PRE MATCH: NAPOLI VS JUVENTUS

Juventus, entertain Juventus at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium as Serie A action resumes after the international break.

The hosts have kicked off their 2021-22 campaign on a winning note and have recorded back-to-back wins in Serie A.


Juventus, on the other hand, have struggled to get positive results and after a 2-2 draw with Udinese in their season opener, lost 1-0 to Empoli at home in the first game since Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Manchester United.

Due to the recently concluded World Cup qualifying fixtures, both teams might be without some of their key players for this game.


There have been 176 meetings between the two sides across all competitions. As expected, Juventus have the upper hand in this fixture with 84 wins to their name. Napoli has recorded 43 wins against the Turin giants while 49 games have ended in draws.


The two sides have been evenly matched in their recent encounters, with five wins for the hosts, six wins for Juventus, and a single stalemate in their last 13 meetings.


Juventus team news :


Federico Chiesa returned from the international break with an injury and will miss the trip to Naples. Paulo Dybala, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Rodrigo Bentancur and Juan Cuadrado are doubts as they will only land in Italy from international duty late on Friday and might not be fully match-fit for Saturday's game.

Kaio Jorge and Arthur remain sidelined due to injuries while Hans Nicolussi Caviglia and Aaron Ramsey are doubts for the game.


Prediction:


Without Federico Chiesa and Paulo Dybala, this will be a tough match for the Old Lady but as they have shown under Max Allegri, they will find a way to grind it out.

Look for Moise Kean to get a brace as Juventus gets out of Napoli with the victory.

Napoli 1-2 Juventus



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