Napoli vs Chievo
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
One of the best teams in Italy hosts the worst. Napoli would be the sure-shot favorites to lift the title at the end of the season if only Juventus played somewhere else. As things stand, except for the Old Lady, no other team seem to raise enough challenge for Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
Chievo holds the rare distinction of having 0 points on the table after the conclusion of 12 rounds. They lost nine of their games and had drawn the remaining three. But the federation took three points off them for incorrect accounting practices.
Chievo comes into this game after a tough draw against Bologna. For a team that has not registered a single win yet this season, a draw is a good result. But it must be hard to share the spoils after leading at halftime. The final scoreline read 2-2.
Napoli orchestrated a comeback win against Genoa after trailing for almost half of the game. The win becomes sweeter as it was on the road for Napoli. Genoa scored their goal in the 20th minute, and the scoresheet stood the same till the 62nd minute. The match appeared to be heading towards a draw.
But the equalizer after halftime and an unlucky own goal by Biraschi in the 86th minute sealed the deal for the guests.
Napoli vs Chievo Head-to-head (h2h)
- Napoli has recorded the last seven wins in head-to-head games.
- Ancelotti’s men are on an eight-match unbeaten streak.
- Chievo is on a nine-match winless streak.
- Napoli is on a 15-game unbeaten run at home.
- Chievo is winless in their last seven games on the road. Six of them were losses.
Napoli vs Chievo Prediction
The hosts will take the available three points from this game in style. Napoli is already the best team in Italy bar Juventus, and they have the added home advantage against the worst team in the league, Chievo.
The home team is on an incredible run of 15 unbeaten games. The guests are winless in their last seven away games. As stats suggest, this match is not much of a contest.
In head-to-head ties too Napoli illustrates clear domination. They have recorded the last seven wins.
Along with Juventus, Napoli has scored the most goals in the league so far. Whereas, Chievo has scored the least number of goals, and conceded the most in the entire competition.
Napoli will win the match with comfortable ease. They will take both the halves. The winning margin will be more than two.
Napoli vs Chievo Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Napoli/ Napoli @ 1.40 (2/5)
EH (-2 for Napoli); Napoli to win @ 1.90 (9/10).