Hellas Verona vs. Napoli 1/24/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hellas Verona vs. Napoli 1/24/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Hellas Verona 7-6-5, Napoli 11-1-5

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Hellas Verona is hosting Napoli at Marc Antonio Bentegodi in round 19 in the Italian Serie A.

Verona is taking down the favorites as they come this season, and they have lost only 1 of their last 4 games. Verona is having a good season so far, and they are in 9th place with 27 points, 22 scored goals, and only 17 conceded goals. Verona is not an overly offensive team, but their defense is outstanding. In their latest Serie A game, Verona was playing against Bologna on the road, and they have had 52% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 77% of the correct passes. Verona has conceded a goal in the 19th minute from the penalty spot, and that is where their lack of offense came to light. Verona is having a tough time scoring goals, and they failed to do so here. Verona has lost this match 0-1. Zaccagni is the best player in Verona with 4 goals and 4 assists, while Barak added 3 goals and 2 assists. Benassi, Vieira, Veloso, and Ceccherini are all injured, while Favilli and Tameze are both still questionable. Verona will once again stay far away from the relegation zone, but I’m not sure they can reach the Europa League without more offense.

Napoli was on a 3-game winning streak until their Super Cup game against Juventus earlier this week. Napoli is struggling a lot this season, but despite that, they are in solid 5th place in the Serie A standings with 34 points, a great 40 scored goals, and only 16 conceded goals. Overall, Napoli is one of the best teams in Serie A, but they need to work on their consistency. In the said game against Juventus, Napoli has had 44% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. After losing in the 64th minute, Napoli has had a chance to tie the score in the 80th minute from the penalty spot, but they missed. Juventus confirmed their win in the 95th minute, and Napoli has lost 2-0. Insigne is the leading goalscorer for Napoli in Serie A with 9 goals, while Lozano added 8 goals. Mertens has 4 goals and 6 assists. Osimhen, Malcuit, and Ruiz are all injured. Gattuso has done a good job since he came to Napoli as the head coach, but now it’s clear Napoli needs reinforcements, and I hope they get some in the winter transfer window.

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Verona hasn’t won any of their last 7 games against Napoli, and they have had very little success against them in recent years. I expect from Verona to defend well, while Napoli will be looking to bounce back from their loss in the Super Cup. Napoli has been solid on the road this season, and I will take it.

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Goran’s Pick Napoli -150

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