The Coppa Italia is Italy’s main tournament after Serie A. A special feature of this competition is the participation of first and second tier teams: in addition to the major league teams, Serie B and some Serie C teams also compete.
However, lower teams are unlikely to appear and very often drop out of the tournament during the preliminary rounds, which take place already in the first days of August, or more precisely, the 6th, in the case of the 2023/2024 season.
The final is scheduled for May 15, 2024, and the competition scoreboard already shows possible major clashes long before the final match. It is reasonable to expect a semi-final between Inter and Milan. Even before then, however, there could be quarter-finals worth a lot of attention, given that they could host a capital derby with Lazio and Roma, as well as the always interesting clash between Juventus and Napoli.
The big teams will only take to the field in January, in the final matches of the tournament.
This undoubtedly reduces the appeal of the competition, which is often ignored by the big teams precisely because they compete on multiple fronts, even on the European stage, which is clearly more lucrative for players in Melbet app with high odds.
There are several teams in the favorites bracket. Among them, according to statistical experts and also according to the specific odds of who will win the Italian Cup, it is impossible not to include Simone Inzaghi’s Inter, winner of the last edition: although the team is dealing with a market that is still open, the chances keeping the trophy in Milan is high.
Just behind the Nerazzurri are Napoli and Juventus, with very similar success rates. The Neapolitans are starting a new course under the leadership of Rudi Garcia, but hope to continue winning like last season, which ended with the success of a coveted championship that has been awaited for more than 30 years.
Juventus is also among the favorites due to its absence from European competitions: only two tournaments are an exception for the “old lady,” who is often used to fighting on several fronts. This could help Massimiliano Allegri’s side, aiming to win the trophy after two years without a title.
In fourth position in this particular bracket of favorites is Milan: Stefano Pioli’s team does not have much depth, with the exception of Leao, but has already demonstrated that its true strength is its group. However, the uncertainty surrounding the sale of Sandro Tonali weighs heavily: the midfielder has left for the Premier League, and the Devils will have to find new balances in midfield.
The debate about the importance of the group versus the individual may also apply to Jose Mourinho’s Roma: the Giallorossi last won the Coppa Italia in 2008, over a decade ago, and can lay claim to a return to the top step of the podium.