SCOTT PETERSON - Monday, February 13, 2012
Micheal Bradley and Chievo Verona are set to lock horns with SSC Napoli on Monday as the Veronans look to crack the 30 point mark with a victory.
After succumbing to Parma on an own goal a week ago, Mimmo di Carlo's boys will look to get back to winning ways as they make the long journey south to Naples to tackle a SSC Napoli team that has been struggling in the Serie A, while concentrating its efforts to progress in the Champions League.
Napoli comes into the match with a modest 31 points and in seventh place.
Despite their domestic struggles, di Carlo singled out their attacking verve as one of the best in the entire league feeling quite certain that the attacking quartet of Ivan Lavezzi, Goran Pandev, Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik will be a handful to contain come Monday.
For his part, Mimmo di Carlo will have the pick of the litter to choose from as his team come into the affair with neither injury concerns, nor any suspensions.
With a victory Bradley and the Flying Donkeys would have 30 points and, depending on how the results in the lower half of the standings turn out, could have a more than ten-point cushion to a relegation spot.
Kickoff is scheduled for Monday night at 8:45 local time.