Rome’s Stadio Olimpico hosts the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday night – and what a match this could be. Napoli find themselves down the pecking order in the Serie A this season but have done well in the Cup and in Europe.
Juventus top the league but face stern competition from this year’s surprise package Lazio for the Serie A crown. However, against Napoli they can land the Coppa Italia for a 14th time. Let’s have a look at the Three Best Bets for this Coppa Italia Final.
Napoli come into this as underdogs at 11/4 but their record against the Old Lady is good of late, they’ve beaten them twice over their last five meetings, which have seen a total of 18 goals over those five matches – an average of 3.6 goals per match.
Of course finals can be cagey affairs but this is an old rivalry that has seen 165 matches played with 440 goals being scored over the years, that’s an average of 2.60 goals per game and with Over 2.5 goals. That means we’ve clearly got value on our side here. Add to this the 3.6 goals on average per game between the pair over their five most recent meetings and you can see why we’re backing Overs here at a good price.
Looking at Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring record against Napoli, he’s managed to score twice in his five appearances against the Little Donkeys. But what’s really swinging this bet for us here is his impressive goalscoring record in finals. To date Ronaldo has played in 26 club finals across his career and has scored a very impressive 19 goals.
He missed a penalty midweek against AC Milan in the second leg of the semi-final and if we know Ronaldo he’s going to have a sulk on until he finds the back of the net here. With Gonzalo Higuain set to be benched again, Ronaldo’s going to be Juve’s main man come Wednesday night.
Napoli are, of course, a very good side but this season their front line of Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Arkadiusz Milk have only scored 20 goals between them in the league, they’ve just not been performing well enough.
To contrast this, Ronaldo has scored 21 goals on his own in the league with a further four in cup competitions. Add to this he’ll be joined by Paulo Dybala, with 11 goals this season, and Douglas Costa in their front line. Don’t forget Higuain on the bench who has 7 goals this season and six goals in nine against Napoli over his career. Juventus just have too much firepower and experience here. Napoli will make a game of it no doubt but Juventus should come out on top so we’re backing them to win.
All of these picks into a Same Game Multi will give you odds of just over 3/1.
Tip summary for Napoil v Juventus in the Coppa Italia final
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