Hellas Verona vs. Napoli Tips, Preview and Predictions

Bentegodi Verona

Napoli didn’t stay very long at the top of Serie A – and had already fallen from the summit before the defeat to Milan on Sunday. The Partenopei are still in the running for the scudetto but face a potentially tough clash away at Verona this weekend.

Where and when: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi – 13 March, kick-off 14:00

Where you can see Hellas Verona vs. Napoli: BT Sport

Last time: Napoli have traditionally enjoyed this fixture but the last two games have ended in 1-1 draws, including when these two met at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in November.

Hellas Verona vs. Napoli Predictions and Preview

Luciano Spalletti was visibly disappointed with the defeat at the hands of Milan last Sunday – a result that saw his Napoli side fall back down to third after going into the weekend top of Serie A. The truth is that the race for the scudetto is very close this season, but losing at home to one of your rivals is not a good look.

Now Napoli must travel to the Bentegodi this Sunday to take on a Hellas Verona that started the season in woeful fashion but has recovered well under Igor Tudor and is now four games unbeaten and challenging for one of the European places.

The goals of Giovanni Simeone have definitely helped with Verona’s rise up the table but it was on loan striker Gianluca Caprari whose spot kick earned a draw away at Fiorentina last week. Napoli will need to make more chances than they did against Milan if they are to get anything here.

Hellas Verona vs. Napoli full time result odds

Napoli go into this game as favourites even after the defeat to Milan. That was the first loss in nine Serie A games, to be fair, and as long as the attacking players receive the ball further up the pitch the visitors should have a chance. But Verona have talents of their own and will definitely give Napoli a game on Sunday. With so much on the line for both clubs, the draw at 12/5 might be the best value option.

Hellas Verona vs. Napoli both teams to score odds

Although Napoli failed to score at home against Milan last weekend, it was the first time that they have failed to find the net since before the end of last year. Hellas Verona have a similar goal scoring record. Both managers will be disappointed with the number of draws in that time but cannot fault their strikers. There should be goals here and both teams to score can be found at 8/11.

Hellas Verona vs. Napoli correct score odds

Milan ended what had been a very good unbeaten run for Napoli but they have tended to win games by the odd goal rather than destroy opponents recently. It has been Verona that has been boosting the goals for column. But even with that record, this game is likely to be a little tighter. A 1-1 draw is offered at an attractive 6/1, while the more adventurous might like the look of a 2-2 stalemate at 14/1.

Hellas Verona vs. Napoli first goalscorer odds

Much of what has been good for Verona this season has come through Simeone, but aside from the hat-trick against Venezia he has largely been quiet on the goal front recently. Caprari has been more prolific and is priced at 6/1. But for a Napoli player to find the net first you might want to take a look at Victor Osimhen at 4/1.

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