The battle between the leader and the current runner-up of the Italian Serie A takes place at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples on Sunday evening. The big question is who’s going to win the game? We think no one, but betting on a draw seems risky. That’s why our Napoli vs Juventus prediction and betting tips are going to focus on other betting markets, like Over/Under, BTS, etc.
Napoli are in the second place on the table and it seems that they’re going to stay there until the end of the season unless something really strange happens. The thing is that they’re 13 points behind Juventus, so even if they win on Sunday, they will still be far away from the first place.
At the same time, the point gap between Napoli and the third-placed Inter is 9 points, so it’s fair to say they’re safe, no matter what. Of course, this doesn’t mean that Napoli won’t have any motivation on Sunday evening. Actually, it’s just the opposite.
Napoli are famous for the atmosphere their supporters create, especially when matches are played on their turf. And this goes double for matches against big teams such as Juventus. Napoli are still without a home defeat this season, having won 10 out of 13 Serie A matches played at San Paolo.
The last time Napoli suffered a defeat at home was exactly one year ago, on 3rd of March 2018, when they lost 4:2 to Roma. However, there’s one thing that needs to worry them ahead of the game with Juve. The last time the Italian champion came to Naples, they won 1:0.
The biggest news from Juventus is that their best player Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling with an ankle injury, for which, he might have to sit out this game. And the chances are that Juve manager Allegri will want to give CR7 some rest, so that he could be 100% ready for the Champions League duel against Atletico Madrid in less than 10 days.
The match in question is of utmost importance for Juventus, who have set their eyes on the Champions League title. The problem is that Atletico Madrid have made it more difficult for Juve by beating them 2:0 in Madrid.
The Atletico game is much more important for Juventus than the one taking place in Naples, but this doesn’t mean they’re traveling to the south of Italy waving a white flag. Juventus’ squad is a competitive bunch of top-class players who love winning all the time. And beating such a heavyweight as Napoli at San Paolo would do wonders for Juventus’ confidence.
- Raul Albiol (injury)
- Mario Rui (doubtful)
- Juan Cuadrado (injury)
- Sami Khedira (injury)
- Douglas Costa (injury)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (doubtful)
Ospina – Koulibaly, Luperto, Hysaj, Malcuit – Allan, Zielinski, Ruiz – Mertens, Insigne, Milik
Szczesny – Bonucci, Chiellini, Cancelo, Alex Sandro – Can, Matuidi, Bentancur – Bernandeschi, Dybala, Mandzukic
Napoli vs Juventus Prediction
Juventus and Napoli are the two teams with the least number of conceded goals in Serie A. Sure, they’re also great when it comes to goal-scoring, but a big majority of the goals these two scored happened when they played against the teams from the bottom half of the table. All this makes me think we won’t see too many goals here.
When it comes to the outcome of this match, a draw seems like most probable. Still, anything can happen at San Paolo Stadium…
Napoli vs Juventus Betting Tips
- Under 2.5 Goals @1.79 (1XBET)
- BTS – No @1.90 (bet365)