A title race this season. Pictured: Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring against Udinese earlier this seasonReuters

Napoli still have a chance to catch up with leaders Juventus at the top of the Italian league table this season, with just a few matches remaining. Therefore, the Serie A side know the importance of closing the gap between them and Juve by recording a favourable result against Inter Milan on Saturday.

Inter Milan, who have had a good start to their season this time, lost their touch during the second half and that made them go down the league. Inter, coached by former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, are currently fourth in the table and will be desperate to clinch the UEFA Champions League spot for the next season.

Only the top three teams from Serie A get to book places in the prestigious European competition.

Two giants with two different ambititions are, thus, expected to set up a cracker on the football pitch on Saturday.

Napoli will be without star-striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is suspended for the game. Will his absence really turn the match in favour of the home side? Mancini has answered in the negative. "There's still 18 points available [from the remaining games]," Mancini was quoted as saying by Forza Italian Football ahead of the match.

"It will be difficult but we have to continue to believe we can achieve third place. Napoli are very strong even without Higuain, we will have to be very careful."

Napoli have won four of their last five league games, contrary to Inter's three wins from the previous five games, and that could turn out to be an advantage for Maurizio Sarri's Napoli, going into the crucial match.

Previous encounter this season: Napoli 0-2 Inter Milan

Where to watch live

Inter Milan vs Napoli is scheduled to kick-off from the San Siro in Milan at 6:45 p.m. GMT (12:15 a.m. IST, 2:45 p.m. EST), April 16.

In India, viewers can catch the game on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Online streaming will be available on SonyLiv.

In the UK and Ireland, viewers can catch the game on BT Sport Europe. Online streaming will be available on BT Sport Live.

In the US, viewers can catch the game on beIN Sports USA, fubo TV and RAI International. Online streaming will be available on beIN Sports Connect.

In Italy, viewers can watch the game on the Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, Sky Calcio 1 and Sky Supercalcio HD. Online streaming will be available on Sky Go Italia.