Verona vs. Napoli Predictions & Betting Tips

Napoli get their Serie A campaign underway as they travel north to face Verona, and all Verona vs. Napoli predictions are likely to favour the visitors. Their hosts are under new management and will look to build on a solidninth place finish last season.

Verona vs. Napoli odds

1 – Napoli to win – 1/1

2 – Both teams to score – 4/7

3 – Over 2.5 goals – 13/20

4 – Osimhen to score anytime – 7/2

5 – A penalty in the match – 6/4

Gabriele Cioffi’s reign at Verona gets underway on Monday with one of the most difficult fixtures of the season. The visit of Napoli who won 13 of their 19 away games last season is very much a baptism of fire for the new coach.

Monday evening’s game will be no mean feat for the Napoli coach either however as this summer has seen one of the biggest turnovers in recent Partenopei history. Club captain Lorenzo Insigne and record goalscorer Dries Mertens both left at the end of their contracts whilst Kalidou Koulibaly was a big-money sale to Chelsea.

In their place Spalletti has been handed the promising Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and imperious Korean centre-back Kim Min-Jae. Whilst both may not have the prestige of their predecessors they follow the Napoli pattern of developing young players. Furthermore, fans will be pleased to see re-enforcements in the problem position of left-back, whilst Giovanni Simeone is being linked to provide competition for Victor Osimhen.

Napoli remain deserved favourites to win on Monday, and are a worth addition to an opening day accumulator, although the new signings could well cause disruption. In particular, the overhaul in defence should take some time to gel meaning that a punt on both teams to score could well pay off.

Much like their opponents Verona look more prepared up front than in defence and last season conceded more goals than any other team in the Serie A top 10. With the likes of Osimhen coming off the back of yet another solid campaign, a bet on over 2.5 goals to be scored or on the Nigerian forward to bag a goal anything looks a good move.

On the evidence of last year another shrewd move may be a bet on a penalty to be scored in the game. The Partenopei received and scored more spot-kicks than any other side with 14, roughly one every 2.5 games. Furthermore, the hosts on Monday, Verona were seventh in the penalty league-tables with eight of their own. Following these statistics the two teams average more than a penalty every other game.

How to stream Verona vs. Napoli

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Verona vs. Napoli last five matches

Verona last five matches

21-05-2022 19:45
14-05-2022 17:00
08-05-2022 19:45
30-04-2022 14:00
23-04-2022 19:45

Napoli last five matches

22-05-2022 11:30
15-05-2022 14:00
07-05-2022 14:00
30-04-2022 14:00
24-04-2022 14:00

Verona top goalscorers

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Napoli top goalscorers

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Verona vs. Napoli line-ups

Verona (3-4-3): Montipo; Dawidowicz, Gunter, Magnani; Faraoni, Ilic, Tameze, Lazovic; Lasagna, Henry, Barak

Napoli (4-2-3-1): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rahmani, Kim, Olivera; Anguissa, Ruiz; Lozano, Zielinksi,  Kvaratskhelia; Osimhen

Verona team news

Gabriele Cioffi has no injury concerns for his first game in charge although they could well lose star striker Giovanni Simeone to their Monday opponents. This should see new signing Thomas Henry start up front for the hosts with Kevin Lasagna and Antonin Barak in a supporting role.

Napoli team news

A changing of the guard at Napoli will see Luciano Spalletti field a widely different XI to that which finished last season. Summer signings Min-Jae Kim, Mathias Olivera and Leo Ostigaard could all step into defence whilst Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is expected to feature on the left wing.

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