The winner of Wednesday's big Derby del Sole will earn a spot into the Coppa Italia final. William Hill has great odds for the game, and like the first leg expect lots of goals.
The Derby del Sole is easily one of the most enjoyable in world football. Always full of suspense, Wednesday's second leg semi-final will determine who gets to the Coppa Italia final.
The first leg was a thriller with Roma pulling out a 3-2 win at the Stadio Olimpico, but Napoli was able to take two very valuable away goals. The home team is slated to win today, with British bookmaker William Hill giving odds of 2.30 for the outright win and the same to simply advance to the final. I like the 4.00 for both teams to score and Napoli to pull out the win.
Napoli is 8-1-3 at home this year in league play, won its last pair of Coppa matches at home against Atalanta and Lazio respectively, and is coming off a 3-1 home win over AC Milan on Saturday.
A Roma victory is at 3.10 for the outright win and 1.57 to qualify. The tightest defence in Italy only needs a draw to advance, and the 3.30 offered for the draw is going to attract a lot of interest.
Consider a Gonzalo Higuian goal at 2.20 during the game. The Argentine is third in Italy in scoring with 12 goals this season, and with Roma missing defensive stalwarts Balzaretti and Dodo, it is a prime opportunity for him to strike.
Another consideration certainly must be Gervinho, who delivered two goals for Roma last time out including the late winner. He comes in at a decent 3.00 to hit the back of the net.
The O2.5 can be had at 1.67, which isn't that good so consider the O3.5 at 3.00 instead. This bet hit in three of the last five games between the two sides, including the five-goal result from last week.