Napoli have been imperious at home in recent times and that trend looks set to continue against Chievo on Saturday.
Napoli v Chievo - Saturday 19:45, BT Sport Europe
Having reached the top of the league last weekend, Napoli handed the advantage straight back to Juventus following a bore draw at Genoa on Wednesday, which could have been worse if it weren’t for Pepe Reina between the sticks. Chievo, meanwhile, maintained their strong start to the season with a hard-fought victory over Sassuolo to leave themselves fourth in the table.
Maurizio Sarri will be glad to return to Naples where his side have been imperious recently, winning eight on the bounce and leading at the break in seven of these. In fact, they remained unbeaten at the Stadio San Paolo for the whole of last term and they led at the break in 12 of their 16 wins so we’re backing Napoli to be ahead at half-time and full-time.
Although they’ve started well, it would be a massive shock for Chievo to get anything here given their record when travelling to top-four clubs. Their last win came back in 2010/11 and they’ve gone W0-D5-L18 in the 23 matches since with six of the last eight defeats coming after losing the first-half. As a result, we fully expect Napoli to get back to winning ways and continue their dominant home form.