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AC Milan vs Napoli

Competition – Coppa Italia

Stadium – Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Date: 29th January 2019

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Just a few days after they met in Serie A, these two Italian giants meet again in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal both looking to end the season with silverware.

Napoli have been following Juventus tit for tat in the race for the Scudetto, but their 0-0 draw with Milan at the weekend means that they have fallen more than 10 points behind the league leaders.

Milan are pushing hard to finish in a Champions League place, while Gennaro Gattuso is also fighting for his job as he may be fired if they fail to reach the Champions League by the end of this season.

Milan are just one point inside the last Champions League place and their fans would feel this competition is a distraction, however, they have reached two finals in the last 3 seasons and have a solid home record in this competition which could help them progress here.

Napoli are the last team to win this competition before Juve began their clean sweep since 2014.

However, in recent seasons they have been dismal and that is something that Carlo Ancelotti will be aiming to change this season.

The two times Champions League winner will be looking to beat his former side and show them that he is still the manager he was when he won many trophies with them.

Milan have earned consecutive 0-0 draws at home against Napoli and they have also failed to score inside 90 minutes in their last 5 games in this competition, so this could be another low scoring affair.

Bookmakers have priced Napoli up as slight favourites to come out on top in this tie.

Goal markets point to a low-scoring cup match as under 2.5 goals is currently trading odds-on while Dries Mertens is favourite with bookies to score the opening goal of the game.

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