Juventus vs Napoli Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Juventus look to make it six wins from six in this weekend’s top-of-the-table Serie A clash with Napoli, who sit three points behind the defending champions.
Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus are once again the team to beat in Italy’s top-flight and still boast a 100 per cent record after five rounds of matches this campaign.
It has not all been plain sailing for the Old Lady, who needed an injury time strike to beat struggling Chievo and also scraped single goal victories over Parma and Sassuolo.
And last Sunday, Juve were in danger of a previously unthinkable draw at Frosinone, who are still yet to even score a goal this season, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to break the deadlock in the final ten minutes in a 2-0 win.
Despite clearly not being at their best, the Turin club possess a winning mentality and ability to do enough to get the job done that is almost unmatched in world football.
Despite Napoli’s promising start to the campaign under Carlo Ancelotti, Juventus will once again demonstrate why they have been crowned Scudetto winners in each of the last seven seasons.
The Partenopei, runners up to Juve last season, were widely tipped to struggle this term following the summer departure of Maurizio Sarri, their lack of activity in the transfer market and the likes of Inter, Milan and Roma recruiting heavily.
heir only League setback to date was a 3-0 reverse at Sampdoria. Tough-looking tests against Lazio, Milan, Fiorentina and Torino have all been successfully negotiated as Ancelotti has come through a tough opening sequence of fixtures relatively unscathed.
don’t expect Napoli to shock the Juventus Stadium as they did last season, when Kalidou Koulibaly scored a last gasp winner in April to put the Scudetto race back in the balance.
The San Paolo side will have their moments in Turin and will score, but the Bianconeri will do what they have almost always managed to do in their near-decade of dominance of Italian football – find a way to win. 2-1 to Juve.
With Ronaldo back in goalscoring form and Juve seemingly always able to get the results they need domestically, the Bianconeri should extend their winning start on Saturday.
But Napoli, as they have shown over the years, are dangerous opponents. The two teams have only kept a combined three clean sheets from ten matches in Serie A this season, and both sides can be expected to find the back of the net here as well.
Despite winning nine out of 10 League games between them in 2018-19, Juve and Napoli have mostly done it the hard way in the opening weeks of the campaign.
Three of the Partenopei’s four victories have come by a single goal, while Allegri’s team beat Chievo, Parma and Sassuolo by the same margin.
Another tight encounter in Turin seems inevitable and should be decided by the odd goal.
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The two teams each registered 1-0 away victories over the other last season as Napoli pushed Juventus close for the Scudetto.
Last season’s win at the Juventus Stadium was the first time Napoli had won in Turin in Serie A since 2009.
Since the turn of the millennium, the clubs have faced each other on 34 occasions. Excluding penalty wins for either side, Juve have won 16 of the encounters, with Napoli emerging victorious in 10.
- Juventus’ 90 shots in Serie A so far this season is the highest in the League, 13 more than Roma in second. Napoli are third with 76 attempts.
- Napoli’s goalkeepers, David Ospina and Orestis Karnezis, have made only six saves between them so far this season – the fewest in Italy’s top flight.
- Only Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek has scored more Serie A goals than Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne this term.