Fading Napoli Needs Win over Chievo to Keep Title Hopes AlivePublished March 5, 2016 by Florin P
Defensive minded Chievo tries to end Napoli title bid (7:45 p.m UK Time).
After winning 8 games in a row in Serie A, Napoli seems to be sinking into near irrelevance and was also eliminated from Europa League. This should give them more time to focus on the domestic championship but recent performance is disappointing on many levels. A match against Chievo should present them with the opportunity of returning to their winning ways, but the visitors are a tough nut to crack.
No More Paloschi for Chievo
The visitors will travel to Napoli without their best striker, after the management decided to trade Paloschi to Swansea. The reason for why they made the transfer is that the team has no objective for the remaining season and only needs to finish above the relegation line. At the time of writing they have a significant lead over the struggling teams, so they are on the right track and need to stay there.
Away from home, they are not the best team in the Italian first division, but five victories are nothing to frown upon. Most of the goals were scored on the counterattack and this is how Chievo can be dangerous even against a vastly superior team. Their objective for this fixture is to keep a clean sheet if possible and they are unlikely to take big chances even if the hosts score early in the match.
Napoli Winless in Five Games
Despite its great offensive team and the fact that they’ve got the most prolific scorer in Serie A, Napoli is winless in the last five games. They were defeated twice and had to settle for one point in the next three games, which caused them an untimely elimination from Europa League.
Time is quickly running out for the home side and with Juventus now three points away, the players are under tremendous pressure. Bet365 Sports offers spectacular odds of 3/5 on Chievo not to be defeated by three goals or more. Savvy punters should bet against the favorite team once again and trust the visitors to cover the spread, because they’ve got the means to do it.