Hellas Verona vs Napoli Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview for Italian Serie A match on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Kick off 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET at the Stadio Paolo Mazza, Ferrara.
Verona resumed their footballing life post-lockdown with a solid 2-1 win against Cagliari on Saturday, keeping their bid for European football alive.
The Gialloblu are 7th in the table with 38 points and their Tuesday’s matchup with a Napoli is a 6-pointer with the visitors occupying 6th position in the ladder with a 1-point lead. This is an exceptional achievement for a team that just earned promotion back to Italy’s top football league.
What makes this match more interesting to watch is the fact that Ivan Juric’s men are on a green patch since mid-December, lost just 1 of the last 11 since (5 wins, 5 draws).
Napoli are fresh from the Coppa Italia triumph and hardly anyone other than their hardcore fans expected them to topple Ronaldo’s Juventus in the final at Rome last weekend. The match did went to penalties after goal-less 90 minutes.
The Gli Azzurri are on some good form on their own as well, they bagged 7 wins and 3 draws, losing once in the last 11 matches across all competitions.
In the Serie A, they raked up 5 wins from last 6, with an surprising 2-3 defeat to Lecce.
Anyhow, this will be a tight match, Ivan Juric’ team with lesser players are known for their high work rate, while Napoli have the same qualities under Gattuso, plus some individual brilliance.
Verona vs Napoli Head-to-head
The last 5 Serie A h2h games finished as Napoli wins, all with a -1.5 Asian Handicap.
Verona’s last win in this fixture came at this very ground in 2015.
But this remains to be their only win across all competitions between 2001 and 2019. A total of 17 matches, out of which 12 are Napoli wins with the points split on 4 occasions.
The current season’s reverse fixture was a 2-0 win for the team from Naples.
The last 7 h2h matches between these two sides at this ground saw over 1.5 goals.
Verona vs Napoli Prediction
This matchup is a David vs Goliath, not just on paper, but also on the football field.
And yes, Verona are playing good football this season, but they have not come good against elite sides.
Their comeback win at this stadium against Juventus is probably the best 15 minutes of football they played all season, but this give Gattuso an opportunity to sharpen his tactics.
If you look at the Napoli side, there is too much quality in every department. Their confidence will be sky high after lifting the Coppa Italia 7 days ago and two competitive games played in the process make them the fittest of the two sides.
So, expect nothing less than a Napoli win this Tuesday. And with a hunch, I will be backing the correct full-time score 2-0 in favour of the visitors,
Verona vs Napoli Best Tips
Napoli to win @ 9/10 (1.90)
Correct Score: Napoli 2-0 @ (6/5) 12.00 odd.