Juventus vs Napoli | Italian Serie A | Date: Saturday 29 September 2018 | Kick-Off: 17:00 UK | Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin)
After the end of Derby Della Capitale, the second part of another juicy double is launched when Napoli will face Juventus on Saturday night. Last season, the Partenopei beat Bianconeri in the same field to reopen the Scudetto race, but they could not take advantage of it.
Can they fill the gap in La Vecchia Signora, who has won all six games which augur well for him?
Every time Juventus won their first six games, they managed to win the Scudetto. It does not seem right for its competitors, including Naples, and Carlo Ancelotti’s men will be determined to ensure that the defending champions do not make another national win in May.
It will be a real test of the real skills of Juve because the Bianconeri has not been really tested. Yes, they have won seven consecutive games in all competitions, but the only opponents they faced were Lazio and perhaps against Valencia when they fell to ten after the controversial ejection of Cristiano Ronaldo.
In both cases, they won 2-0. They had to face a bit more problems than expected against Chievo and Parma on the way, and Sassuolo tried to cause problems, but Juve was in control of the game.
For Napoli, they will want to compete against the stronger Italian team. The Partenopei have already faced difficult events, having to qualify to beat Lazio and AC Milan, but were beaten 3-0 by Sampdoria.
Ancelotti is still developing his new system, but Napoli has begun to improve from that big setback and will, in fact, be a real test of his own progress on Saturday night.
Juventus vs Napoli: Statistics of direct confrontations
- Juventus hope to win seven consecutive Serie A matches for the first time since the 1930/31 season
- Juventus have won 13 of last 20 home games against Napoli in Serie A (W13 D4 L3)
- However, Napoli beat them 1-0 last April, which was the first time that Partenopei beat La Vecchia Signora in Turin since October 31, 2009 (3-2).
- Napoli is undefeated in 33 of their last 35 away matches
- Juventus have won 12 of their last 13 home matches
Juventus vs Napoli: prediction
This game will be a real test for both parties. For Juventus, it will be a way to see how the Bianconeri treat a formidable opponent, especially the one who defeated them in their own last season.
For Napoli, it will be an opportunity to close the gap with the leaders of the league early in the season, because they certainly do not want La Vecchia Signora to open the gap to six at this time. A draw would be good for the hosts because they will always be undefeated, but there will be a small additional advantage to win this match because Napoli is a direct rival for the Scudetto.
Juventus vs Napoli: Tips for betting
- More than 2.5 goals to 2.00 (1/1)
- BTTS – YES to 9/10 (1.90)
- Juventus – WINS at 3/4 (1.75)