Napoli vs Juventus
Italian Serie A
Date: 13 January 2023, Friday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Naples).
Napoli host Juventus in the mouthwatering Matchday 18 opener in Serie A on Friday evening at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
We are about to get an answer to whether Napoli have what it takes to make a big step towards the title with a three-pointer here against the top two sides in the league ladder.
After losing 1-0 at Inter Milan in the first game of the year, the Partinopei rolled past Sampdoria 2-0 on the road last weekend.
Six minutes before halftime, Tomas Rincon was sent off for Le Samp, which helped Luciano Spalletti’s men win.
In Genova, the Partinopei completely controlled the game with 24 attempts (8 on target) and 2 goals.
Spalletti can be concerned about his team’s inefficiency up front after the World Cup break. Napoli did not score in last weekend’s 1-0 loss at Inter Milan and they looked less efficient than earlier in the season.
In addition, the hosts will have to contend with an in-form Juventus side that has won eight consecutive league games without conceding a goal.
In their recent matches, Juventus did not excel in the final third, but they looked rock-solid defensively, climbing to the sky-high second position in Serie A after eight consecutive wins.
Napoli vs Juventus Head-to-head
- The home court advantage has played a big factor in the recent head to head history between these rivals.
- Seven of the last eight H2H encounters between these two outfits finished in home wins.
- Both teams scored in each of the previous three H2H affairs.
Napoli vs Juventus Prediction
In eight league games at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona this season, Napoli have won seven and drawn one, but Juventus have won eight consecutive clean sheets.
I Partinopei, however, have the talent to edge past Juve here, and we’ll be looking for something like a 1-0 victory for the hosts as our main betting recommendation.