Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi when Verona and Napoli take on each other in the Serie A season opener. The Mastini are low on spirits following a heavy Coppa Italia defeat to Bari (1-4), but it is well known that they are tough to beat at home. New recruit Thomas Henry is widely expected to make his Verona debut against Napoli, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Neapolitans, on the other hand, continue life without Lorenzo Insigne and Kalidou Koulibaly, but the club chiefs did well to sign the likes of Min-jae Kim, Leo Ostigard, and Mathias Oliveira in the summer transfer window. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards in the City of Love as Verona have turned their stadium into a real fortress. Forward Matteo Politano misses out with injury for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Kevin Ruegg):
Kevin Ruegg is a FC Zurich product. Ruegg was born in Uster, Switzerland on August 5, 1998 and he made his senior debut with FC Zurich on February 26 in a 4-1 win over Wohlen. The Swiss footballer made only nine appearances for der Stadtclub in the Challenge League, but he established himself as a first-team regular in the 2017/2018 Super League campaign.
Kevin Ruegg made 31 appearances for FC Zurich in the Swiss top flight, providing three assists for his teammates in the process. His main position is full-back, but he is used as defensive midfielder and central midfielder as well.
The 173-cm tall footballer wears No. 22 jersey at FC Zurich and his preferred foot is right. Kevin Ruegg has four caps for the Switzerland U19 team and he made his debut for the Switzerland U21 team on September 5, 2017 in a 1-1 draw with Romania in the Euro U21 qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.