Verona vs Napoli: Goals to flow in early Serie A clash

Verona vs Napoli: Goals to flow in early Serie A clash

Odds: Verona 27/4, Draw 7/2, Napoli 2/5

Kick Off: 1945, 19/08/2017

Stadium: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi

TV: BT Sport

Verona return to Serie A after a season in Italy’s second tier and will hope to catch Napoli at just the right time on Saturday night.

The visitors could be forgiven for not being 100 per cent focused on this clash, which comes in between two Champions League play-off tussles with Nice.

We’re snapping up 4/5 for both teams to score as the first of our Verona vs Napoli betting predictions.

A Look At Hellas Verona’s Betting Odds

Verona finished rock bottom when last playing at this level, winning just five games all season, although they did avoid defeat in over half of their 19 home fixtures.

A drop down gave Fabio Pecchia, former assistant to Rafael Benitez at Napoli, Real Madrid and Newcastle, the chance to rebuild and they pipped Frosinone to the second automatic promotion spot.

One key to coming straight back up was the return to form of ex-AC Milan and Italy forward Giampaolo Pazzini, who topped the Serie B scoring charts with 23 goals.

Pecchia will now hope to get a similar response from Alessio Cerci, having snapped up the 14-times capped Azzurri winger following a lean couple of years for the 30-year-old.

With Daniele Verde, on loan from Roma, having caught the eye with a brace in a Coppa Italia win over Avellino last weekend, 31/10 for the hosts to net more than once is included in our Verona vs Napoli betting tips.

A Look At Napoli’s Betting Odds

After being runners-up to Juventus in Serie A a couple of seasons ago, Napoli finished strongly to be a close third last term.

They signed off with a 12-match unbeaten run in this competition, which included 10 wins and a draw against the champions.

With nine goals scored in their final two away wins at Torino and Sampdoria, Maurizio Sarri’s side ended up netting a division-high 50 times on the road.

All of the key personnel have been kept on board, so it will be a surprise if they are not up at the right end of the table once more.

Looking at the Verona vs Napoli odds, we’re having a speculative punt on the visitors to prevail 3-2 at 22/1.

Additional stats

Last result:

VERONA 3-1 Avellino – Daniele Verde (2), Bruno Zuculini

Sampdoria 2-4 NAPOLI – Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Marek Hamsik, Jose Callejon

Head-to-head: Napoli 3-0 Verona, Napoli 3-0 Verona, Verona 0-2 Napoli, Verona 2-0 Napoli, Napoli 6-2 Verona

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