SSC Napoli – Juventus Turin
The coming days are once again dominated by Serie A. There, the 20 teams go into their 18th matchday and this will already open on Friday with an absolute top match. When you look at the table, it quickly becomes clear that the best teams in the country are currently meeting. In this case, we are talking about the league leaders from Naples and the record champions Juventus Turin. Both have been in excellent form for weeks and you can find out who is the favourite in this top match in our Napoli – Juventus tip.
The signs before this clash are clear and obvious. Napoli go into this classic as the leaders and the heirs of Maradona currently have a seven-point lead over the Old Lady. The Old Lady, on the other hand, has overcome its little autumn depression and coach Allegri’s team has not only won its last eight league games, but Juventus has not conceded a single goal in these eight league games. It is also the duel of the best offensive against the best defensive. Both teams promise great football and we can look forward to a thrilling match.
Napoli – Juventus info:
– Date & Time: 13.01.2023, 20:45 hrs.
– Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples
– Competition: Serie A, Matchday 18
– TV broadcast: DAZN
Napoli Form & Balance Check
Who would have thought it before this season? SSC Napoli are more than commanding at the top of the Serie A table after the first 17 matchdays. Coach Spalletti’s team is currently seven points ahead and if the men from Vesuvius can keep up the pace in the coming weeks and months, they could end up with their first Scudetto in over 34 years. A few days ago, Napoli, at that time the only team in Europe’s top 5 leagues, suffered their first defeat. At Inter Milan, Napoli lost narrowly with 0:1. Whoever thought that the first defeat would leave its mark was again far wrong at the weekend. At Sampdoria Genoa, there was a narrow 2:0 victory.
Best offence in the league
One of the reasons SSC Napoli are doing so well this season is their attack. The 39 goals scored are without question the best in Serie A. The club from Vesuvius is also among the leaders in terms of the player with the most goals. Victor Osimhen has ten goals. Before the season, some quality was lost, especially in the offensive. Insigne moved to Canada and Koulibaly, who is also the head of the defence, moved to London. Also due to this fact, the performances of the “Gli Azzurri” cannot be rated highly enough.
Napoli facts & analysis
– 7 points lead over Juve
– Only lost 1 game
– Last time Napoli won 2-0 against Sampdoria
Juventus Form & Balance Check
The Old Lady from Turin has managed to go from mid-table to almost the top in the space of a few weeks. Coach Allegri is the father of success and the performances of the last few months seem to outshine the entire club. It doesn’t seem to matter that the entire board resigned shortly before Christmas due to possible allegations of corruption and that the club is virtually without a leader. Allegri is currently doing a very good job of keeping the team’s focus purely on the sporting side of things. The last matchday was again a complete success. Turin won by a narrow 1:0 margin at Udinese Calcio.
Defensively no way past
Without any question, Juventus Turin are the team of the moment in Serie A at the moment. If you win eight games in a row and don’t concede a single goal, you can rightly call yourself the first team to follow SSC Napoli. After the first 17 matchdays, the Old Lady has conceded just seven goals. If we consider that the record champions from Torino gave away De Ligt and Chiellini before the season, that is already a strong performance. Newcomer Bremer also made a complete impact.
Juventus facts & analysis
– 2nd place with 37 points
– Last won 1-0 against Udinese
– Won last 8 games without conceding a goal
Predicted line-up – last updated on 11 January 2023
All the key players are fit at SSC Napoli and coach Spalletti will go for a 4-3-3 in the upcoming match. Especially the front line of Lozano, Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia always provided a lot of danger this season. Compared to the 2-0 win over Sampdoria, everything remains the same. The upcoming opponents from Torino will also go into the match unchanged. Coach Allegri will again start in a 3-5-1-1. Moise Kean will once again play as the lone striker up front.
Napoli – Juventus direct comparison & Statistics
Both teams have faced each other in 171 matches so far. The direct comparison clearly goes to Juve. The Old Lady won 79 games, in addition to 38 defeats and 53 draws.
– Neither team conceded a goal in their last match.
– The last match ended in a draw. (1-1)
– Juventus Turin lead the Serie A sin-bin with 4 red cards.
– Juventus Turin have not lost any of their last 8 matches