Big Game Focus: Inter Milan v Napoli


Inter Milan take aim at the Coppa Italia when they face Napoli in the semi-final first leg at the San Siro. This comes after Antonio Conte’s men produced a stunning comeback on Sunday in the Milan derby. Napoli suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Lecce who dealt their top-four chances a big blow. Here’s the Big Game Focus. Bet on the game here. 

Inter Milan registered a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina to secure their place in the Coppa Italia semi-finals. They are unbeaten in their last ten matches in all competitions, a run which includes a victory over Napoli. On Sunday, they capped it off with a brilliant 4-2 win in the Milan derby. Can they secure another huge win?

Meanwhile, the Partenopei will hope to return to winning ways after suffering a 2-3 defeat to relegation-threatened Lecce on Sunday. That loss snapped their three-game winning streak, a run which saw them beat title challengers Lazio and Juventus. It has been a difficult season for a team that finished second in the Serie A for the last two seasons. Can they bounce back from that embarrassing defeat?

Betting preview

The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in their last ten matches in all competitions. Inter have won two of their last three meetings against the Partenopei. Napoli’s form away form against Italy’s bigger sides have been poor. They have lost to Juventus, AS Roma and Lazio away from home this campaign. Therefore, you can back an Inter Milan Win at odds of 2.00. 

Both teams have found the net in their last two meetings. Both Inter Milan and Napoli have kept just two clean sheets in their last ten games each in all competitions. Both teams have found the net in eight of Inter’s last ten games in all competitions while both teams have scored in six of Napoli’s last ten games. For that reason, you can back Both Teams to Score in this contest at odds of 1.75. 

The last two games between these two have seen Over 2.5 Goals. Six of both Inter and Napoli’s last ten games in all competitions have seen three or more goals scored. You can back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.85. 

Team news

The Nerazzurri are expected to be without the services of Stefano Sensi and Roberto Gagliardini who are sidelined due to injury. Samir Handanovic is unlikely to be risked on Wednesday but Lautaro Martinez is set for a return from suspension.

Meanwhile, Kevin Malcuit and Faouzi Ghoulam are unlikely to feature for the Partenopei due injury.

Possible line-ups

Inter Milan: Padelli; Skriniar, de Vrij, Godin, Moses, Vecino, Barella, Eriksen, Young, Lukaku, Sanchez

Napoli: Ospina, Di Lorenzo, Maksimović, Koulibaly, Rui, Lobotka, Demme, Zieliński, Politano, Milik, Insigne