Napoli vs Cremonese Prediction and Analysis
The first 1/8-final match of the Coppa Italia pits the teams of Napoli and Cremonese against each other.
Two Serie A teams, but at the same time two very unequal rivals.
The hosts are the sole and convincing leader in the standings. While the visitors are firmly anchored in last place.
And Cremonese's hopes of getting out of the relegation zone are fading more and more.
Last round, Napoli faced a direct competitor in the fight for the title - Juventus.
And now they will calmly go out for another victory.
Luciano Spalletti should be pleased because various players signed up for the pogrom over the Bianconeri.
Today, he will likely rest much of his starters.
But his bench is also full of quality performers in attack.
I am betting on Giovanni Simeone to score today.
As he is likely to lead his own offense if Viktor Osimhen is rested.
The 3.5 goal line has been covered in 6 of Napoli's last 8 home games in all competitions.
In Cremonese's last match, 5 goals were scored - a 2-3 loss to Monza.
And the previous two head-to-head matches between these rivals were also high-scoring:
- 3-3 in a friendly in the summer of 2019
- 4-1 to Napoli in Serie A earlier this season
Napoli - statistics and info
After Friday night's Serie A upset, Napoli now head into their Coppa Italia last 16 tie against Cremonese.
5 days ago, the Partenopei made a serious bid in the title race, thrashing Juventus 5-1 at home.
Victor Osimhen, who was incredible all night, scored twice.
While Kvica Kvaratshelia, Amir Rahmani and Elif Elmas also scored for the success.
Thus, after winning 13 of their last 14 matches in Serie A , Luciano Spalletti's team is at the top of the standings .
Having 9 points ahead of Milan and 10 ahead of Juve and Inter.
As a result, all Neapolitans believe that the first Scudetto since 1990 is coming.
Ahead of Saturday's trip to Salernitana, will Napoli's incredible form carry over to the Cup?
Cremonese - statistics and info
Cremonese, meanwhile, needed extra time twice to get there.
Overcoming Ternana and then Modena in the previous two rounds in the Coppa Italia.
However, El Cremo, who are one of the Calcio newcomers this season, are yet to win in Serie A this season.
Having drawn seven of their 18 games so far, with 11 losses.
Cremonese were beaten 3-2 by Monza at home on Saturday.
Even going 0-3 down before pulling back 2 goals to make their loss more bearable.
This led to a change of coach and from Monday Davide Balardini was appointed as the new coach.
In short, here they play the Serie A leader against the team at the bottom . So there should only be one winner today.
Whoever prevails at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona will host Roma in the quarter-finals next month.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Sirigu; Bereshinski, Jesus, Rahmani, Olivera; Deme, Ndombele; Lozano, Raspadori, Elmas; Simeone
Lineup: Carnesecca; Hendry, Lochoshvili, Ferrari; Sernicola, Ascachibar, Meite, Castanetti, Valeri; Bunaito; Chofani
Matches between Napoli and Cremonese
|SA||09/10/22||Cremonese 1:4 Napoli|
|PS||24/07/19||Napoli 3:3 Cremonese|
|Sat||13/06/99||Napoli 2:1 Cremonese|
|Sat||24/01/99||Cremonese 1:1 Napoli|
|SA||10/03/96||Cremonese 1:1 Napoli|
|SA||29/10/95||Napoli 0:0 Cremonese|