3rd February 2021 – 20:45, Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples
Napoli and Atalanta will fight for the place in the Coppa Italia finals on Wednesday evening. The hosts want to get the chance to defend the trophy, while Atalanta searches for its second cup glory.
Napoli vs Atalanta Match Preview & Team News
Although we expected to see Napoli in the title race, the hosts would be happy to clinch the Champions League ticket. They are nine points behind Milan and sit in 5th place. However, Gennaro Gattuso’s side has one game in hand, and they can hope of entering the title battle. The Partenopei dropped too many points in some surprising defeats, like the one against Spezia one month ago. The home side didn’t succeed in winning the Super Cup after losing to Juventus in the finals. Napoli has been equally successful at home and on the road. Kalidou Koulibaly and the lads are the second-best defense in Serie A, while their teammates from the final third have also been excellent. Napoli scored six goals on the last two occasions, and they want to keep up in the same fashion.
Atalanta has been in a variable form lately, and only two wins in the previous five rounds saw them dropping to 7th place. However, they are only one point behind their upcoming rivals, and nobody should underestimate them in the Champions League spot battle. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side doesn’t give up on its attacking style. Luis Muriel and the lads are the second-most productive team in Serie A with 45 goals scored. After an excellent performance at San Siro and a 3:0 victory against Milan, La Dea slumped to a 3:1 defeat against in-form Lazio at home. Atalanta suffered only one loss on the road in ten outings. Napoli will face a pretty tough challenge to crack them, as the visitors want to extend their unbeatable run at away grounds.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
It is a very tough game to predict, as both sides have a good chance to progress further. Although nobody should write-off Atalanta, we believe Napoli will secure a place in the finals.
Goals Market Prediction
Both teams are doing an excellent job in front of the oppositions’ goal this season. Therefore, we expect to see balls in both nets at the end of the game.
Napoli vs Atalanta
Napoli to win @ 2.40
BTTS Yes @ 1.55
Correct score 2:1 @ 9.50