Napoli vs Juventus: Coppa Italia Semi-Final Preview and Predictions

Napoli vs Juventus
Coppa Italia Semi-Final, Second Leg
Date: Wednesday, 5th April 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Naples.

Juventus carry a healthy 3-1 lead to the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final clash against Napoli.

Napoli were leading 1-0 at the half time when they met at Turin in the first-leg. But a silly penalty just after the restart put Juventus back into the game and they never look back since. Paulo Dybala scored twice from the penalty spot with Higuain adding a third to give the Old Lady an insatiable lead to defend.

This will be the second meeting between the two sides at the same venue in the space of three days. On Sunday, the Serie A clash finished all square at 1-1. Sami Khedira gave Juve an early lead which was cancelled out by a second half strike from Marek Hamsik.

Juventus are the team on form here after extending their unbeaten run to 15 matches on the weekend. They picked up 13 wins during the period.

Napoli are unbeaten in their last three with two wins, but lost 4 and won 2 from the previous 6.

Napoli vs Juventus: Head-to-head

After the 1-1 stalemate on Sunday, Juventus remain with 1 win from their 12 away games at Napoli. They lost 7 games during the period and settled for draws in 4.

On the contrary, the result extends Juve’s unbeaten run over Napoli to four matches with three wins and a draw. But all their win came at Turin. Also, Juve have 5 wins to their name in the last 7 matches with Napoli in all competitions, losing just once.

Napoli vs Juventus: Prediction

As the form guide suggests, Juve are in a better shape than their hosts at the moment. But Napoli could make the home advantage count and get a morale boosting win here. However, the 2-goal deficit is too big for them to overturn, especially against a strong defensive unit like Juventus.

Based on the scoring form of the teams involved, we may once again consider the goal markets. Out of the last eight matches, seven have seen both teams scoring and six of those saw over 2.5 goals. Therefore, btts is a banker, while value seekers can opt for a combination of btts and over 2.5 goals.

Napoli vs Juventus: Bet Tips

Both Teams to Score at 1.67 with Bet365.

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