Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Napoli will be looking to defend their slim lead in the Italian Cup tie with Inter when the two teams face each other at an empty Stadio San Paolo. The Neapolitans are with one foot in the final of the Coppa Italia, and the good news for the fans is that key defender Kalidou Koulibaly has overcome his long-term injury. Inter, on the other hand, have no other choice but to adopt an attack-minded approach in the return leg.
Antonio Conte has a full squad to choose from, but beating Napoli at Stadio San Paolo is easier said than done. A close match is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. A man to watch in the away team will be Romelu Lukaku, while Inter defenders should have Arkadiusz Milik at bay.
Highlighted Player (Dries Mertens):
Dries Mertens is a Belgian football player born on the 6th of May 1987 in Leuven. Mertens started his football career in the youth of RSC Anderlecht and AA Gent. In season 2005/2006 he made his debut for the first team of AA Gent.
After playing for AGOVV, FC Utrecht and PSV Mertens got transferred to Napoli for approximately 9.5 million euro. Mertens made his debut for the Belgian national team in October 2010 and played over 40 games for the national team already. Mertens played during World Cup 2014 and EURO 2016 for Belgium.
Mertens is a right attacking midfielder, which can play as a forward as well. Mertens is known for being a very small fast player, which has the ability to get past several defenders and deliver a cross to his team mates. In his career Mertens didn’t win any big prizes yet. The biggest achievements of Mertens are winning the Dutch national cup with PSV in 2011/2012, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa in 2014 with Napoli.
Highlighted Team (Inter):
Internazionale Milano, known as Internazionale, Inter or Inter named Milan, is a football club from Italy, founded on March 9, 1908 by a number of "rebels" who did not like in the regulations of the Milan Cricket and Football Club, now known as AC Milan. The main objection was that no foreign players were allowed. In 1928 the club merged with US Milanese and strongly entered a time when Ambrosiana-Inter survived.
The club, nicknamed the Nerazzurri or the blue / blacks has had many successes. This is how Inter Milan won 18 national titles, seven times the Italian Cup, the UEFA Cup 3x, and 3x times the Champions League, formerly known as the European Cup I.