Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Serie A clash between Napoli and Hellas Verona, including predictions, team news and possible teams.
Their most protective, Naples they just want to be in touch with Serie A’s top four on Sunday, when they are there Hellas Verona.
After one win in five league games, the Italian champions are in danger of relegation; Meanwhile, Verona is struggling with relegation.
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Last time out, Napoli suffered a goalless attack that saw them fail to register a single shot on target, as their struggles continued at the Stadio Olimpico.
Trailing 0-0 with Lazio, the Partenopei have failed to score in seven of their last 10 league games – as many times as they did in their previous 59. In fact, they have conceded more times than any other Serie A team since then. November.
It was not a reason to try, as Napoli tried to shoot a lot this season; however, they also have the lowest shooting percentage among teams in the top half – just 8.6%.
The bad campaign continues for the holders of the Scudetto, who sit behind most of the clubs competing for European qualification, so that they can finish the top four and advance in the Champions League – where Barcelona awaits in the last 16 – is now their limit. desires.
Having won less than half of their home games, even a return to the Stadio Maradona will not inspire enthusiasm. Walter MazzarriThe team, even the visitors on Sunday, have not won a league game in Naples for 30 years.
All told, Napoli have lost just one of their last 13 Serie A meetings with Hellas Verona, winning six times while averaging more than two goals per game.
Although Verona have collected points in each of their last three trips under Maradona, they have still won just two of their 30 top-flight matches, losing 20 – their last win coming in January 1983.
As part of the mid-season fire sale, the cash-strapped Gialloblu sold a star Cyril Ngonge in Napoli last month, it’s the old man he wants Milan Djuric recently in Monza.
A number of unheralded players have also arrived on the international scene, as the struggling side look to pull themselves out of trouble – they are one of a handful of Serie A survival teams.
Last week, Marco BaroniThe men met another group in order to avoid a trapdoor, such as Ondrej Duda missed a penalty in their 1-1 draw with Frosinone: Verona have now missed four of their last six penalties – more misses than any other team this term.
After winning their first away game under Baroni – at Empoli, in August – Hellas have lost eight of their last 10, so taking anything from Sunday’s game can be seen as a bonus.
Napoli Serie A form:
Napoli form (all competitions):
Form of Hellas Verona Serie A:
After being without numbers for several weeks, Napoli are now boosted by the return of regular starters and some new faces: Frank Anguissa he has come from the Africa Cup of Nations, right Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is back in business following suspension.
Jens Cajuste and John Simeon he’s back to bans, he’s a brazilian defender NATHAN conflict after resuming full studies; however, Pierluigi Gollini he continues to be the deputy of the wounded Alex Meret in yoke, Piotr Zielinski he has a neurological problem, and Victor Osimhen he is still on duty for Nigeria in AFCON.
Despite his absence, there is competition for attacking positions, as Cyril Ngonge – who scored 11 goals in 34 games for Verona before moving to Naples – is battling to be selected by Simeone, Giacomo Raspadori and sign a loan Hamed Traore.
Meanwhile, Verona recently landed Tijjani Noslin up front against Frosinone, following the departure of Ngonge and Milan Djuric.
Due to the number of players in Scaligeri’s team, Marco Baroni has calls to make on Sunday, the defenders. Reuben Vinegar and Fabien Centon could start for the first time in Gialloblu colours.
Napoli are expected to start:
Goal; Di Lorenzo, Rahmani, Jesus, Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Cajuste; Politano, Simeon, Quaratskhelia
Hellas Verona possible starting line-up:
Montipo; Centonze, Dawidowicz, Magnani, Vinagre; Duda, Serdar; Suslov, Folorunsho, Lazovic; Noslin
We say: Napoli 2-0 Hellas Verona
Verona’s hand has been weakened by what happened in the transfer window, while Napoli have a number of men at their disposal this week. As a result, the ailing champions can take high points on the home stretch and push their visitors into danger.
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