?Napoli vs Inter Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Napoli host Inter on Thursday night in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi final, with the visitors looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.

Napoli have been in fine form since the two sides met in mid-February, picking up three wins from three games in Serie A and holding Catalan giants Barcelona to a commendable 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

Christian Eriksen

?Inter’s form hasn’t been so impressive, going down 2-1 away at fellow ?Serie A title-chasers Lazio and narrowly edging out Bulgarian side Ludogorets in the Europa League.

Antonio Conte’s men will have their work cut out if they are to progress and face the winners of city rivals AC Milan and Juventus in the final.


Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off? Thursday 5th March
What Time Is Kick Off? 19:45 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? Stadio San Paolo
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport 3
Referee? Daniele Doveri

Team News

The home side have been without the services of key man Kalidou Koulibaly for a number of weeks with the centre-back experiencing thigh problems – he again looks a doubt for this one.?

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Kevin Malcuit is again expected to miss out as he continues rehab on a cruciate ligament rupture, but the news is a little better concerning Amin Younes – having missed the weekend win over Torino through illness he may be in contention to return.


The visitors again look set to be without goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, with the club confirming he has suffered a hairline fracture to his little finger and will undergo daily assessments.

Meanwhile, Roberto Gagliardini, Stefano Sensi and Kwadwo Asamoah are also doubts for the clash.


Predicted Lineups

Napoli Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Makismovic, Hysajs; Fabian, Allan, Zielinski; Milik, Insigne, Mertens.
Inter Padelli; Godin, De Vrij, Škriniar; Moses, Barella, Brozovi?, Eriksen, Biraghi; Lukaku, Martínez.

Head-to-Head Record

It’s the away side who hold the bragging rights in this one. In the 157 meetings between the two sides, ?Napoli have tasted victory 49 times in comparison to Inter’s 68, while there have been 40 draws.

The two teams will be sick of the sight of each other after this one, their third meeting in just two months.


Recent Form

Napoli Inter
Napoli 2-1 Torino (29/02) Inter 2-1 Ludogorets (27/2)
Napoli 1-1 Barcelona (25/02) Ludogorets 0-2 Inter (20/2)
Brescia 1-2 Napoli (21/02) Lazio 2-1 Inter (16/2)
Cagliari 0-1 Napoli (16/02) Inter 0-1 Napoli (12/2)
Inter 0-1 Napoli (12/02) Inter 4-2 AC Milan (9/2)

Prediction

This one really could go either way, with both teams having beaten the other away from home this season.

Romelu Lukaku

Inter will be the fresher of the two having seen their weekend fixture with Juventus postponed due to fears of the spreading of coronavirus, but Conte’s men are enduring a sticky run of form, while Napoli will be full of confidence having gone five games without defeat. The home side’s slender first leg lead may well prove the difference here.

Prediction: Napoli 1-1 Inter


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