Last Friday, Napoli’s astonishing season continued with a 5-1 victory over Juventus, allowing the Azzurri to increase their advantage at the top of the Serie A standings to nine points. Now, they focus on the Coppa Italia, a tournament they won for the last time in the 2019-20 season.
According to the latest soccer odds, they shouldn’t have too much trouble defeating Cremonese in the Round of 16, but Torino already showed that anything could happen by eliminating AC Milan at San Siro.
Let’s check the latest Coppa Italia odds, stats, injury reports, and Coppa Italia lines for Napoli vs Cremonese. We’ve plenty of Coppa Italia betting odds for you to consider. As well explore a variety of soccer odds here to win!
Napoli: Talent to Spare
Napoli basically has two teams. Last Friday, Victor Osimhen scored a brace. The Nigerian is the Serie A top scorer with 12 goals. He alone has scored more goals than Sampdoria in total. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Amir Rrahmani and Elif Elmas also scored.
Elmas came off the bench alongside Hirving Lozano, Mathias Olivera, Giacomo Raspadori, and Tanguy Ndombele. All of them would be starters in practically any other team. For example, Raspadori scored four goals in the UEFA Champions League. Same as Giovanni Simeone, who didn’t play Friday.
You can expect them to start on Tuesday because the Coppa Italia is the perfect opportunity to show head coach Luciano Spalletti that they deserve a spot in the starting lineup, no matter the competition.
The Azzurri defensive unit is also incredibly good. They’ve allowed 14 goals in 18 Serie A games. Only Juventus have allowed fewer, with 12. You can also expect some changes in the defense, including veteran goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, who hasn’t played much this season.
Cremonese: Nothing to Lose
Cremonese is last in the Serie A with seven points. The Grigiorossi is the only team that hasn’t won. Most recently, it lost 3-2 to Monza on Jan. 14. Overall, they’ve allowed 32 goals. Only Salernitana has allowed more, with 35.
Later, the Grigiorossi defeated Modena 4-2 in overtime, with Leonardo Sernicola as Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Okereke and Felix Afena-Gyan also scored. They controlled the game from start to end but conceded twice in the last two minutes.
Regarding the Coppa Italia, this will be the first time Cremonese plays on the road. The team is 0-4-5 when playing on the road in Serie A. That has much to do with it coming in as the betting online underdog at +900. Considering that winning the Coppa Italia is all it has left, that’s a tempting deal.
Napoli vs Cremonese Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 20
- Napoli Victories: 10 (30 goals)
- Cremonese Victories: 2 (14 goals)
- Draws: 8
These two already met in Serie A. The game was at Giovanni Zini Stadium and Napoli showed no mercy. The Azzurri won 4-1, with Matteo Politano, Giovanni Simeone, Hirving Lozano, and Mathias Olivera as the scorers. Cyriel Dessers scored for Cremonese.
We surely expect goals in this match, as they’ve drawn 0-0 only three times.
Napoli vs Cremonese Match Information
- Match: Napoli vs Cremonese
- Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Diego Maradona Stadium, Naples
- Napoli vs Cremonese Live stream: fubo.tv
Napoli vs Cremonese Betting Lines
|Napoli||-2 +105||-410||O3 -140|
|Cremonese||+2 -135||+900||U3 +110|
Napoli vs Cremonese Picks and Prediction
Forget about an upset. Napoli is highly motivated and is one of the most balanced teams in all of Europe. The Azzurri are tired of being considered a secondary act. Winning the Serie A and the Coppa Italia would change that and they’re definitely on the right track.
Simeone and Lozano will be enough to drive Cremonese’s defense crazy, which is why my recommendation is to include the over at -140 in your soccer picks.