Napoli will host Atalanta at their home ground within quarterfinals of the Italian Cup. The Neapolitan team is a clear favorite in this couple and it is hard to disagree with the set action line considering the teams’ strength and high motivation of the Southerners in domestic tournaments.
Napoli didn’t lose a single time within the last five games, managing to win four times with one draw. The victories were registered over Torino, Udinese, Sampa and Crotone, with the split of points with Fiorentina. Napoli are situated on the first position in the Serie A tournament table, the future hosts have 48 points in the asset with one-point handicap over Juventus. At their home ground within the Italian elite, Napoli managed to win six games with two draws and one defeat.
Atalanta showed great results in December: defeated Olympique Lyonnais, Genoa, Sassuolo, Milan, had a draw with Lazio, 3:3, but in the last round Atalanta surprisingly lost at their home ground to Cagliari with a score of 1:2. Atalanta are on the ninth position in the Serie A tournament table, the Bergamasques have 27 points in the asset, the same as Fiorentina and Udinese. If last season Atalanta showed great results away, this season Gasperini’s team won only twice away in nine games.
Napoli play great at their home ground, Sarri’s team is set to make the national double and to do so, they need to win the upcoming game with Atalanta. The Bergamasques are good in matches against middle-class teams and underdogs, but Gasperini’s men have trouble with top teams from time to time,especially regarding away matches.
Prediction for the match: Napoli to win