Napoli host Hellas Verona
Looking for their fifth win since the beginning of the season, Napoli host Hellas Verona in a match from the 8th round of the Italian Serie A. We will take a minute to examine this fixture at the Stadio San Paolo in our sure win prediction today.
Napoli are having some trouble with their form in the Serie A lately. In their last three games in the league, Carlo Ancelotti’s players won only once – against Brescia. At this moment Napoli are already six points behind the leader Juventus, which is not where they would like to be right now.
Before the international break Napoli won only a point during the 0-0 draw with Torino at the Olimpico. In this game Ancelotti decided to leave Jose Callejon on the bench, putting Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Hirving Lozano in attack. After the break he put Callejon and Fernando Llorente on the pitch, but the visitors didn’t score a goal after all.
Carlo Ancelotti must find a way to plan his team’s efforts, because just few days later Napoli will play against Salzburg in the Champions League group stage. This means that he could make some rotations in the line-up against Hellas Verona.
Speaking of Hellas Verona, the newcomers are now 10th in the league standings with 9 points, which is pretty good for them. After all, Hellas Verona’s main goal this season is going to be the survival.
In the previous round the newcomers won for a second time this season. They hosted the struggling Sampdoria at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, achieving a 2-0 win. The Moroccan centre back Marash Kumbulla opened the score for Verona, while Sampdoria’s Nicola Murri finished his own team with an own goal in the 81th minute.
There’s no doubt that Napoli are favourites against Hellas Verona at the San Paolo, but have it in mind that the visitors are not as weak as some expected at the start of the season. In our sure win prediction today we think that Napoli must look seriously at this game in order to win it.