Verona vs Napoli: prediction for the Serie A match
Verona had a decent 2021-2022 campaign and finished the season in the 9h position with a total of 53 points. In their first official match of the new football year, the Mastiffs suffered a crushing defeat to Bari (1:4), thus bowing out of the Coppa Italia. Veloso and Ceccherini are suspended and won't take part in the game against Napoli.
Napoli started the previous season powerfully, but they couldn't keep up with Inter and AC Milan and finished in 3rd place. The team had the best defensive record in away games - they conceded only 15 goals. However, Napoli's central defender Kalidou Koulibaly was poached by Chelsea, so it is hard to say whether the team will be able to show the same performance on defense this season.
Napoli won 2 head-to-head games out of 7 with this score.
Napoli haven't conceded in 4 of their last 5 games.
Napoli are head and shoulders above their opponents and have superior quality in every position. They have picked up good team form in the pre-season. The hosts, on the other hand, had a terrible performance last week against Bari. The Neapolitans should win.
Our prediction - Napoli to win
We expect a large number of goals in this fixture. The visitors score a lot, but they have also conceded in four of their last five games. Verona conceded a total of 10 goals in their last three games. Take the over.
Second bet - total over 2.5 goals