On Monday, the betting offer is somewhat weaker than it was in the past two days, but this day still brings us the grand finale of the Italian Super Cup, in which the teams of Napoli and Inter will measure their strength in Saudi Arabia. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 20:00.
Napoli: Can a lackluster Napoli win the Super Cup trophy?
We have often mentioned Napoli’s last season, which, against all expectations, led them to the Scudetto in a very convincing manner, with things being clear from the beginning of the second half of the championship. It was certainly unexpected that Luciano Spalletti would leave the team immediately after the championship title, and it seems that was when things started to go downhill for the team from the “Diego Armando Maradona” stadium. Rudi Garcia was appointed as the new coach, who, to put it mildly, did not find his footing at the helm of the current champions of Italy. After the dismissal of the former coach of Lyon, Roma, and Lille, Walter Mazzarri took the hot seat of the Neapolitans, the man who made Napoli a respectable first division team. It’s a big question whether this was the right solution for the controversial De Laurentiis, and at this moment, the team from southern Italy is in ninth place in the table, admittedly only three points behind fourth-placed Fiorentina, which is known to lead to a Champions League spot, so things may not look so bad, until we look at Napoli’s performance so far.
In twenty matches played, the team under Vesuvius has achieved nine victories, four draws, and as many as seven losses, which is certainly too much for a team that won the Scudetto last year. In the last five league matches, the club from Naples recorded two victories, two losses, and one draw, and in the last round, this team celebrated at their stadium against Salernitana, thanks to a goal by Rahmani in deep stoppage time. In the Champions League, the Italian representative left a quite good impression and, competing with Real Madrid, Braga, and Union Berlin, reached second place in the group and advanced to the round of 16, where the team from “Maradona” will face Barcelona in mid-February.
In the Italian Cup, the Neapolitans suffered a painful elimination by Frosinone, as that match in Naples ended with a shocking 0:4 victory for the visitors. It seems that Walter Mazzarri’s men delivered their best performance of the season in the Super Cup semifinal, where they defeated Fiorentina 3:0. Scorers for the current champions of Italy were Simeone and Zerbin, who scored two goals, and from the first to the last minute, the Neapolitans controlled the rhythm and overcame the currently fourth-placed team in Serie A without much trouble. Finally, for this final match of the Italian Super Cup against Inter, Mazzarri will not be able to count on Natan and Traore.
Inter: The Nerazzurri shine this season!
Inter is playing at a very high level this season, and it seems that the crown of their performances so far would be a trophy in the Italian Super Cup, where the Milanese giant will face Napoli, who unexpectedly won the Italian championship title last season. At this moment, Simone Inzaghi’s charges, who is doing a truly great job at the helm of the Nerazzurri, are in second place in the Serie A table, just one point behind the leader Juventus, but also with a game in hand, as Inter had a break this round due to their commitments in the Italian Super Cup.
In the last round, the Milan team played one of their best matches of the season and easily defeated Monza away, with the match ending 1:5. So far in the championship, Inzaghi’s pupils have played twenty matches, achieving sixteen victories, three draws, and only one loss, which was a big surprise against Sassuolo. In the Champions League, the Nerazzurri also played quite well and eventually, the Italian representative finished second in the group, with the same number of points as the leader Real Sociedad. For the round of 16 in Europe’s premier club competition, the Milan team drew Atletico Madrid, and it seems that a great two-legged tie awaits us.
The only competition where Inter has underperformed so far is certainly the Italian Cup, as Simone Inzaghi’s men were eliminated in the round of 16 by Bologna, after extra time, but it should be mentioned that their priority this season is still Serie A and the Champions League. Finally, in the semifinal of the Italian Super Cup, the former Italian champion played a top-notch match against Lazio, which ended 3:0, thus the Nerazzurri secured their place in the grand finale where they will face Napoli, a team that is nowhere near the one that strolled to the Scudetto last season. The Milan team took the lead after a goal by Tiram in the seventeenth minute of the match, and at the start of the second half, Çalhanoğlu increased the score from the penalty spot. Fratesi set the final score of 3:0 in the closing stages of the match. In conclusion, Simone Inzaghi for this final match will only be without Cuadrado, who, even if he were fit, would certainly not have been in the starting lineup.
Our Betting Suggestions
The impression is that Inter has not been such a big favorite against Napoli for a long time, regardless of the fact that it’s the Super Cup final, so we highly recommend you to play Inter to win (fr 2), for which Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 1.70.
Inter has been extremely efficient lately, while Napoli’s defense has had quite a lot of problems this season, and it really seems that the Nerazzurri could easily score at least two goals, so we advise you to try the t2 over 1.5 goals bet with odds of 1.72.
Finally, we believe that the current runners-up of Europe will achieve a victory in this match much more easily than expected, and thereby the trophy, so we suggest you try with the htft 2-2 bet, which Mozzartbet pays with great odds of 2.75.