Weblog: The football punter
Trust Napoli to focus tonight and at the Bridge
After watching how Milan turned up at the Emirates on Tuesday, I'm starting to wonder what attitude Napoli might show at Chelsea next week.
It's relevant right now because the Italians take on Cagliari tonight, and while normally you'd worry that they might save themselves for Stamford Bridge recent events suggest they might consider that particular job done.
That was certainly when Milan took their sightseeing tour of London to such extremes that they allowed a third-choice goalkeeper along for the ride as a sub rather than someone who might actually have been able to help them to a rather more stress-free night offootball.
And Napoli could hardly be blamed for viewing their trip to Chelsea in a similar light given the clowns they were confronted with at the heart of the Blues defence in the first leg.
I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for now and guess they will go to Stamford Bridge with the right attitude, but they should still be able to pick up three points along the way tonight anyway.
Walter Mazzarri is expected to pick his brilliant front three of Marek Hamsik, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani, while they've conceded only one goal in their last six matches at the other end.
You won't get rich backing them, but I'm gunning for a bigger payout on the Napoli/Napoli double result.