Napoli and Juventus contest the 72nd edition of the Coppa Italia. The Partenopei have not had the best league campaign and have generally reserved their best football for the cup competitions, both domestically and on the continent. Elsewhere, the Bianconeri seek the first trophy of potentially a historic treble and have won the tournament a record 13 times.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – 17 June, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Napoli vs. Juventus: BT Sport 2
Last time: Cristiano Ronaldo netted in stoppage time but it wasn’t enough to salvage a point for Juventus after strikes from Piotr Zieliński and Lorenzo Insigne during the January clash.
Napoli v Juventus Predictions and Preview
Napoli booked their place in Wednesday’s showpiece event courtesy of Dries Mertens. The Belgian’s decisive effort gave the Azzurri a 2-1 advantage over both-legs, etching his name in the club’s history books in the process.
Mertens is now Napoli’s all-time top scorer with 122 goals and will hope to crown his achievement with silverware in the capital city. The 33-year-old is an attractive 8/1 to open proceedings and is the man for the big occasion.
Fellow forward Arek Milik, who has been strongly linked to the champions, is 6/1 to register last and is likely to enter the fray at the hour mark if the Azzurri are chasing the game. Napoli are 5/2 to emerge triumphant in 90 minutes and 5/4 to lift the trophy outright and guarantee Gennaro Gattuso’s spot in the dugout next term.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Napoli to win and both teams to score||6/1||Offer|
|Fabian Ruiz to score anytime||11/2||Offer|
|Juventus to win 2-1||15/2||Offer|
Juventus squeezed past Milan in their last four tie. In contrast to their final opponents, the Bianconeri failed to impress, despite playing against 10 men for 75 minutes. Boss Maurizio Sarri could bring Sami Khedira in to the team with an out of sorts Miralem Pjanic reportedly set to be axed.
One to watch for Napoli: Insigne has nine goals and six assists from 32 appearances and is 8/1 to strike first. The born and bred Neapolitan has yet to taste success since taking over the captaincy from Marek Hamsik and will be desperate to contribute and make the difference.
One to watch for Juventus: Aaron Ramsey has resumed training and is in line for a place on the bench. The Welshman, like Khedira, likes to get forward and support the strikers and is 11/1 to score first.
Long shot: Juventus were unspectacular on their return to competitive action, while Napoli got up to speed almost instantly. The Azzurri have been here before where they are the form side leading in to the big match and must take advantage of any Bianconeri sluggishness. A famous 2-0 success is 19/1.