Betting Tip: Chievo Verona v Napoli
Serie A leaders Napoli take on Chievo on Sunday afternoon, with Maurizio Sarri’s men hoping to consolidate their three-point lead over rivals Juventus in the standings. However, with their opponents currently sitting in mid-table in Italy, it could well be that Napoli do not have things all their own way at the Stadio Marc’Antonio betegodi.
Italian Serie A – Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Chievo – Sunday 5th November – 14:00 UK Time
Best Odd of: 6/5 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 15/4 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 15/2 at Ladbrokes
With ten wins from eleven matches at the start of the season, in-form Napoli are the favourites to maintain their lead at the top of the table with a win over Chievo this weekend. However, having come unstuck away at Sampdoria last time out, the home side will be looking to make amends on Sunday, with manager Rolando Maran looking to inspire what would be the biggest shock of the season in Italy so far. Let’s take a look at the two teams, as well as our top betting tip for the match.
Chievo Verona Team News & Form
Despite drawing level in the first half of their encounter with Sampdoria at the weekend, Chievo were punished by three subsequent goals at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, making it two straight defeats for Maran’s men. Chievo have failed to fire on all cylinders in front of goal so far this season, with the emphasis now on Riccardo Meggiorini to start delivering, especially given the fact that Roberto Inglese will be unable to feature against his parent club. Despite this, Chievo are a team who are difficult to beat on home turf, with Maran undoubtedly keen to end his sides unbeaten run.
Napoli Team News & Form
With ten wins and one draw from their eleven Serie A matches to date, it is little wonder that Napoli find themselves top of the table going into the weekend fixture at Chievo. Sarri’s men are in incredible form, with their latest success over Sassuolo demonstrating their ruthless streak. Belgian international Dries Mertens scored once again in this match, taking his tally for the season up to ten. However, it is Ciro Immobile who is stealing the show for Napoli, with the striker already having 14 goals to his name. The duo, alongside Spaniard Jose Callejon, are set to provide the Chievo defence with no end of problems come Sunday afternoon.
Head to Head
The two teams have met on 18 occasions in the past, with Napoli having won 11 of those contests. With the league leaders having taken six points off their opponents last season, thanks to 2-0 and 3-1 successes, it is little wonder that many are predicting them to once again get the better of their rivals.
Betting Odds and Predictions
Given their recent performances and their position at the top of the table, it comes as little surprise that it is Napoli who are the favourites for victory with the majority of bookmakers. They can be backed at best odds of 15/2 with Ladbrokes, while Ladbrokes offer the home side odds of 6/5 to claim all three points.
Top Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on there being over 2.5 goals during the 90 minutes in Moscow, which can be found at best odds of 4/7 at William Hill.