Juventus and Napoli clash at Allianz Stadium in Turing in the derby game of the Serie A round 31. Both units had obligations on the international stage, with the hosts having more success than the visitors. Napoli was eliminated by Milan in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, while Juve overcame Sporting and the atmosphere in Lisbon, advancing to the semis. This isn’t the only thing that boosts Juve’s morale. They got back 15 points deducted earlier this year, and are currently second holding the UEFA Champions League ticket.
More football previews for this weekend:
- Newcastle vs. Tottenham
- Arsenal vs. Southampton
- Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid
- Bayer Leverkusen vs. RB Leipzig
Juventus vs. Napoli Preview
Juventus (+185) had a wonderful week, as they played 1-1 in Lisbon, keeping the one-goal edge from the first leg with Sporting. The game in Portugal was more than exhausting and thrilling, and it took a lot of energy from Allegri’s boys, but they won’t have an alibi for another failure against Napoli.
The humiliation from the first meeting still rings in their ears, and there isn’t a better moment to hit back at the guests from South, who are experiencing a massive morale-killer after their failure in the UCL.
Juventus is very confident at home, not losing in the past nine events at Allianz Stadium in all the competitions and keeping clean sheets on five occasions. In general, the team is playing solid football, and we need to add that Juve slowly improves and evolves.
Napoli (+160) lost the form in the worst possible moment of the year. They have secured the Serie A title, but the Champions League was something that was supposed to crown this campaign. However, that won’t happen.
A 1-1 draw against Milan was the third straight event in which Napoli couldn’t win, and the fourth over the past five events. In three of them, Spalletti’s unit couldn’t score, which was their biggest strength throughout the year. Osimhen’s injury turned out to be a hit that ruined everything.
Napoli’s performances on the road have been pretty convincing, with them winning eight straight events before losing to Milan at San Siro in the first quarterfinal leg.
Moise Kean is out for the hosts, the same as Kaio Jorge.
Amir Rrahmani, Matteo Politano and Mario Rui are all out for the guests, while Pablo Simeone remains questionable.
Juventus vs. Napoli Head to Head Games
Napoli stuffed five goals in Juve’s net at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, beating the great rivals 5-1 in the first meeting. The last game at Allianz was in January 2022, and there were no winners, 1-1.
The past four direct meetings have seen both teams netting, while when looking at the games in Turin only, Napoli didn’t win since 2018, suffering four defeats in a row before that draw.
Juventus vs. Napoli Prediction
Juventus is on the rise, and the team’s morale has hit new heights. The Old Lady plays significantly better football now than some three or four months ago, and the hosts have a massive motive to beat the upcoming rival. Napoli needs to recover from the shock, and rise above the adversities. There won’t be any pressure on their back, and we are sure Spalletti’s crew can strike at least once. That’s why we pick both teams scoring with the odds at -110.
Pick: Both teams scoring -110
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