On April 12, the San Siro will host the first match of the 1/4 finals of the Champions League, in which Milan will meet with Napoli. The start of the fight is scheduled for 22:00 Kyiv time.
The club in 2023 leaves a rather controversial impression. After a pause, it turned out to get together and defeat just Napoli with a score of 4:0, and on the road. But don’t forget about previous failures – 0:3 in the Super Cup and relegation from Torino to Coppa Italia, failures in Serie A… What are the results in March, when they scored only 1 point in 3 matches. It is clear that the Rossoneri there reduce the task of maintaining not the title, but a place in the top 4. At the same time, there was definitely a breakthrough in the Champions League, especially against the backdrop of previous years. In the autumn of 2021, having returned to the tournament, the Italians finished 4th in their group. Now we managed to reach the playoffs, and then we went to the 1/4. True, for this, in the quartet, it was necessary to bypass Dynamo Zagreb and Red Bull Salzburg, and in March-February, with Tottenham, everything was decided by 1 goal in 180+ minutes.
The team, such an impression, has already switched to celebration mode since the pause for the matches of the national teams. Even the problems of the leading scorer, Osimhen, do not fully justify the fact that the leader Calcio lost to the red-blacks in his arena, and even immediately 0:4! However, neither this nor De Laurentiis’s showdown with the fans seriously affect the overall situation in the domestic arena. Moreover, in the last round of Lecce, the team won, not without difficulty, but. More importantly, will it be possible to maintain the former courage in the Champions League. There, the parthenopes won the group in great style, winning the first 5 matches. And in the 1/8 finals, Eintracht was not really noticed, having defeated him both in Frankfurt am Main and at home.
Prior to the mentioned recent 0-4 in Naples, there was a 2-1 win by Khwitcha and company at the San Siro in September. In total, in 6 head-to-head matches in a row, the guests have strictly won in this pair.
Bookmakers consider the pair to be fairly equal. But Napoli must take into account the recent lesson, so we bet on his victory with a handicap of 0 with a coefficient of 1.88.
April 12, Wednesday