Juventus vs. Napoli: Serie A – Match Preview

The two favourites for the Serie A title go head to head on Saturday as Napoli travel to the champions Juventus.

Juventus started their campaign with a narrow 1-0 success at Parma in their opening fixture.

Giorgio Chiellini scored the only goal as the Old Lady started their title defence in perfect style.

Napoli’s opening day fixture was more entertaining as they edged out Fiorentina in a seven goal thriller.

Lorenzo Insigne scored twice, including the winner as they won 4-3.

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Match history
Juventus won both meetings in the 18-19 campaign, including a 3-1 home success, with Mario Mandzukic scoring twice.

Napoli have a poor recent record against Juventus, winning just one of the last seven league meetings.

Last five Serie A meetings
Napoli 1 Juventus 2 – 03/03/19
Juventus 3 Napoli 1 – 29/09/18
Juventus 0 Napoli 1 – 22/04/18
Napoli 0 Juventus 1 – 01/12/17
Napoli 1 Juventus 1 – 02/04/17

Under 2.5 goals – 4/5 with Bet 365

Team news
Matthijs de Ligt is likely to be among the substitutes again here with Leonardo Bonucci preferred on the weekend.

Douglas Costa is expected to start ahead of Paulo Dybala, whose future remains in doubt.

Arkadiusz Milik will return having missed the opening game of the season through injury.

New signing Hirving Lozano is expected to be in the squad for the first time since his move from PSV Eindhoven.

Expected starting XI’s
Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Costa, Higuain, Ronaldo
Napoli (4-3-3): Meret; Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Zielinski, Allan, Ruiz; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne

Predictions

Result: Juventus (19/20 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-0 (8/1 with 888 Sport)

Anytime Goalscorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (6/5 with 888 Sport)

Odds correct at time of article (30/08, 10:30), they are subject to change

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