Inter Milan vs Napoli, Coppa Italia
Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020, Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan).
Inter have been tearing it up in the Serie A this season. They have done it to an extent that Juventus are actually placed second in the table as of now.
On top of that, the Milan outfit have the home advantage, and they had defeated Napoli on the road a few weeks back with a 1-3 scoreline. Likely, expect a winning performance from Inter Milan this Wednesday.
Inter Milan vs Napoli Head-to-head (h2h)
- Inter are on a scoring streak of three games against this opponent.
- Four of the former seven wins went to Milan as well.
- Eight of the previous seven wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Napoli have scored a total of one goal from their last four visits to this stadium.
Inter Milan vs Napoli Match Preview
Inter Milan had locked horns with Fiorentina in the Quarters at home. The hosts then won with a 2-1 scoreline.
It was a totally dominating and disciplined performance from Antonio Conte’s men. Not a single player from the Milan outfit was cautioned with a yellow, while four from the other side were.
The win also stood true to the overwhelming trend of wins for home teams in the Coppa Italia.
Meanwhile, Napoli delivered one of the toughest wins of their season in the Quarters. They had hosted the high-flying Lazio, and recorded a narrow 1-0 victory.
It was a tense affair, as both sides were reduced to ten on the pitch due to red cards. Napoli had led for almost the whole of the game, as the sole goal of the game had come in the 2nd minute itself.
Later, Lazio did win a penalty, only for Ciro Immobile to fail to score.
The thrilling, hard-fought win will definitely provide confidence to the players, and that too against Lazio, who are just one point below the top-most position in the league table.
Going on, Inter Milan are on a three-game winning run, and a ten-match unbeaten run. They were also invincible in 20 of their last 22 overall fixtures, and at home, since April they have faced just two defeats in total. And it surely requires to be mentioned that the losses had come against Juventus, and Barcelona.
On the other hand, Napoli had lost five of their last ten match-ups, and were winless in 14 of their preceding 20 fixtures. And on the road, they could secure a total of just three wins from their prior eleven trips.
Inter Milan vs Napoli Prediction
Inter Milan are the slight favorites here. First of all, they have the home advantage. To put things into perspective – 16 of the 18 first round games, 15 of the 20 second round matches, 13 of the 16 third round fixtures, 7 of the 8 fourth round match-ups, 7 of the 8 Round of 16 battles, and the whole 4 of the Quarter Finals – all saw wins by home teams.
On top of that, Inter Milan are the toppers of the Serie A table, even above Juventus, while counterparts Napoli are placed 11th in the table. Moreover, Inter had just won against Napoli on the road with a 1-3 scoreline (league, 7 Jan 2020), and only twice have they lost at home against this opponent since 2000.
In addition, Napoli could score a total of one goal from their prior four visits to this stadium, and all these factors combine together to pick out Inter Milan as the likely team to register the win.
However, do note that this is the semis of a major competition, and Napoli had shown their fighting spirit against Lazio. They might struggle against this Milan side, but they definitely are not going to make it easy for Conte’s men.
There’s little chance that this game would turn out to be a high-scoring affair.
Inter Milan vs Napoli Betting Tips
Inter Milan to Win Either Half @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).