Milan vs Napoli Predictions and Odds Quarterfinals
Champions League 2023 – 24 Predictions
But look at what we have here, two of the three Italian clubs to reach the quarterfinals, a milestone that has not happened for 17 years. They face each other in a tough match in the second key of this stage of the competition. Both have performed well not only in the Champions League so far but also in Serie A. However, in the Milan vs Napoli Prediction there is a favorite to win these matches and move on to the next round, we tell you which one it is.
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Eleven years later the Rossoneri are back in the quarter-finals, alongside their league rivals, and as runners-up in Group E.
It’s been a long time since Milan have made it this far in the UEFA Champions League. Now, they reached the round of 16 as group runners-up, where they shared the field with English club Chelsea, Austrian club RB Salzburg and Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb. They would win three games and lose two; they scored twelve goals, but conceded seven. In the round of 16 their head-to-head would be against Tottenham, in the first leg they would win 1 – 0; in the return they would end up drawing, going on to play Milan vs Napoli in the next phase, after the aggregate 1 – 0. The scorer of the goal that would take them this far would be Brahim Diaz.
Stefano Pioli, coach of the Russoneri would go for the same lineup in both matches of the round of sixteen, a 3 – 4 – 2 – 1, betting on a numerical balance in all positions of his squad, with a connecting center between what was happening up top and the defense. Possibly they will have to make some more defensive adjustments due to the attacking and high pressing nature of the opponent with whom they will play this duel.
The Blues book their place in the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in history, after knocking out Frankfurt in the round of 16.
Napoli have never been able to get past the quarterfinals in this competition, now they have everything they need to get a step closer to the trophy, after almost two decades of the club’s recovery after declaring bankruptcy in 2004. They finished first in Group A, after winning four games and losing one; they scored 20 goals in these matches and conceded six. They shared this group stage with English club Liverpool, Dutch club Ajax, and Scottish club Rangers. In the round of sixteen they played against Frankfurt, whom they beat in the first leg 2 – 0 and in the return 3 – 0 for an aggregate of 5 goals to zero.
The leading scorers were Victor Osimhen, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Piotr Zielinski. They are ready to play Milan vs Napoli.
The technical director, Luciano Spalletti, implemented the same lineup in both matches of the preliminary phase, a 4 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3, a proposal that allowed them to retreat for the defense, as well as to build an articulated game with excellent long passes from the center to the attacking lines, and it has paid off! They have scored 25 goals so far in the competition.
Milan vs Napoli Preview Games and History
A little history of what both clubs have experienced previously in the Champions League.
This Milan vs Napoli will be the first meeting between them in the UEFA Champions League or any other European competition. Their recent duels all come back to Serie A, same that have ended quite even, even in the overall stats. At the moment, the home side are number one in their league, with a wide gap over their nearest rival, while the visitors are a few places below them.
Upcoming matches Milan vs Napoli
The first leg of the quarter-final will be on 12/04/23 at 21:00 at the San Siro stadium; the second leg, Napoli vs Milan will be at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, on 18/04/23 at 21:00. The winner will go on to play in the semi-finals against Benfica or Inter.
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Prediction for Milan vs Napoli Champions League Quarterfinals
There is no previous reference of these clubs in a competition at this level, but they have had recent meetings, and out of the last five in Serie A, the Russoneri have won two; while the Blues have won on three occasions. Their scorelines are not of great advantage of one over the other, each winning by the minimum. The odds for Milan vs Napoli are 40% for the visitors to win and 31% for the home side, with a possible score of 1 – 2.
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