Lazio (1) vs Napoli (1)
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 8, 2015, 3:45 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Napoli 6/5 Draw 12/5 Lazio 12/5
Sky Sports 3; Bein Sports
The second leg of the second semi final of the Coppa Italia will see holders Napoli host Lazio. The first leg finished 1-1 and we should have a cracking game here between two well matched teams. Napoli come into this game though struggling for form, having failed to win in their last four and the team have fallen to sixth in the league table, Napoli's only chance of Champions League football next season seem's to revolve around their ability to win the Europa League. Napoli's squad is fantastic and their recent struggles to score goals is almost unfathomable considering that Napoli have Higuain, Callejon, Gabbiadini, Mertens, Hamsik who would all be considered as quality strikers. Rafa Benitez is a master of the knockout competition though and I wouldnt put it past the former Liverpool boss to find a way to win both here and in the Europa League.
Lazio come into this game as one of the most inform teams in the league and have won seven of their last eight. Lazio have the experience of Klose to lead them through this business end of the season and with the inform Felipe Anderson this is going to be a tough team to beat on the run in. Lazio will know they must score tonight and I think will know that is a tough task against a solid Napoli defence. In the two games Lazio have played against Napoli this season they have failed to beat them will it be third time lucky?
I like Lazio +1 on the handicap here, I think this game may finish a draw and we could see extra time and penalties tonight. But first and foremost I am going to take the form team Lazio, even though they are away from home.