Napoli and Perugia measure forces at Stadio San Paolo, in a match for this phase of the Coppa Italia (8th Finals). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last confrontation was played on 15‑04-2006 and ended with the score: Napoli (2‑0) Perugia. In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since Perugia presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The house team will make its debut in this edition of Coppa Italia with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the house factor. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 20 suffered; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 26 goals scored and 19 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a loss away with Lazio by (1‑0). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Napoli won 3, drew 3 and lost 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 24 of their last 28 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 comeback.
Napoli arrives at this unmotivated game, after losing 1×0 to Lazio, thus adding their second consecutive defeat, both for the Italian championship. In this match for the Italian Cup, coach Gennaro Gattuso must keep the team in a 4-3-3, favoring a more dominant style of play, looking for spaces on the flanks to attack. Striker Milik is Napoli’s top scorer, with 10 goals scored. For this match, the local coach cannot count on Mertens, Koulibaly and Malcuit, all with physical problems.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the Coppa Italia (8th Finals) after having played previous qualifiers with: Sassuolo, Brescia and Triestina. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 22 suffered; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 14 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a home defeat with Venezia by (0-1). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Perugia won 2, drew 3 and lost 5. His defense has not been very solid, as he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has marked with regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 13 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never got the comeback.
Perugia comes for this match after a 0-1 defeat against Venezia, adding the second consecutive game without winning in the Italian second division. To reach this stage of the Italian Cup, visitors eliminated Triestina, Brescia and Sassuolo. In this match against Napoli, we must see a team in 4-3-3, with Dragomir, Buonaluto and Iemmello in the most advanced positions. The last player mentioned is the best scorer of this team in official games, with 15 goals scored. Out of this match due to injury is Gianluca Di Chiara.