Napoli vs Atalanta
Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2021
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples.
Napoli and Atalanta will lock horns in the second Coppa Italia semi-final. The first of the two legs is scheduled for Wednesday evening at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples. Both outfits enter the tie with sky-high ambitions.
The hosts own the second-best defensive record in Serie A (19 goals conceded in 19 matches), while La Dea are now traditionally one of the most dangerous attacking teams in the country.
The visitors boast one of the best attacking records in the league with 45 goals in 20 games (Napoli have also been great with 43 goals in 19 outings thus far).
Both teams are capable of beating anyone on their day. Nevertheless, they share the same problem – inconsistency.
Napoli are currently on a two-win thread after netting six goals in impressive wins over Spezia (4-2 in the cup) and Parma (2-0 in the league).
However, such a run has come after a streak of two consecutive losses to Juventus and Verona. The team led by Gennaro Gattuso conceded five goals along the way.
Napoli vs Atalanta Head-to-head
The two sides played each other in mid-October last year at this venue. Back then, Napoli snatched a demolishing 4-1 victory.
The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option came in four of the last five head to head encounters between the two outfits.
Napoli won just one of the last four clashes against La Dea who have picked up two victories in the process.
Napoli vs Atalanta Prediction
Despite Napoli’s decent defensive shape in this term of Serie A and the importance of the game, we just can’t imagine a low-scoring scenario here. Both teams have an amazing firepower in the final third. They have both been scoring goals for fun lately as well.
Napoli notched six goals in the last two games in all competitions, while there were nine goals scored in the last two of Atalanta’s outings.
We’ll thus back the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score bet at the odds of 1.80 since this scenario has occurred in four of the last five head to head meetings between the two sides, including this season’s Serie A clash.
As for the winner, we’ll go with Napoli just because they have won two on the spin in all competitions as well as the previous clash against La Dea.
Napoli vs Atalanta Betting Tips
Napoli to win @ 2.40
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.80.