• The last 10 meetings between these two sides has seen Napoli leading by eight wins to two.
  • Their last meeting in the top-flight was back in May 2001 – Napoli won 2-0, but they went on to be relegated to Serie B.
  • Since then, these two sides have met six times in Serie B, with Napoli unbeaten (W2, D4).
  • Verona have won the last two home games against Napoli in Serie A, but previously the Partenopei had won three games in a row away to Verona between 1988 and 1992.
  • After losing three games in a row, Verona have picked up 10 points in their last four Serie A games.
  • Verona have collected 32 points this season; assuming 3 points rewarded for a win, they did better only in season 1984-85 (37 pts) when they won the league.
  • Napoli have alternated one win to one draw in their last five Serie A matches, keeping a clean sheet just in the last fixture against Sampdoria.
  • Luca Toni has scored just one goal in Serie A against Napoli, fewer than against any other opponents amongst the sides currently in the top-flight (alongside Juventus).
  • Luca Toni has been involved in six of Verona’s last seven Serie A games (four netted and two assisted).
  • Gonzalo Higuain has been involved in 14 of Napoli’s goals this season (nine goals and five assists), as many as Cavani in the previous Serie A campaign after same number of MDs.