It’s shaping up to be a Super Saturday in the Italian Seria A this week as the action starts with Roma v Lazio, then continues with an even bigger derby (at least in recent years), so we are giving you the most accurate Juve v Napoli preview and prediction. As it has been the case over the last three seasons, once again Juve and Napoli are at the top of the standings, and this game will probably prove to be decisive later one, since it’s like a six-point encounter for the title.
The Bianconeri have won their first six league matches, while Napoli have taken five out of six after slipping against Sampdoria (lost by 3-0). Trailing already by three points, this game will be good chance for the visitors to even things up and remind the champions that they are aiming for their throne. Juve have won their last three Seria A games with a 2-0 scoreline as Ronaldo hit his first goals for the club (two against Sassualo and one vs Frosinone). An interesting reminder about this Juve v Napoli preview and prediction is that the visitors won that game last year 0-1 with Koulibally hitting the winner from a corner kick. This game tightened up the Scudetto race with just three rounds to go, but at the end Juve still managed to lift the trophy for the seventh year in a row.
The only absentee for the hosts is Douglas Costa, who is serving his three match suspension for spitting an opponent in the game againt Sassuolo. Napoli are also missing just one player – right back Vlad Chiriches out with a ligament injury. So both sides are nearly at full strength, which is a good omen for those looking for a high scoring game.
In terms of our Juve v Napoli prediction for this Seria A game on September 29th, 2018, we expect both teams to get on the scoresheet. The Bianconeri are at home and have Cristiano Ronaldo leading their attack backed up by Dybala and Mandzukic, so you can be absolutely certain that they will score at least once here. On the other side, Napoli have an attack that’s just as dangerous with Insigne having started this season in top form with four goals in six games (he only scored ten last year). Mertens is now also back in the lineup, while the new signing from Bologna Simone Verdy opened his account for Napoli last weekend with with a nice goal. The other dangerous attacking players for Napoli are Millik, who scored a brace in the midweek round, and former Real Madrid prodigy and super pacy winger Jose Callejon.
To sum up our Juventus v Napoli prediction, both teams are extremely dangerous in attack and we expect them to find the back of the net.