Coppa Italia: Napoli vs Frosinone - Match preview, team news, predictions and possible lineups

Napoli vs Frosinone Match preview || Credit: Imago

Coppa Italia: Napoli vs Frosinone - Match preview, team news, predictions and possible lineups

Stephen Oladehinde 19:45 - 19.12.2023

The Coppa Italia's Round of 16 features a gripping clash between Napoli and Frosinone on December 19, 2023, at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

As the Italian champions, Napoli embark on their Coppa Italia campaign, they face a mid-table Frosinone team with a mixed bag of recent results​​​​.

Key Players to Watch & Possible Lineups:

Napoli: Key players such as Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia are expected to be rested, with Giovanni Simeone or Giacomo Raspadori possibly leading the attack. 

Napoli's possible lineup could include Gollini, Zanoli, Ostigard, Jesus, Rui; Gaetano, Lobotka, Cajuste; Lindstrom, Simeone, Raspadori​​.

Frosinone: Walid Cheddira, a Napoli loanee, might lead the attack for Frosinone. Their expected lineup is Cerofolini; Lirola, Okoli, Romagnoli, Monterisi; Bourabia, Barrenechea, Harroui; Baez, Cheddira, Caso​​.

Napoli team celebrating || Credit: Imago
Napoli team celebrating || Credit: Imago

Recent Form:

Napoli: Their form has been mixed, with two recent wins following a series of losses (WLWLWW)​​.

Frosinone: In Coppa Italia, they have had a successful run with two wins, but their overall form shows inconsistency (WWLWLD)​​.

Frosinone players celebrating || Credit: Imago
Frosinone players celebrating || Credit: Imago

Historical Head-to-Head & Rivalry:

Napoli has dominated past encounters with Frosinone, particularly at home. Frosinone has struggled on the road and has a poor track record against Napoli, adding to the challenge they face​​.

Player Injuries/Suspensions:

Napoli: Piotr Zielinski, Mathias Olivera, and Eljif Elmas are out due to injuries.

Frosinone: Luca Mazzitelli, Riccardo Marchizza, Reinier, and potentially Anthony Oyono are unavailable​​.

Tactics & Playing Styles:

Napoli: The are likely to field a mix of fringe and regular players, focusing on a balanced approach to keep their momentum going.

Frosinone: Will rely on their loanee talents, aiming to exploit Napoli's rotated squad.

Betting Tips & Predictions:

Prediction: Napoli is favored to win, with a predicted score of 2-1​​.

Betting Tips: A Napoli win is a strong bet, given their home advantage and Frosinone's away form challenges.

Conclusion, Time and Where to watch

The match time is 9pm WAT and for Nigerian viewers, it's best to check local sports channels for live coverage closer to the match, like SuperSports.

The game will be broadcast on sports channels that cover the EFL Cup. Fans can also stream the match live through various sports streaming platforms.