Football Predictions

Napoli vs Inter Milan predictions, live stream options, team news & possible line-ups

By Steve Jennings

Published: 17:51, 3 March 2020

Napoli will look to protect their one-goal lead when they face Inter Milan in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final on Thursday night.

Fabian Ruiz’s solitary goal was enough to win the reverse fixture at the San Siro, but Inter have already won at Napoli in Serie A this season and will be hopeful of turning things around.

Italian football was heavily disrupted by the coronavirus over the weekend; Inter’s clash with Juventus was postponed, but Napoli picked up three points as their meeting with Torino went ahead.

So who will come out on top at the Stadio San Paolo and reach the final? Read on for our preview, predictions, team news, live stream information and more.

When is Napoli vs Inter Milan and where can I watch live?

Competition: Coppa Italia

Venue: Stadio San Paolo

Date: Thursday, 5 March 2020

Kick-off: 7:45 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 3

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Last five meetings: Napoli vs Inter Milan

12 February 2020: Inter Milan 0-1 Napoli (Coppa Italia)

06 January 2020: Napoli 1-3 Inter Milan (Serie A)

19 May 2019: Napoli 4-1 Inter Milan (Serie A)

26 December 2018: Inter Milan 1-0 Napoli (Serie A)

11 March 2018: Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli (Serie A)

Aggregate Score: Napoli (WLWLD) 6-6 Inter Milan (LWLWD)

Will Napoli vs Inter Milan be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus?

Napoli fans unfurl a banner that reads: “In the tragedies there is no rivalry, united against COVID-19 (coronavirus).”

The spread of the coronavirus to Italy has caused several Serie A matches to be postponed or played behind closed doors, leading to fears that Napoli and Inter fans may not be allowed to attend Thursday’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg.

However, Ciro Borriello, the councillor for sport for the Naples city council, has denied suggestions the game will be played behind closed doors, telling Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli the Stadio San Paolo will be sanitised before the match.

“Napoli-Inter behind closed doors? Having matches behind closed doors is always very complicated, for now there are no reasons for this to happen,” Borriello said.

“We have already sanitised many places, it will also happen at the San Paolo.”

Team news

Napoli

Kalidou Koulibaly and Dries Mertens remain major doubts with thigh and ankle problems respectively, while Kevin Malcuit is a long-term absentee because of a knee injury. Amin Younes could return after missing the victory over Torino through illness.

Predicted XI: Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Hysaj; Fabian, Allan, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik, Insigne.

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Inter Milan

Victor Moses, Stefano Sensi and Sebastiano Esposito are all out while Roberto Gagliardini and Samir Handanovic are doubts, with the latter recently absent with a broken finger.

Predicted XI: Padelli; Godin, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Barella, Brozovic, Eriksen, Biraghi; Lukaku, Martinez.

Squawka prediction

Inter have shown plenty of character throughout the campaign under Antonio Conte, but that’s exactly what Napoli did in the first leg and will hope to do again here. If the hosts can score early, they may be able to do a defensive job on Romelu Lukaku and Co. and reach the Coppa Italia final through grit and determination.

Scoreline prediction: Napoli 1-1 Inter

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