This Thursday, Napoli receives Inter for the return semi-finals of the Italian Cup. Both teams want to reach the final.
Napoli vs Inter Free Betting Tips
Napoli carried out a very nice operation during the first leg by winning in the lair of Inter (0-1). Looking at the post match statistics, the victory seems rather happy. In the previous rounds, the team first beat Perugia (2-0) before creating a little surprise by coming to the end, at home, of the defending champion Lazio Rome (1-0). After a very busy first part of the season, Lorenzo Insigne’s partners looked up and are now ranked 6th in Serie A. Much more consistent for some time, they have lost only one of their 9 last matches played in all competitions, for 7 wins and 1 draw. After standing up at home to Barça in the Champions League (1-1), Napoli won against Torino in the league last weekend (2-1).
Despite the support of his tifosi, Inter lost against Napoli in the first leg (0-1) and will have to fight this Thursday to reverse the trend in this semi-final of the Italian Cup. In the previous rounds, the team dominated, ahead of their tifosi, Cagliari (4-1) and Fiorentina (2-1). 3rd in Serie A, the Nerazzurri concede today 2 games and 8 points behind the leader, Lazio. On the last day, they carried out a very bad operation by losing in the lair of Lazio Rome precisely (2-1), thus putting an end to a very positive dynamic of 16 games without defeat in the league. After this setback, Inter logically ruled out Ludogorets in the context of the round of 16 of the Europa League (0-2 away from home and 2-1 at home).
The staff for Napoli vs Inter
For Napoli, the defender replacing Malcuit remains blocked in the infirmary while the taulier Koulibaly is uncertain for this meeting. Major strikers Callejon, Insigne and Mertens are all available as well as the only scorer of the first leg Fabian Ruiz.
Inter’s coach records the losses of the potential midfielder Sensi and winter rookie Moses. The promising midfielder Gagliardini is not sure he will be able to hold his place. To reverse the trend in this quarter-final of the Italian Cup, the attackers Lautaro and Lukaku could be associated.
The compositions for Napoli vs Inter
The likely composition of Napoli:
Meret – Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Mario Rui – Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski – Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.
Absent: Malcuit (injured).
The planned tactical arrangement (4-3-3):
Di Lorenzo – Manolas – Maksimovic – Mario Rui
Allan – Fabian Ruiz – Zielinski
Callejon – Mertens – Badge
The likely composition of Inter:
Handanovic – Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni – Candreva, Barella, Brozovic, Eriksen, Young – Lautaro, Lukaku.
Absent: Sensi, Moses (injured).
The planned tactical arrangement (3-5-2):
Skriniar – de Vrij – Bastoni
Candreva – Barella – Brozovic – Eriksen – Young
Lautaro – Lukaku
The history of confrontations Napoli vs Inter
In the last 10 confrontations, Napoli has won 4 times, for 4 losses and 2 draws.
In the league, Inter won in Napoli last January (1-3).
Key points for the match Napoli vs Inter
– Napoli has not won the Italian Cup since 2014 while Inter’s last success dates back to 2011.
– Napoli has not lost any of its last 5 games in all competitions (4 wins and 1 draw).
– Napoli must fight to win a continental qualification via the championship while Inter seems well established in the Top 4.
Free Betting Tips Napoli vs Inter
More at ease for a few weeks, Napoli will be able to count on the support of its tifosi to avoid defeat against Inter this Thursday and thus slip into the final.
Betting Tips: Napoli or draw