Competition: Serie A
Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 7/10 @ Bet 365
In what is a real battle for that final European spot, newly crowned Coppa Italia champions Napoli will make the trip to an empty Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Tuesday evening.
Starting with the hosts, despite having to play over half an hour with 10-men, Verona marked their return from the enforced break with a 2-1 win against Cagliari and they have cemented their spot as Serie A’s surprise package. Bouncing back from their shock defeat against Sampdoria back in March, the top-flight returners know that three points in midweek would see them remarkably break into the top-six and leapfrog their midweek guests. With the mood around the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi at a continued high, Ivan Jurić’s men have gained a fearsome reputation from across Italy for their stellar displays on home soil. Including what was a famous 2-1 win against Cristiano Ronaldo’s defending champions prior to the break, Verona have now won each of their last four home matchups on the bounce and they’re unbeaten in Veneto since opening 2020.
As for the visitors, really making a statement last week and lifting the Coppa Italia thanks to a deserved penalties victory against Juventus, Napoli appear to have really found their feet under Gennaro Gattuso. Playing their way back into the European spots prior to the enforced break, the Blues now find themselves in the midst of a glittering seven-match unbeaten run and the mood around Naples will undoubtedly be at a season-high. Creating a string of chances against the Old Lady last time out and really starting to shine in the final third, the former AC Milan boss has seen his side make some drastic improvements on the road. Bagging their first piece of silverware in six years last week, Tuesday’s guests have now won their last five matchups away from the Stadio San Paolo and we should be in for another lively encounter in midweek.
Bet: Both teams to score at Verona vs Napoli 7/10 for Tuesday’s Serie A showdown @ Bet 365
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