Juventus vs Napoli Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Juventus vs Napoli in Serie A.
Juventus vs Napoli Match Preview
It is the biggest game of the season in Italy as the top-of-the-table clash between the top two sides is set to decide the title in Serie A. This Juventus vs Napoli clash will be played at the Juventus Stadium on Sunday, April 22. With just four points separating the sides and only five games to play, it can’t get any better than this! Check out our Juventus vs Napoli prediction and betting tips before place your bet.
Juve had a minor blip in the midweek, as they drew against Crotone 1-1. Ahead of this Juventus vs Napoli fixture, the hosts are top of the table with 85 points. They are in good shape for winning their seventh straight title, because even a draw would suit their charge perfectly. Critics would see their draw against Crotone as a sign of their vulnerability, but Juve are extremely confident at home. With just one home defeat in the league since October 2015, the Champions have shown form that makes them difficult to play in their own den. Juve have the best defence in the league, letting in only five goals this season at home. Only once in their last nine league matches at home did they concede and that speaks a lot about their defensive capabilities.
Napoli have an incredible away record, as they haven’t lost away from home for 18 months in Serie A. This season, they have picked up 12 wins and four draws in their league travels and should be a perfect antidote to Juve’s home form in this Juventus vs Napoli fixture. The visitors have a solid defensive record too, conceding just once in their five visits to sides in the top seven. The visitors know that anything less than a win will be curtains for their title hopes. The midweek slip for Juve would have brought Napoli back into the title mix, but it is still Napoli who will have to take the chances and go all out for a win, because even a draw won’t help them out.
Juventus vs Napoli H2H
Juventus are unbeaten in four home games at Napoli.
Juventus vs Napoli Team News
Juventus will be without the injured Mattia De Sciglio.
Napoli will be without the injured Faouzi Ghoulam.
Juventus vs Napoli Probable Lineups
Juventus: Buffon (GK), Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Chiellini, Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi, Costa, Higuain, Mandzukic.
Napoli: Reina (GK), Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Rui, Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.
Juventus vs Napoli Prediction
It’s a huge game and although a win will seal the title, Juve’s coach Max Allegri will not be going extravagant to go for his fourth title after four seasons in Turin. Risking a defeat to cut the lead to one point is not a practical proposition for the hosts. It is difficult to predict a winner in this encounter, which is such a huge game of the season for both sides. Considering the defensive strengths of both sides and the fact that both sides will badly want to avoid defeat, we are backing under 2.5 goals in the game. Keep an eye on how former Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain will perform in his 100th game with Juventus. He could get on the scoresheet anytime in the game.