Napoli vs Verona
Italian Serie A
Date: 15 April 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Naples).
Napoli will return to their quest for Scudetto on Saturday afternoon when they play host to relegation-threatened Verona in the 30th round of the Serie A.
I Partinopei bounced back from the shocking 0-4 defeat at the hands of AC Milan by beating Lecce 1-2 on the road last weekend.
It was not the brightest of displays from Luciano Spalletti’s troops but it was still enough for important three points that kept I Partinopei 16 points clear atop the league table.
Spalletti now has the comfort of giving some of his key men a rest for the reverse fixture in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal against AC Milan on Tuesday night.
The hosts are still without the league’s top scorer Victor Osimhen who is out through injury. Nevertheless, we fancy their chances of claiming the spoils on the basis of Verona’s dreadful away form.
The visitors have taken no more than 5 points from 14 league fixtures away from Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi this season.
They have scored no more than seven goals in the process. Verona generally own the second-worst attacking record in the league and they will face problems trying to create in the final third against the competition’s second-best defense away at Stadio Diego Srmando Maradona.
It is, however, worth noting that Verona managed to pick up a huge three-pointer thanks to a super-late stoppage-time goal from substitute Adolfo Gaich last weekend against Sassuolo.
Napoli vs Verona Head-to-head
- Napoli destroyed Verona in the reverse game in the first half of the season, putting five goals past them in August last year at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
- Napoli have 9 wins and 5 draws in 14 home clashes against Verona.
- We’ve seen goals at both ends in each of the previous five head to head meetings between these teams.
Napoli vs Verona Prediction
Verona notched only 7 goals in 14 away games this season and they are now up against sovereign leaders who boast the second-best defensive record in the league with 21 goals allowed in 29 outings.
Regardless of their Champions League duties, we will back Napoli to win this to nil at the odds of 2.20. You can get the same odds for backing the hosts to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end.
Napoli vs Verona Betting Tips
Napoli to win to nil @ 2.20 (6/5)
HT/FT Napoli/Napoli @ 2.20 (6/5) odd.