Juventus vs Napoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin).
Right away in the second match-day itself, the Serie A is presenting its fans one of the best games it has to offer. Eight-time defending champions Juventus is taking on their closest competitors for the last few years, the outcome of which will set the pace for at least the initial stages of the season.
Both have begun their campaigns with a win apiece, but Napoli was made to sweat it out on the pitch.
In a seven-goal thriller, hosts Fiorentina struck a one-goal lead even before the completion of the first ten minutes, but Napoli hit back by the end of the first half with two goals of their own. Later in the next 45 minutes, either side chipped in with two goals apiece to register a 3-4 win for the guests.
Title-holders Juve too had a tough outing in the first match-day. Against Parma, who had finished just three points above the cut-off line last time around, the Old Lady had to pant to record a 0-1 win, courtesy a Georgio Chiellini goal.
In no way was the victory an indicator of their dominance, and fans definitely would want their squad to get back into their groove this weekend against their arch-rivals.
Juventus vs Napoli Head-to-head (h2h)
- Juve won three of the last four games.
- Eight of the former eleven wins went to the same team as well.
- The last six clashes at this stadium saw five home wins.
- Five of the previous seven encounters at this stadium had goals at either end of the pitch.
Juventus vs Napoli Prediction
Despite this being the opening stages of the competition, the level of rivalry would be considerably higher in this tie, taking into account the ambitions of the squads involved, and the expectations associated with them.
The home advantage definitely puts the champions on higher ground, and moreover, they have posted some superlative stats in recent h2h clashes. In fact, they won three of the last four such meetings and won five of the previous six at this venue as well.
Furthermore, the guests have registered just three victories at this venue in the last 20 years. As such, count on Maurizio Sarri’s men to make it two wins out of two this Saturday.
Coming to goals though, visitors have found the back of the net in 12 of the prior 14 h2h meetings, and in six of the previous seven at this venue. Moreover, just the last match-day, Napoli registered four goals to take the three points.
Consequentially, despite the strong backline the hosts possess, count on the runners-up of 2018-19 to find the back of the net at least once.
Juventus vs Napoli Betting Tips
Juventus to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).