The Big Wednesday Multiple: Napoli to get back on track in the Coppa Italia

Can Maurizio Sarri lead his Napoli team to Coppa Italia glory?
Can Maurizio Sarri lead his Napoli team to Coppa Italia glory?
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It's that time of the week where Paul Robinson selects a home win, an away win, a match to go over 2.5 goals and a match to go under 2.5 goals. Here are his selections...


"Back Juventus @ 1.57 (4/7)

Back Dag and Red @ 2.45 (29/20)

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Napoli v Verona @ 1.5 (1/2)

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Hull v Reading @ 1.53 (8/15)

The Multiple pays approximately 8.83 (8/1)"

Bet 1: Juventus (HOME) @ 1.57 (4/7)

A slow start to the season is well and truly behind Juventus and a sixth straight league win on Sunday moved them to fourth in the table - just six points behind leaders, Inter.

I don't expect Massimiliano Allegri to put out his best XI this evening but The Old Lady have taken this competition seriously in the past and he won't rotate too much given the opposition.

Torino are a solid mid-table outfit and they are unbeaten in four in all competitions. They are also well-rested following the postponement of their Serie A fixture at the weekend.

A trip to Turin rivals, Juventus, is probably the hardest test in Italian football though and I just can't see Giampiero Ventura's men having enough to avoid defeat. They were already beaten on this ground at the end of October and they have lost four of their last five on the road.


Bet 2: Dag and Red (AWAY) @ 2.45 (29/20)

Our away win will hopefully come from East Sussex this evening as Dagenham and Redbridge travel to non-league, Whitehawk, in the FA Cup, with the winners earning a trip to Goodison Park in the third round.

A 95th minute equaliser for Whitehawk is the reason why the National League South side are still in business in this season's FA Cup and while they are going well in the league, I can't see them avoiding defeat here, even with home advantage.

Dagenham aren't going too well in League Two as they've taken just 13 points from 21 fixtures, but it is worth noting that both of their wins have come away from Victoria Road. They've also performed well in the cups on their travels this term and they represent excellent value to continue that trend at Steve King's side.


Bet 3: Napoli v Verona (Over 2.5 goals) @ 1.5 (1/2)

We were let down by Napoli on Sunday night as goals were predicted and they duly went and had their first 0-0 at home since March 2013. I am prepared to give them a second chance though as I can see their Copa Italia clash with Verona being quite a high-scoring affair.

The visitors are rock bottom of Serie A having taken just seven points from their opening 16 fixtures. They are yet to win and with 26 goals conceded, they are shipping an average of 1.62 goals per game. Two of their last four on the road have seen this selection land as they were beaten 4-1 at Sampdoria and 3-2 at Frosinone.

Maurizio Sarri's side are a step up in class from those pair and prior to that 0-0 against Roma, they put five past Legia Warsaw on this ground and also beat Inter 2-1 in their previous Serie A fixture.


Bet 4: Hull v Reading (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.53 (8/15)

One place where I don't think that there will be many goals is the KC Stadium as Hull City host Reading in the Championship.

The Tigers have played 13 times at home this term in all competitions and 10 of them have ended with under 2.5 backers rewarded. They kept eight clean sheets during that period and only scored more than twice on two occasions.

Opponents, Reading, are on a downward spiral and Martin Kuhl is the current interim boss following the dismissal of Steve Clarke. He led them to a 1-0 defeat at Preston on Saturday and that followed up the 1-0 loss that The Royals suffered at the hands of QPR in their previous match.

Three of their last five on their travels have ended with two or fewer being scored and they have fired blanks in two of their last three. I wouldn't expect an attacking approach from them either as they will simply be out to avoid defeat and stop the rot that is three successive defeats.


Recommended Multiple

Back Juventus @ 1.57 (4/7)
Back Dag and Red @ 2.45 (29/20)
Back Over 2.5 Goals in Napoli v Verona @ 1.5 (1/2)
Back Under 2.5 Goals in Hull v Reading @ 1.53 (8/15)

The Multiple pays approximately 8.83 (8/1)


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