Napoli predicted lineup vs Atalanta, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Coppa Italia 2021
Current champions Napoli host Atalanta in the semi-final 1st leg of Coppa Italia and Alley Sport is here with Napoli predicted lineup, as Gennaro Gattuso looks to defend the crown of Coppa Italia.
,Napoli beat Spezia in the last round 4-2 with goals from Kalidou Koulibaly, Hirving Lozano, Matteo Politano and Elif Elmas with Spezia getting back two goals in the second half from Emmanuel Gyasi and Gennaro Acampora.
On the other hand Atalanta beat Lazio 3-2 in a five goal thriller which saw Jose Luis Palomino get a red card. Berat Djimsiti, Ruslan Malinovsky and Aleksei Miranchuk while scorers for Lazio were Vedat Muriqi and Francesco Acerbi.
Napoli vs Atalanta Preview
Atalanta are looking to get their hands on the Coppa Italia for the first time in 60 years and Wednesday’s first leg of the cup semi-final will go some way to deciding who will meet either Inter Milan or Juventus in what is sure to be a final befitting the competition’s long and eloquent past.
In last 6 games vs Atalanta, Napoli have won thrice and drawn once while Atalanta have won 2.
Napoli have few issues scoring goals from all quarters and despite the absence as for various reasons one of strikers Arkadiusz Milik who has been loaned to Marseille. Dries Mertens and Victor Osimhen throughout much of the first half of their campaign Napoli’s remaining attackers have taken the most shots than any other Italian team this season.
Napoli vs Atalanta Team News
An injury-hit campaign continues for Napoli stalwart Dries Mertens, as the Belgian forward has returned to his homeland for treatment on an ankle injury. The 33-year-old Belgian attacker limped off during the defeat at Inter Milan last month with a sprained left ankle and has struggled for fitness since.
Midfielder Fabian Ruiz has been out of action as he contracted to Covid-19, so must wait to return a negative test before rejoining his teammates. Otherwise Gattuso has a clean bill of health and is expected to name a strong starting XI with tough calls to be made between Andrea Petagna and Victor Osimhen up front and in the ongoing saga of Alex Meret versus David Ospina in goal.
Napoli predicted lineup vs Atalanta
RB: Giovanni Di Lorenzo
RCB: Kostas Manolas
LCB: Kalidou Koulibaly
LB: Mario Rui
RM: Piotr Zieliński
CDM: Diego Demme
LM: Elif Elmas
RWF: Matteo Politano
ST: Hirving Lozano
LWF: Lorenzo Insigne (C)
We predict that the game will be tough and both sides will be concentrating of the fact that there are two legs to play and it should be 2-1 to Napoli as hosts will be attacking and given Atalanta’s defensive record they will be happy with the away goal which they will take to the second leg.
Napoli vs Atalanta Livestream
Fans all over the world can Stream Coppa Italia on Youtube. Fans in India can stream from Thursday 04/02 from 1:15 AM IST AM while fans in the UK can Stream from Wednesday 03/02 from 7:45 PM BST.
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