Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
A place in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals will be at stake when Napoli and Udinese square off against each other at Stadio San Paolo. The Neapolitans are determined to put an end to Juve’s dominance in the Serie A, but they have big ambitions for the 2017/2018 Italian Cup campaign as well. Maurizio Sarri’s men have already suffered elimination in the Champions League, meaning that they are going to take Tuesday’s football match against Udinese very seriously. The Zebrette set up a meeting with Napoli in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia by beating the likes of Frosinone and Perugia, but they will have a mucb bigger fish to fry in the game against the Partenopei. It is well known that Maurizio Sarri’s team are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that Udinese struggle on the travels, we predict the hosts will make it to the quarter-finals.
Highlighted Player (Marek Hamsik):
Marek Hamsik is a Slovakian football player born on 27th of July 1987 in Banska Bystrica. Hamsik strated his football career playing for Slovan Bratislava where he made his debut in 2004. After 4 games he got transferred to Brescia where he played for more than 64 games. In season 2007/2008 Hamsik signed a contract at Napoli which paid Brescia approximately 5.5 million euro. Hamsik made his debut for the Slovakian national team in February 2007 and participated in the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Hamsik is a offensive midfielder which is known for his impressive vision. Hamsik was part of the Napoli team that managed to became runner up and reach to the Champions League. With Edison Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi Napoli was a feared team. Hamsik won the Coppa Italia twice in 2011/2012 and in 2013/2014 with Napoli. In the season 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 Hamsik was rewarded as the best Slovakian football player of the year.
Highlighted Team (Udinese):
Udinese Calcio was founded in 1986 as a part of the Societa Udinesedi Ginnastica. Until the season 1929 the club from Udine was playing in the regional divisions of Italy. In the year 1929 the club was allowed to participate in the Serie B (second highest Italian football division). In 1950 Udinese managed to reach the Serie A. After 5 years the club got downgraded back to the Serie A. After a hectic period Udinese managed to stay in the Serie A since 1995. The best performance of Udinese was in the season 1954/1955 where the club from Udine managed to end second on the table. The only prizes that Udinese won are the Serie B title, Serie C title and the UEFA Intertoto cup. Currently Udinese is playing their games in the Stadio Friuli. The most known nicknames for the club are Bianconeri and Zebrette. Some very known players have ever played for Udinese such as: Bierhoff, Amoroso, Di Natale, Alexis SAnhez and Dino Zoff.