Napoli will play Spezia in the Coppa Italia Quarter-Finals. Gli Azzuri defeated Empoli in the previous round and are the winners of the trophy in the previous edition.
Gennaro Gattuso, a manager under pressure according to reports, will be looking to get his team to advance to the semi-finals of the Italian Cup. The Partenopei team won the trophy last year, a feat they hope to repeat this time around.
The manager, however, will once again have to do it without some of his finest players. Dries Mertens and Victor Osimhen continue to be sidelined following lengthy injuries. Tiémoué Bakayoko will also be on the bench following recent injury concerns.
Here are the players likely to feature in the lineup for last year’s Coppa Italia winners:
Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina – Hysaj, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Labotka, Demme, Politano, Zielinski, Insigne, Lozano
Meanwhile, their opponents will relish the opportunity of challenging for silverware. Spezia is in 15th place in Serie A where they’ve been struggling for consistent form. The team’s predicted line-up is:
Spezia (4-3-3): Krapikas – Vignali, Erlic, Chabot, Bastoni; Pobega, Ricci, Maggiore; Verde, Galabinov, Farias
The Coppa Italia clash takes place tonight at 22.00 at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples.