We take a look at the matches that will be played in the 1/8 finals of the Coppa Italia during the middle of the week.
There have been plenty of great matches in the Coppa Italia this season and now it has arrived to the 1/8 finals which will see the likes of AS Roma and Napoli take on Empoli and Udinese respectively, according to Italian gambling news. The games of this round will start on Tuesday evening and will continue all the way through to Wednesday.
The Tuesdays’ games are guaranteed to be a thrill as Fiorentina takes on Atalanta at home while Inter will also play hosts against Sampdoria. Overall, the 1/8 finals of the Cup should prove pretty eventful considering the teams that are set to play against each other.
AS Roma vs Empoli and Fiorentina vs Atalanta
AS Roma are 2nd in the league and have accumulated a total of 41 points in Serie A. Although the Cup is a different competition from the league, it can still serve as a reference point for many teams and how they might perform against other sides in the Coppa. Roma have managed to record 7 wins, 3 draws and 0 losses while playing at home, which is an incredible achievement and serve as a precursor when they face Empoli at home on Tuesday evening.
• AS Roma looking to overcome Empoli
• Fiorentina and Atalanta will go head to head
• Napoli favorite against Udinese
Empoli are not enjoying the same level of success as the club from the capital are. The visiting side are 16th in the league and have only managed to notch 1 win, 5 draws and 3 losses while playing on the road. Online sportsbooks in Italy have earmarked them as outsiders 8.50 (15/2) for the match, while a draw between the two stands at 4.33 (10/3), an event that is not very likely as well. A win for Roma has been set at 1.40 (2/5), per Bet365.
Fiorentina are currently in 6th position in the league and they are fighting hard to enter the top 5 positions so they can qualify for European competitions next season. At home they have recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, stats that are rather concerning considering that they should have done better while enjoying home field advantage. Nevertheless, Bet365 has decided to give them favorite odds of 1.50 (1/2) against their next opponents Atalanta.
The visiting team (Atalanta) are way down in 15th place with only 20 points. While playing away from home they have sealed 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses which is why they have been branded as outsiders 7.00 (6/1) by Bet365. A tie does not seem to be on the cards for this game as it holds unlikely odds of 4.00 (3/1).
Inter vs Sampdoria and Napoli vs Udinese
Inter will hold Sampdoria on Wednesday evening and many football experts believe that they will be able to pull this one off. Bet365 has given them very encouraging chances 1.75 (3/4), despite the fact that they are not the same team that they used to be several years ago and find themselves in 9th place with a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses while at home.
Sampdoria have performed splendidly this season and now they occupy a high standing in Serie A. They are 4th with an overall of 33 points from 19 games and maintain a record of 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses away from home. Bet365 has assigned them underdog odds of 4.75 (15/4), while a tie has been set at a high 3.60 (13/5).
Udinese will travel to Napoli on Thursday evening where they will be looking to break up the party and win the game. However, their chances of doing that are quite limited taking into account their current standing in the league. They find themselves in 12th place and have a record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses while playing on the road, and their odds have been set at 7.00 (6/1).
Napoli on the other hand are 3rd in the league behind AS Roma and Juventus. At home they haven’t been that convincing (4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses), but for this game Bet365 has given them preferential odds 1.44 (4/9). Under Italian gambling laws, Bet365 has the right to offer an assortment of superb betting options which is why they are often the first choice for gambling when games are on.