Serie A – Matchday 38
Napoli vs Verona – 24th May
Venue – Stadio San Paolo
The Road to Top 4
Napoli has been in incredible form in the recent weeks and will be looking forward to solidifying their position in the Serie A standings. They have the destiny in their own hands to qualify for the Champions League and score a win against Verona.
Napoli is currently in the 4th position with 76 points in the Serie A standings and just have a point lead against Juventus who is in the fifth position. A win is a must for Napoli, if they fail to win, and Juventus win, then their hope to qualify for the Champions League would come to an end.
Napoli’s possible starting lineup: Ospina, Osimhen, Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Hysaj, Insigne, Ruiz, Demme, Manolas, Lozano, and Zielinski
Verona has been inconsistent this season and will be looking to return to winning ways in their season’s last match. It will be a matter of pride to win this game against Napoli by giving them a tough competition.
Verona is currently in the 10th position in the Serie A standings with 44 points and a win couldn’t change their fate to move up anymore. So they are going to give their best to make this their 12th win this season.
Verona’s possible starting lineup: Dimarco, Pandur, Kalinic, Ceccherini, Gunter, Bessa, Veloso, Faraoni, Tameze, Lazovic, and Zaccagni
Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly will be ruled out from their final match this season because of his calf strain. Nikola Maksimovic will be back in this game having cleared the protocols after suffering from COVID-19. Stanislav Lobotka will also be back in this game after missing out on previous matches because of tonsillectomy.
Verona’s Antonin Barak will not be a part of this match because of suspension, Ronaldo Vieira will also miss out due to his thigh problem. Marco Benassi is also doubtful to be included in the playing 11 due to his calf strain. The skipper Miguel Veloso will be back in the squad for this matchup as he made his return from neck surgery recently.
Head to Head
Napoli has performed extremely well against Verona and has a record of 17 wins of their last 21 Serie A matches against Verona.
The last time these two teams faced each other, it ended in a 3-0 victory for Verona. Verona will be looking forward to a win to end their season on a high note.
Prediction and Betting Tips
Napoli’s phenomenal form this season has brought them here, and we expect them to win 2-0 in a tough game against Verona and cement their position to qualify for the Champions League. The betting tips indicate that Napoli will give their all, to be in the top 4.
Napoli is on the better side in comparison as they are betting favourites with their pre-game betting odds at 1.20. Verona’s betting tips show us that they are the underdog in this matchup with their pre-game betting odds at 13.00 and the pre-game betting odds for this match to end in a draw is 7.25