Napoli vs Inter
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Saturday, 13 June 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
The Coppa Italia semis mark the return to life for Italian Football, and it would naturally be important for either of these teams to showcase their high levels that they used to display before the break. Due to Napoli having the home advantage, a lead in aggregate as well as an away goal in the kitty, they are deemed to be the favorites.
Napoli vs Inter Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the former 16 wins had gone to Gennaro Gattuso’s men.
- The last time these two met on the pitch, Gattuso’s men won 0-1 on the road.
- Two of the last three games had goals from both teams.
- Since 1997, the guests have won just twice at this venue.
- Meanwhile, the home team won 12 of the preceding 17 encounters at this ground.
Napoli vs Inter Prediction
The first leg had ended in a 0-1 win for the Blues on the road. After the first half had gone without much incident, Fabian Ruiz broke the deadlock for the guests in the 57th minute. Though the home team thereafter tried their best to find the back of the net then, Gattuso’s men stood firm at the back.
As things stand, the Blues are the favorites. They are on an unbeaten run of five fixtures – which included four wins and a draw (the draw had come against Barcelona, in the Champions League). They had also won seven of their prior nine overall fixtures – and this included wins against Juventus, Lazio, and Inter.
On the other hand, Antonio Conte’s men had lost three of their previous five overall match-ups, and had failed to score in three of their last five games as well. They had also lost two of their former three road trips, and have a total of just three wins from their prior seven away fixtures.
Importantly, the Blues had recorded eleven of the former sixteen h2h wins, and they even won the reverse fixture of this match-up. As such, they do have the lead in aggregate scoreline, and have the advantage of the away goal as well. On top of that, they are at home – where Conte’s men have struggled to perform in the past two decades.
To quote a fact, since 1997, only twice have Gattuso’s men lost at this stadium, and they even had won 12 of the 17 such matches. Taking all these stats into account, expect a Napoli win this Saturday.
Napoli vs Inter Betting Tips
Double Chance: Napoli or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Napoli +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).