Verona vs Napoli Soccer Betting Tips
Does the Partenopei stop the ascent?
At the restart, the SSC Napoli secured the sixth Coppa Italia and thus automatically qualified for the group stage of the Europa League. However, that does not mean that Partenopei is holding back in the fight for sixth place in the continuation of league operations.Therefore, it is important to defend that position against main pursuer Hellas Verona, who, with just one point behind, has the great chance of going past the Azzurri with a home three.
This is not surprising insofar as the forecast against Verona against Napoli is also influenced by the “head to head” comparison. And the SSC not only won the last five league games in Serie A against the Mastini with a goal difference of 12: 1, but Napoli won 13 of the last 16 league games against Hellas.
Because the overall Coppa Italia victory should inspire the Azzurri all the more and could give them a certain lightness for the final sprint of the season, we think it is most sustainable to play tip 2 at Verona against Napoli.
Verona – Statistics & current form
In 1985 the Hellas Verona Football Club, which was founded in 1903 by high school students in Verona, celebrated winning the Italian championship. To date, this Scudetto is the first and only title win for the Gialloblu, who have been to the Coppa Italie final three times and once reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.
The current millennium was characterized by instability. In 2002 the Scaligeri relegated from Serie A and five years later they even had to start in third class. Since then there have been a number of ups and downs. In the past four years alone, there have been two relegations from Serie A and a direct return. Last summer, fifth place in Serie B and a subsequent run in the playoffs were enough.
Pass the Partenopei with a home win
All the more, the mastini were once again the number one relegation candidate in the 2019/20 season. A role that they never fulfilled. On the contrary. Rather, the scaligeri are stepping up a return to international competition.
After the successful victory at the re-start in the 2-1 win over Cagliari Calcio, seventh place is currently on the books. The gap to today’s guest from Napoli is just one point. If Hellas Verona against Napoli tip 1 were too high odds, the Gialloblu would climb to sixth place.
Most recently four home wins in a row in Serie A
To beat the newly crowned overall winner of Coppa Italia, Ivan Jurić’s team certainly needs a good day. But at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi at home there have been good days without exception. There are currently four home wins in a row, including a 2-1 win over the high-flyer Juventus in the last home game before the break.
Overall, the Gialloblu are fourth on the home table of Serie A and also occupy this position in the 2020 annual table. Hellas Verona scored four points more than Inter Milan or the upcoming guest SSC Napoli in the current calendar year.
However, this home game against Partenopei is not without worry lines. Not only did Fabio Borini finally get a dismissal against Cagliari and is missing today, but with Valentin Eysseric, Matteo Pessina, Andrea Danzi, Matteo Lovato and Pawel Dawidowicz, five other players are injured. This cannot be easily compensated for by a team that is not as well staffed as most other first division teams.
Probable lineup of Verona:
Silvestri – Empereur – Kumbulla – Rrahmani – Lazovic – Faraoni – Amrabat – Agyemang-Badu – Salcedo – Verre – Di Carmine
Last games from Verona:
06/20 2020 Verona 2 – 1 Cagliari
03/08 2020 Sampdoria Genoa 2 – 1 Verona
02/16 2020 Udinese 0 – 0 Verona
02/08 2020 Verona 2 – 1 Juventus Torino
02/05 2020 Lazio Roma 0 – 0 Verona
Napoli – Statistics & current form
In the 2019/20 season, the SSC Napoli truly experiences a change of emotions. Last summer, the runner-up was won in the first season under new coach Carlo Ancelotti, but in the end the eleven points were missing in the final table to series champion Juventus Torino.
All the more the Partenopei took for players like Alex Meret, Konstantinos Manolas, Eljif Elmas or Hirving Lozano in hand to further close the gap to the Bianconeri. And it was all the more bitter for the southern Italians that not only did a large gap to the Zebre quickly develop again, but suddenly there was no longer even a top four position.
Back on track in 2020
It was due to an unprecedented negative series, in the context of which Carlo Ancelotti had to pack his bags last December, that the reigning runner-up was suddenly even to be found in the lower half of the table and was far behind a starting spot for the Europa League.
Even Gennaro Gattuso was unable to turn the tide at first and suffered five defeats to the debut, which the winning streak screwed up in twelve games. And then, out of nowhere, the Partenopei beat Juventus 2-1 and started a sensational race to catch up. In league operations, 15 out of 18 possible points were posted before the break.
Will the overall victory of Coppa Italia provide further tailwind?
And now the Azzurri have officially managed to gild a season that could have been a season to be forgotten. First, a 1-1 draw against the Nerazzurri was enough to solve the final ticket, and now Napoli prevailed against Juve on penalties and celebrated their sixth overall victory in Coppa Italia.
That should undoubtedly boost the tasks in league operations when it comes to further expanding the recent upward trend. In the eyes of the bookmakers, it seems very likely that it will continue with an away win for the promoted team. After all, at Verona against Napoli the odds in the direction of the Azzurri turn out.
Gennaro Gattuso currently has to do without Kévin Malcuit and Stanislav Lobotka, but recently the contract with goalie Dries Mertens was extended, who was one of the most valuable players, whose contract expired this summer, on the requests of a number of top European teams.
This is also a sign that the Partenopei are ready to attack fully on the remaining twelve game days, perhaps to close the gap of twelve points in fourth place.
Probable lineup of Napoli:
Ospina – Hysaj – Maksimovic – Manolas – Di Lorenzo – Zielinski – Lobotka – Ruiz – Mertens – Politano – Milik
Last games from Napoli:
06/17 2020 SSC Napoli (4) 0 – 0 (2) Juventus Torino
06/13 2020 SSC Napoli 1 – 1 Inter Milan
02/29 2020 SSC Napoli 2 – 1 Torino
Champions League final
02/25 2020 SSC Napoli 1 – 1 Barcelona
02/21 2020 Brescia 1 – 2 SSC Napoli
Verona vs Napoli Direct comparison
Head to head: 17-23-41
There have been a total of 81 clashes between Hellas Verona and SSC Napoli so far and with 41 games won, the Azzurri lead the head-to-head balance well ahead of the 17 Gialloblu wins.
23 draws round off the direct comparison, although it can be stated that there was a division of points between the two clubs in Serie A for the last time in April 1988. Since then there have been 16 winners in Italy’s top division – 13 times the Partenopei and three times the Mastini.
The last six competitive matches all went to the SSC Napoli, who last played with a goal difference of 15: 1 against the Scaligeri and also won the first leg on October 19, 2019 with 2: 0.
Verona vs Napoli Soccer Betting Tips
For Verona against Napoli, the prediction is of course not fully shaped by the very clear “head to head” comparison. Rather, two other factors play a more important role. On the one hand, this is the overall victory of Partenopei in Coppa Italia, which should give Gennaro Gattuso’s men a good tailwind.
On the other hand, it is the aspect that in addition to five injured players, Fabio Borini also has to pause suspended at the Gialloblu. That doesn’t make it easy to expand the recent positive series against a strong opponent.
Key facts – Verona vs Napoli tips
Napoli have won 13 of their last 16 league games against Verona, including the last five games in a row
The Gialloblu have all won their last four Serie A home games
Coppa Italia winner Napoli recently scored 15 out of 18 possible points in league operations
So we think it is most sustainable to play tip 2 at Verona against Napoli. After all, the Azzurri also scored 15 out of 18 possible points in league mode, showing that the crisis is over.
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