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after finishing of another group stage of the Champions League and
prior to the beginning of the first round of the playoffs two months
winter vacation take place. During this time all top national leagues
are focused on playing the final rounds of national cups.
of the writing of this prediction the number of applicants for the
final victory in current Coppa Italia championship was reduced to six
teams. These are Juventus, Napoli, Lazio, Milan, Atalanta and Torino.
is obvious that now the football fans have the right to ask quite
reasonable question – how it is possible that the national cup
tournament has only six teams? If it is a quarterfinal stage there
have to be eight teams and if semifinal then four.
the matter is that the quarterfinals of Coppa Italia are divided into
two weeks. And that is why according to the results of the first week
the first pair of semifinalists (Lazio –Milan) is already defined.
battle at San Paolo
during the first New Year’s midweek the second semifinal pair of
Coppa Italia-2018 will be defined. It will be composed of the winner
of another Turin derby Juventus – Torino and also the winner of the
forthcoming fight between Napoli and Atalanta at San Paolo.
now, prior to the Neapolitan meeting between the teams of Maurizio
Sarri and Gian Piero Gasperini an interesting question has been put:
whether additional cup matches are necessary to the main challenger
for new Scudetto?
Sarri has given irrefragable answer to this question. The coach of
Azzurri has assured the fans of great desire of his team to fight for
will be the second at this season meeting of the hosts of San Paolo
against the rivals. Let us remind you that during the first circle
the Neapolitan club has won over the rival with a goal difference in
two goals (3:1). What team will be stronger in the forthcoming fight?
– 1.55, draw – 4.30, Atalanta– 6.00;
Napoli to win – odds 1.74 5Dimes