Marco Tardelli is “betting on Napoli” to win the Scudetto and beat Athletic Bilbao for the Champions League.
The former Italy Under-21 Coach and assistant manager to Giovanni Trapattoni on the Republic of Ireland bench spoke to Il Mattino newspaper.
“The top three in Serie A last season still have something more than the other competitors,” Tardelli said of Juventus, Roma and Napoli.
“Roma will repeat their success, as they were strong on the transfer market. The unknown quantity is how they will handle playing in both Serie A and the Champions League.
“As for the Scudetto, I am betting on Napoli. They have two things the others do not: a huge crowd and enthusiasm.”
The Partenopei need to get past Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League play-off to join Juve and Roma in the group phase.
“I think they’ll manage it,” added Tardelli.