Lazio vs Napoli (Coppa Italia, 04.03.2015)

Coppa Italia has its fair share of drama as the current title holders will make the trip to Rome to face the same team they eliminated last year. The first leg of the semi-final sees Lazio at home, which might favor Napoli as the away goal rule might end up being crucial.

Lazio are in good spirits after three consecutive Serie A wins with only two conceded goals. Felipe Anderson returned against Sassuolo with a goal and an assist in the 3-0 away win. At home, Lazio are alternating between a win and a loss in the last five games. In this season’s Coppa Italia, Lazio eliminated Varese, Torino and AC Milan at San Siro with a minimal 1-0 win. In Serie A Lazio are just 2 points behind Napoli and they will go into the match with the purpose of turning around the fate which saw them being unable to win against Napoli since that memorable 3-1 win in 2012. Ciani, Konko and Cana are doubtful and to be submitted to fitness tests, and if they persist with a 4-3-3 formation their front line will be Anderson, Klose, Candreva with 16 goals.
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Napoli might not dispose of Lazio’s experience in Coppa Italia, but they are the current title holders, with no intentions of giving up the title. The visitors lost their Serie A match against Torino, after failing to capitalize on numerous occasions to score. In the last five away games, Napoli lost two of them, which makes them vulnerable in Coppa Italia. The visitors won against Lazio in Serie A with 1-0, and are now four points behind AS Roma. Insigne, Zuniga and Michu will miss the trip to Rome due to injuries, but Higuain and Hamsik should be enough to open the score for the visitors.

If Lazio intend to avenge last year’s defeat they need to hinder Napoli’s chances to score first, but Napoli are an attack minded team with a lot of potential which means goals should come on both sides. Ladbrokes gives Lazio the edge to win and offers them 2.40 odds for the three points, and Napoli got 2.90. Klose has 2.60 odds to score; Candreva and Mauri have 3.40 while Higuain has 2.62 odds to score anytime. We are going to bet 7 units on Napoli to win either half with 2.05 odds from Ladbrokes.

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