Napoli vs Juventus: prediction for Serie A fixture
Napoli have not lost to Juventus at home for three matches. Will the hosts extend this streak on September 11? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Last season Napoli had set a task to get into the Champions League, but Gennaro Gattuso's men failed to finish in the Top 4. In the last round, they drew with Verona, and the loss of crucial points resulted in Napoli finishing fifth. This season the board hired Luciano Spaletti as a new manager to try and accomplish the same task: finish in the Top 4.
Napoli has a good start to the season. In the first round, they beat Venice 2:0 without any problems, even though they were down to 10 men from the first half. Genoa caused more problems in the second round but Napoli snatched a 2:1 away victory. With sixth points in the asset, Napoli are fifth in the table, behind the leader Lazio only on goal difference.
Juventusalmost lost their spot in the Champions League at the end of last season, but thanks to Napoli's draw they overtook the Neapolitans in the standings. However, the fourth place was regarded as a failure by the ambitious club, and manager Andrea Pirlo was replaced by Massimiliano Allegri, who apparently became the initiator of Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer.
The Old Lady had a weak start in Serie A. In the first round, they had a two-goal advantage over Udinese but allowed La Zebrette to level the score (2:2). In the second round, Juventus lost at home to Empoli (0:1). With just one point in the asset, Juve are 12th in the table.
In the last five games between the clubs, this score was recorded twice.
In the last two games of Napoli, this bet won.
Juventus scored in the first half in their last four away games.
Juventus have started the season very poorly: they only scored one point against such rivals as Udinese and Empoli. Napoli didn't have very strong opponents in the first rounds either, but they confidently won both fixtures and demonstrated high-quality football.
In recent years, Napoli successfully played against Juve at home, so we suggest betting on the hosts. Moreover, Juventus have some problems, the biggest of which is the unavailability of Federico Chiesa.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (0) to Napoli.
Prediction: Handicap (0) to Napoli
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Napoli look solid at the start of the season. They've created multiple chances in the first two games and have scored four goals. Napoli also are reliable in defense: just one goal was conceded. Juventus look weaker than the opponent, but we doubt that Napoli will be able to get a crushing defeat over the Old Lady.
Second wager - Napoli to win by one goal.