Our football match prediction:
Juventus welcome Napoli at their Juventus Stadium in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semis. The Bianconeri aim to defend their trophy, but Tuesday’s football match against the Neapolitans will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Max Allegri’s men recorded a 2-0 win over Empoli in their last league fixture, with the team extending their winning run to thirty games at home. Juve are eager to get their job done in the first leg, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Napoli, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 2-0 loss to Atalanta at their Stadio Olimpico at the weekend and they are desperate to make amends for the defeat. However, seeing that Juventus have been impressive on home soil this season, we predict that the title holders will emerge triumphant in the first leg.
Highlighted Player (Higuain):
Widely regarded as one of the most talented strikers of his generation, Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain started his career with River Plate. A transfer to Real Madrid for €12 million in 2007 catapulted him to the top league. His six years at Madrid was capped with three La Liga titles and 107 goals in 190 appearances. Higuain became a crowd favorite at the Santiago Bernabeu and there was wide spread resentment among supporters over his transfer to Italian club Napoli in 2013 for a reported €40 million. Although he wasn’t able to win the Serie A, he carried the hopes of Napoli in 2015-16 and equaled 87-year-old record of 36 goals in a top-flight season. Higuain or El Pipita as he is fondly called has also been a regular with his country having represented Argentina at two FIFA World Cups and as many Copa America tournaments. Higuain has a great eye for the goal and his goal scoring record bears a testament to this.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
Napoli SSC is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officialy in1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was calledFBC Internaples. After 4 seasons the club changed it’s name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.In 2004 the local club was bank rupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008.Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.