17 June 2020 live
Napoli vs Juventus – Coppa Italia Final – Match Preview, Prediction, Kick-off Time & More.
Later today, Wednesday (17th of June, 2020), Gennaro Gattuso will be looking forward to lift his first ever piece of silverware as coach when Napoli takes on Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico for the Coppa Italia Final.
If it so happens, it will be Napoli’s first ever Coppa Italia trophy since 2014. They defeated Inter Milan on aggregate (2-1) to qualify for this final after a hard-fought game. A 1-1 draw eventually allowed Napoli to book a place in the final. Now they must try to upset Juventus on Wednesday and pick up one more silverware for their cabinet despite being the underdogs in this fixture. Gattuso will likely adopt a 4-3-3 formation with the trio of Insigne, Dries Mertens and Callejon leading the attack. Napoli will be banking on the experience of duo of Dries Mertens and Insigne to do the damage against the Old Lady when both sides meet in Wednesday’s Copa Italia final.
Meanwhile, Juventus managed to qualify for this Wednesday’s final after a goal-less draw against AC Milan. It was a very controversial match which saw Ante Rebic of AC Milan sent off just after 17 minutes. The red card came a few seconds after Ronaldo missed a penalty (16’) at Milan’s end. The Portuguese was not looking sharp in front of goal as he missed a couple of sitters during the game. The old lady will have a full-squad available — except for Higuaín who picked up a knock prior to the game against Milan last Friday. He was seen looking on from the stands. A 4-3-1-2 formation is expected from Maurizio Sarri with Ronaldo and Dybala who have 2 goals each in this tournament leading the attack.
No spectators will be allowed into the stadium due to the current health concerns and a maximum total number of people in the stadium have been set for 300. They include players, match officials and club staff.
A victory for Napoli is predicted despite Juventus being the favorites.
Possible Line-up for Copa Italia Final:
Napoli: Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Hysajs; Elmas, Demme, Zielinski; Politano, Insigne, Mertens.
Juventus: Buffon; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Costa, Ronaldo.
Match Day: Coppa Italia Final.
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
Date: 17th of June, 2020.
Kick-off: 9PM (GMT+2).
Competition: Coppa Italia.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 19:00.
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