Hellas Verona vs SSC Napoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hellas Verona vs SSC Napoli Match Prediction

By Phill Barrs

Hellas Verona v Napoli betting tips & predictions

Promoted Hellas Verona will face a massive step up on Saturday when they play host to Napoli, who are all just about assured of advancing to the Champions League group stages. Hellas Verona finished Serie B in second last season, while their free-flowing visitors came in third in the top flight. Hellas Verona's last match was a Coppa Italia victory at home to Avelino. They won the match on Sunday 3-1 thanks to a first half brace from Daniele Verde and a late goal to seal the match by Bruno Zuculini. Their opponents Napoli faced Nice at home in the first leg of the UCL playoff tie on Wednesday, winning 2-0 in a match where they easily could have won by five or six. They got off the mark with a goal from striker Dries Mertens before they doubled their lead through Joringho's penalty. They now take a two goal lead to France for the second leg next week. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Napoli have won five of the last six matches against Hellas Verona, scoring more than twice in each of those except when they lost and were held scoreless back in 2015. Other than that, they have been dominant of late and have a decided advantage as they have kept virtually the same team completely together. This gives their manager Maurizio Sarri the chance to build on what they did last year and do it bigger and better. Playing against a promoted side was already going to be easier, but playing against one that has been put together quickly is going to make it an even bigger slam dunk.

Napoli to win by two or more can get you 11/10 via a handicap of -1.

Dries Mertens to score a goal, in a half in which you pick, is set at 9/4. He's a striker on fire and links up very well with his teammates, so it's always a good bet to back him.

Hellas Verona saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Hellas Verona saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against SSC Napoli

SSC Napoli saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

SSC Napoli scored over 2.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Hellas Verona

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Hellas Verona Form Guide

Hellas Verona Team Logo

Hellas Verona

Won

1

Draw

0

Lost

9
L A

31-03-2018

Serie A

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

04-04-2018

Serie A

Benevento Team Logo Benevento

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Serie A

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Serie A

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

23-04-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

29-04-2018

Serie A

SPAL 2013 Team Logo SPAL 2013

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

13-05-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

19-05-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

SSC Napoli Form Guide

SSC Napoli Team Logo

SSC Napoli

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

18-03-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

31-03-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Serie A

ChievoVerona Team Logo ChievoVerona

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

15-04-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-04-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

22-04-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Serie A

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Serie A

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-05-2018

Serie A

Crotone Team Logo Crotone

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Hellas Verona Preview

Hellas Verona will be hopeful that Nice will be a little bit distracted by their tie with Nice that is currently going on. While that might be the case, it will not be as much of a distraction after their 2-0 win in comfortable circumstances on Wednesday night. Hellas are going to need to play one of their finest matches ever if they are to compete at this level against this Napoli side that can score goals against literally anybody in the world right now. Manager Fabio Pecchia has his work cut out for him, especially with three defenders out already. They have signed Martin Caceres, though, and it's hoped that he, center midfielder Bruno Zuculini, and winger Alessio Cerci will prove to be shrewd buys. They have a lot of experience in the side that they have added along with some young players on loan, but they will have a tough time against the top teams like Napoli.

Hellas Verona Team News

Hellas Verona will already be without three center backs through injury. Riccardo Brosco, Matteo Bianchetti, and Antonio Caracciolo all miss out due here, making their task harder than it already was defensively.

SSC Napoli Preview

Napoli might have one eye on that second leg in France, but in truth they should be able to go there and get a result to see them through with a secondary squad if they chose to. Such is their strength now that they could do that, though it would be unexpected. Napoli have a very strong core in attack, and they have all remained at the club so far. They link up very well and interchange positions freely, making defending them very difficult. It's why they scored against Real Madrid when no one else could seem to break down the now two-time defending European champions. Center midfielder Marek Hamsik was rested for part of the Champions League tie, him and Dries Mertens to be prepared fully here.

SSC Napoli Team News

Napoli have no injuries or suspensions to deal with, so they will be free to choose any side they want. A little bit of rotation is likely, but they won't change way too much as they want to try and contend for the league this season.

Hellas Verona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

SSC Napoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hellas Verona vs SSC Napoli Sidelined Players

Hellas Verona
23 Riccardo Brosco Injured
22 Matteo Bianchetti Injured
14 Franco Zuculini Injured
SSC Napoli

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Nicolas 190 85
26 CD Martin Caceres 182 70
75 CD Thomas Heurtaux 183 78
69 RB Samuel Souprayen 187 70
28 LB Alex Ferrari 183 70
77 CM Marcel Buechel 175 69
20 CM Mattia Zaccagni 176 75
2 CM Romulo 178 75
7 RF Daniele Verde 168 65
10 CF Alessio Cerci 180 70
24 LF Daniel Bessa 173 68
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Pepe Reina 187 85
23 LB Elseid Hysaj 182 70
31 RB Faouzi Ghoulam 186 78
26 CD Kalidou Koulibaly 195 89
21 CD Vlad Chiriches 183 75
20 CM Piotr Zielinski 177 64
17 CM Marek Hamsik 183 79
42 CM Amadou Diawara 184 74
99 CF Arkadiusz Milik 186 78
7 LF Jose Maria Callejon 179 73
24 RF Lorenzo Insigne 163 59