Maurizio Sarri stands s chance to win his first trophy in charge of Juventus when the Old Lady clash with his former club Napoli in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday.
Coppa Italia Final : Napoli vs Juventus Team news, lineups ,Prediction PreviewNapoli has experienced a rocky existence in the Juve hotseat but can put prior frustrations to one side when his team travel to the Italian capital. The 61-year-old has already tasted defeat to his former employers in the league, but will be hoping to reverse that trend a clinch Juve a record-extending 14th title.
Napoli, now headed by Gennaro Gattuso, will be hoping to scoop their first Coppa Italia trophy since 2014. They eliminated a very competent Inter Milan side in the semi-finals, winning 2-1 on aggregate, including Sunday’s 1-1 draw. Gattuso also has previous in this tournament, reaching the final with AC Milan in 2018.
Juventus on the other hand saw off the Rossoneri last Friday, progressing to the showpiece event on away goals after a lacklustre 0-0 draw, with Cristiano Ronaldo exhibiting signs of rust after missing a penalty and firing a blank.
The penultimate matches last week certainly won’t live long in the memory, but this blockbuster bout between two bitter adversaries is shaping up to be quite the event. Polarising Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has already sparked a war of words with Sarri and added another fascinating layer to this narrative, branding his compatriot a ‘cheater’ after he abandoned his beloved club for Chelsea in 2018.
This match is an abundance of world class players on display and two of Italy’s most iconic clubs going head-to-head, this is a final you will not want to miss — not even for the Premier League.
Match details: Napoli vs Juventus
Competition: Coppa Italia Final
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020 time 20:00 PM (UK time)
Napoli vs Juventus on TV stations :
UK :BT Sport 2
US : ESPN
Napoli Right back Kevin Malcuit is injured alongside centre back Kostas Manolas. David Ospina, who was nutmegged from a corner by Christian Eriksen in the semi-final, will be unavailable for the final due to suspension after picking up a yellow card in their last match . Center defender Merih Demiral is injured for Juventus. Fellow centre back Giorgio Chiellini and striker Gonzalo Higuain didn’t feature against Milan.
Napolivs Juventus Stats
•Napoli are unbeaten in 9 of their last 10 matches in all competitions.
•Napoli have won 7 of their last 10 matches in all competitions.
Napoli have seen BTTS in their last 4 matches (all competitions).
•Napoli have seen BTTS in their last 4 matches against Juventus (Serie A).
•Juventus have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Napoli (Serie A).
•Juventus have won 4 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
Probablelineup Napoli vs Juventus
Napoli 4-3-3: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Rui; Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.
Manolas (thigh), Malcuit (knee).
Napoli & Juventus’ previous line-ups:
Napoli (vs Inter Milan): Ospina*; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Hysajs; Elmas, Demme, Zielinski; Politano, Insigne, Mertens.
Juventus (vs AC Milan): Buffon; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Costa, Ronaldo.
Pediction: Napoli 0-2 Juventus